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Viking
9 50%
Swede
3 17%
Come down off the ledge
5 28%
Other?
1 6%
Voters: 18.
#1
I came to you last week asking for suggestions on a cheap, decent guitar to use as a backup while gigging. Since then, I've come across the Hagstrom Swede and the Hagstrom Viking, and I think I might be willing to spend a lot more money than I had planned.

At $699 + case and free postage for the Swede and $899 + case and postage for the Viking, you can't really go wrong. Especially when they've both got an RRP of $1200. (This is starting to sound like an ad)

The problem is though, I don't live anywhere near anyplace that I can try these guitars. I'm wondering if it's worth the risk. With them both being so cheap there's a chance I could make my money back, or even make a profit if I don't like them.

What I want you to do is either talk me back off the edge, or tell me to take the plunge, and which guitar to buy. I want them both, but the viking more, but I really would like to spend less money.
#4
Quote by Dio10101
Swedes play deliciously, but terrible fret access towards the top. Go for the viking, I'd say.

You mean the higher frets? That could be an issue.
#6
both are decent guitars. the prices mentioned aren't a great deal at all but rather fairly close to the going rate (at least around here).
#7
You can't get a decent guitar for under $1000 in australia normally.
Last edited by Butt Rayge at Aug 22, 2011,
#8
I picked "other", because I was unsure why "Ninja" or "Pirate" wasn't an option...then I read your post.

I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
- Stephen F. Roberts
#9
Quote by bkmurff
I picked "other", because I was unsure why "Ninja" or "Pirate" wasn't an option...then I read your post.


This isn't the pit...

Or an invasion on the EG forum.

Did you have any actual idea though after reading the post?
#10
Quote by Butt Rayge
This isn't the pit...

Or an invasion on the EG forum.

Did you have any actual idea though after reading the post?


Oh jeez, chill. I thought it was funny.
#12
Quote by JustRooster
Oh jeez, chill. I thought it was funny.

If you think that wasn't chill you should see me when I'm not.

If I came across as snarky I apologise.