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Hagstrom Swede Red - c.1978

By Hagstrom

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I just put down a black Hagstrom Swede from the same year and I thought, what am I going to say about this one? But in fact it’s quite different - this guy is kinda beefy and growley and snarls a bit more like a Les Paul! If you dig into it, the neck pickup breaks up with some vintage character, the bridge pickup is super dynamic and in combination with the neck pickup, it just sounds great! A few minor dings and a bit of age showing in the binding (coming off but we’ll glue it back on for the new owner) but it’s in great shape and plays beautifully!  Knobs and pickup surrounds have been changed, bridge pickup has been turned around (ala Peter Green but wrong pickup!) and this one is a manly 10.15lbs! A sit-down studio guitar? Maybe, but still a beauty! This could be an earlier Swede as the jack-plate is rusty and the serial number can’t be read. Comes with a hard shell case. (HSC)


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