Poll: Hagstrom or Epiphone
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View poll results: Hagstrom or Epiphone
hagstrom
9 64%
epiphone
5 36%
Voters: 14.
#1
Okay, would you buy a NEW Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Reissue for $354.75and a gig bag or USED/MINT Hagstrom Ultra Swede with no bag or case for $290? Any feedback would be appreciated
Last edited by PoorNapolean at Oct 23, 2014,
#2
I'd buy the Hagström...

'cause I already own a Nighthawk Custom RI
#3
What do you think of the nighthawk? Have you done any mods or just playing it as it is? I guess I was asking which deal people though was better.
#4
No mods done other than straplocks

It is the most versatile guitar you can get in this pricerange, IMO

'fenderish' sounding with Gibson/Epiphone feeling

you can get 9 different sounds out of this guitar
Last edited by paruwi at Oct 24, 2014,
#5
I would go for the Hagstrom. Nicer looking guitar. Never liked the look of the nighthawks. Play them and then decide if you can.
#6
Hagstrom- nicer for the price.
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#8
In this case, I'd probably buy the Hagstrom, but only because I think it's a pretty good deal.
This assumes the quality is really minty and that there are no glitches with electronics or playability.


The Nighthawk is a nice machine, but I'm on the hunt for an original '90's version of exactly the same thing (and it will say Gibson on the headstock). I really like what Epiphone has done with the Nighthawk Custom, and it's a lot of guitar for the money, but the original is mahogany/mahogany neck (not sure about the neck) and the weight (and weight distribution) of the guitar is completely different. The Epiphones have a much lighter body wood and border on neck heavy; try the specific one you'd buy to see if it's balanced well.