#1
How are Hagstrom guitars?

What do they sound/feel like?

Looking into them...


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#2
I once tried a few. They are versatile because of the pick-up splitter, and the neck was okay.
But my new PRS Santana SE smashed it, the sound has way more character than the flat sound of a Hagstrom.

but if I ever have some money too much I might consider buying one because the massive body is nice for hard-rock...
#3
^I was actually confused about that extra toggle switch, that makes the humbucker into a single coil I assume?

EDIT: Anyone else tried one?
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^ Yep. It's what coil splitter does
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#5
the one i tried was alright, but i wasn't exactly blown away, either.
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#6
I played a gold top super swede the other week and would have bought it if I had the money, the neck was insane reminded me of some of my ibanezs and it just had a great feel and sound, I defiantly plan on getting one soonish, I played it through a ac 30 and fender deluxe reverb, I like them alot
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#7
I played one of the big Jazzboxes. It sounded pretty jazzy. The neck was nice, finish was beautiful, frets were done well.

Very good for $600.
#8
I have never played any of the new Hagstroms (like after they were bought out and ressurected) but my bandmate has a old Hagstrom 3, made in Sweden somewhere between 1964 and 1973 I think and that think really blows me away. It has sort of a Strat sound with a surf twang, but IMO it blows the Fenders out of the water. If their quality and product is anything like it used to be I say go for it.
#9
How are they for pop/rock?
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#10
The old Swedish ones are incredible. They feel and sound much better than any Gibson I've tried and are built to last. I don't know a whole lot about the new ones.
#11
I loved the Viking Deluxe that they had. I saw Frank Zappa playing one, and his son Dweezil was endorsing them on his GW video, so I decided to try one.

They are just as warm and as fat as any Gibson. I absolutely love it. And for half the cost! When I buy a hollowbody, it will definitely be a Hagstrom.
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#12
i love hagstroms! i've got a super swede, an xl-5(not as good as i hoped) and soon i'm trading a bass amp for a viking.
the swede isn't as edgy as a gibson but it has a cool, smooth dark tone which sounds really good for stoner and classic rock and metal. i wouldn't buy one in the hope it will sound like a paul but it sounds fantastic in its own right. probably a bit dark for pop.
the viking is probably the best of the lot. gorgeous tone and takes overdrive really well. can't wait to get it!
#13
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^I was actually confused about that extra toggle switch, that makes the humbucker into a single coil I assume?


It's not a coil-tap, it's a filter.

Swedes sound great and their necks are super slim but without the awkward profile of an Ibanez Wizard.

Eventually I'd like to get a Swede with a Phat Cat and a Super Distortion in it.
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It's not a coil-tap, it's a filter.

Swedes sound great and their necks are super slim but without the awkward profile of an Ibanez Wizard.

Eventually I'd like to get a Swede with a Phat Cat and a Super Distortion in it.


on the regular swedes its a filter and on the super swedes theres a coil tap. the tap isn't too bad either, on the middle position with coil tapping you can get a nice strat like honk going.