The minute you lay your hands on a Hagstrom and strum it for the first time, you can instantly feel why Hagstrom Guitars has legions of devoted fans and why so many pro musicians have made it their “number one”.
Hagstrom’s unmistakable headstock is iconic. Hagstrom guitars are also known for their playing comfort and tonal versatility, the result of design innovations such as our aerospace engineered H-Expander™ truss rod, Resinator™ fingerboard, custom wound pickups, and unique hardware.
The Hagstrom features contribute to that distinct and unmatched sound, which has jumpstarted many careers around the world. Now fasten your seatbelts and let us take you on a ride to explore the Hagstrom range. You’re about to discover a dazzling assortment of electric guitars, electric basses and acoustics that will whet your appetite to travel to your nearest dealer and try one out today. Enjoy! Established in the 1925 as a manufacturer of accordions, Hagstrom also has a long history of building guitars. Production of acoustic steel string and classical guitars dates back as early as the 1940‘s. In 1958, the first Hagstrom electric guitars were built. Covered in sparkle and pearloid celluloid with stamped metal logos, they featured an ingenious use of materials previously used in their accordion production. Over time Hagstrom’s range of instruments expanded into classic designs such as semi-acoustic and jazz models (“Viking®” and “Jimmy”), solid-bodies (“Swede” and “Super Swede”), and electric basses. The world’s first 8-string bass, the “H8”, was introduced, and became an instant success. Hagstrom guitars became known world-wide for their professional quality, excellent playability, unique features, and great value. We have gone to great lengths to re-create the modern Hagstrom range using original designs and production techniques. Our manufacturing team searches the world to find the best raw materials and hardware, and then supplies our manufacturing partners with the detailed specifications and guidance necessary to authentically re-create Hagstrom’s classic models. Hagstrom’s unique H-Expander™ truss-rod, bridge and tailpiece designs, and other cosmetic features such as logos and headstock designs are all authentically re-created, and based on original specifications and drawings. Our pickups are custom-wound and carefully based upon original designs and voicings.
Rich Heritage & Modern Features
Hagstrom’s tradition of innovation continues with careful introduction of more modern features and design enhancements, without compromise to our traditions. For example, fingerboards are now made of our unique Resinator™ wood, with resonance and sustain qualities far superior to anything ebony or rosewood can offer. Original tuning key designs have been slightly updated to make them easier to use, and electronics controls have been enhanced where appropriate to appeal to modern playing techniques. We’ve also expanded the range by introducing the Ultralux and Northen Series to meet the needs of modern players. Every step of the way we have strived to deliver the same exceptional performance at surprising value, which is the historical foundation of Hagstrom’s reputation.
Playing Comfort and Tonal Versatility
When you purchase a Hagstrom guitar, you can be confident your investment will provide you with an authentic piece of Hagstrom’s history and will become a life-long musical and artistic companion. The minute you lay your hands on a Hagstrom and strum it for the first time, you can instantly feel why Hagstrom has legions of devoted fans and why so many pro musicians have made it their “number one”. Hagstrom’s unmistakable headstock is iconic. Hagstrom guitars are also known for their playing comfort and tonal versatility, the result of design innovations such as our aerospace engineered H-Expander™ truss rod, Resinator™ fingerboard, custom wound pickups, and unique hardware. All of these features contribute to Hagstrom’s distinct and unmatched sound, which has jumpstarted many careers around the world. Now fasten your seatbelts and let us take you on a ride to explore the Hagstrom range. You’re about to discover a dazzling assortment of electric guitars, electric basses and acoustics that will whet your appetite to travel to your nearest dealer and try one out today. Enjoy!
Super Swede DeLuxe: The Hagstrom Guitar History So Far
This great book tells the history of Hagstrom electric and acoustic guitars, made by a Swedish innovative company founded in the 1920s by a young entrepreneur, Albin Hagström (1905–1952), first as a maker and distributor of accordions. As musical tastes moved from “squeezeboxes” to rock’n’roll guitars, Hagstrom made the move along with the changes in music.
The result is more than a quarter of a million guitars made from 1947 to the present, used by beginners and amateurs as well as renowned professionals in jazz, rock, folk, country – all genres you can think of. Among the artists playing Hagström guitars are Frank Zappa, David Bowie, John Lennon, and Elvis Presley, and groups such as (of course) ABBA and Blue Swede, Nirvana, The Eagles, Foo Fighters, and Genesis.
And in spite of the company’s location in a small village near the mountain districts of Sweden, an innovative in-house staff built state-of-the-art instruments and invented cutting edge novelties such as guitar synthesizers and stereo PA systems.
Super Swede DeLuxe: The Hagstrom Guitar History So Far focuses on Hagstrom’s guitar production. 213 pages, richly illustrated. Language: English. Super Swede DeLuxe: The Hagstrom Guitar History So Far by Swedish author and musician Mikael Jansson can be ordered internationally through The Book Depository
where Swedish visitors can purchase the book through Bokus
Karl-Erik Hagström and Mikael Jansson from the book release in September 2020
Artists LOVE TO PLAY HAGSTROM
Aaron North Jubilee, The Icarus Line, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Buddyhead
Alejandra Deheza School of Seven Bells
Alex Howard Hoodie Allen, Sleeping With Sirens, Conditions
Andreas Klemens The Satellite Year
Andy Monaghan Frightened Rabbit
Andrzej Nowak TSA, Złe Psy
Antti Seroff Profane Omen
Arne Wiese Motorradkaffee, Viper Sniper
Beto Grammatico Salta La Blanca
Big Country Bruce Watson, Jamie Watson & Derek Forbes
Chris Catalyst Eureka Machines, Sisters of Mercy
CJ The Wildhearts
Claes Olofsson Session player, User of a Common Name, The Mahatmas
Dariusz Malejonek Kultura, Izrael, Moskwa, Armia, Houk, 2Tm2,3, Arka Noego & Maleo Reggae Rockers
Dweezil Zappa Zappa plays Zappa, Solo Career
Eddie Reyes Taking Back Sunday
Enrico Santacatterina Independent Artist
Fernando Vecchio Las Pastillas del Abuelo
Ghost The Nameless Ghouls
Ginger Wildheart The Wildhearts, Ginger Wildheart Band
Gregory Hinde Producer, Composer
Ivan Gomez Singh
Jacob Widén Neverstore
John Hassall The Libertines
Jorge Escobedo Sober
JT Woodruff Hawthorn Heights
Justin York Touring Guitarist - Paramore
Jyri Vahvanen Battlelore, Church of Void
Marek Yan Kisielinski Producer, Composer
Mathias Färm Franky Lee, Millencollin
Micko Larkin Courtney Love
Niklas Sandin Katatonia
Pat Smear Foo Fighters, Nirvana, The Germs
Paul Astick Hawk Eyes
Pernilla Andersson The Pernilla Andersson Band
Rich Jones The Ginger Wildheart Band, Michael Monroe
Rob Stephens Hawk Eyes
Robbie Davidson The Exploited
Rodrigo González Die Ärzte, ¡Más Shake!
Sel Belamir Amplifier
Steve Durose Amplifier
Taylor York Paramore
Tezz Roberts Discharge
Thom Edward God Damn
Thomas Wallin tAKiDA
Todd Kerns Slash, Age of Electric, Static In Stereo, Sin City Sinners, Michael Monroe
Will Sergant Echo & the Bunnymen