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damn, what a find. I guess when they looked it up in their little book for a price and it wasn't there, or they gave some shmo 50 bucks for it :D
 

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I always thought the old Hagstoms had a great neck/fretboard action.
 

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Yes Hagstroms have wonderful necks.
Inside is an aluminum I-beam and thats what allowed the Swedish Craftsmen to make them so thin.
I know, lots of guitarists like a big fat rounded neck; but not me.
I have a 66/67 Hagstrom Viking with the "Kings Neck" as the old decals used to proclaim.
Hagstrom ads used to boast "fastest neck in the world".
However, I beleive the Swede Necks are a little bigger.
Is that true?
 

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Great Score!

I always thought that Hagstrom's had an excellent
headstock design. Very classy :D

What does the second toggle switch do?
Coil split/tap maybe?
 

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ofender said:
That's a nice looking guitar actually. Was paying $350 a steal? And yes, what is the other switch for?
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.
 

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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!
 

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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!
It's about time you showed up :food-smiley-004:
 
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