Here is another example of pawn shop prowess. Picked this one up about 5 years ago out of Michigan. Mid 70's Hagstrom Swede. it is in fabulous condition. Got it for around $350 CDN at the time.
Not sure the recent re-incarnation would be the same guitars. Not sure where they are being built either.imbackagain2 said:wow are those good guitars? I noticed they're starting to run adds in guitar world. Pat smear from nirvana/foo fighters plays one
On the Swede you have the 3 position PUP selector switch and a 3 position tone switch. They made a limited number of Super Swede's that also had a coil tapping switch. Yes, the $350 was a deal. For an original Swede you would be looking at $600 plus. The Super Swedes are rare and command a premium.ofender said:That's a nice looking guitar actually. Was paying $350 a steal? And yes, what is the other switch for?
It's about time you showed up :food-smiley-004:YaReMi said:Always wanted to have one. In 1978, when I still lived in Eestern Europe, I was visiting Helsinki with 500 USD in my pocket for one guitar. Every gtr store had Swedes and they looked so tempting. The Swede had a very good reputation already then (jazz dude Larry Coryell played one) but at the end I went for a Stratocaster - 78, hardtail, r/w neck (500 wasn't enough for tremolo or maple neck). I still have the Strat, all original, and love it despite all the bad rap they get from all over.
I still keep checking eBay for Swedes, missed a chance to get a Superswede body and neck "project" recently.
I love your Swede, congratulations!