Hagstrom Swede with Bigsby - 1977
Mmm…What has Sweden given the world? Let’s see, Volvo, ABBA, Bjorn Borg, an Ice Hotel, Zlatan Ibrahimović, IKEA, a major headache for some when they changed to driving on the opposite side of the road, overnight! And lots more; oh yes, Hagstrom guitars! Alas, I digress; that’s why we’re here today; to talk about this vintage Swede. The pickups on this beast remind me of early 60's Gibson PAF's. Great vintage tone, awesome action and guitar friendly subtle Bigsby action. Aside from a few minor dings, this guitar has clearly been looked after and loved. The white parts have also gone a nice vintage cream colour which sets off the sweet cherry red factory stain. Weight is a spine-shattering 10.76 lbs, but think of the great sustain you'll have! (Try not to think about the chiropractor bills!) Seriously, it's a bit on the heavy side, but it does sound great! The neck pickup has had one bobbin rewound and the knobs have been changed too, and it looks super-cool! Comes with a hard shell case.