Brief History of Hagstrom Guitars

Hagstrom is a Swedish instrument company that started its life importing accordions from Germany in the 20’s and 30’s. In the 1950’s is when the company started building their fun and quirky guitar line that we all know and love. Hagstrom was one of the 1st companies to produce quality electric guitars outside of the USA to compete with Fender and Gibson, 1st in Europe then in the USA where in the late 60’s they had built themselves a cult following among musicians. Famous players of that era include the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, Frank Zappa, Noel Redding (Bassist), Mike Rutherford of Genesis, Joe Walsh, ABBA and many others.

During the 70’s Hagstrom produced some very hi-quality electric guitar models like the Swede and Super Swede, but unfortunately by the early 80’s their market had dried up and they closed their doors in 1983 after a brief attempt at building some guitars in Japan.

In 2004 the company was revived and brought back many of the models that made them famous during the 60’s and 70’s. The modern incarnation of the Hagstrom guitar line is as popular as every because of their quality, affordability and their quirky Swedish design. Hagstrom guitars have carved themselves a quite unique niche in the international guitar market and will hopefully be producing fun and exciting instruments for many years to come.

Hagstrom Super Swede - Tobacco Burst Flametop - Excellent! - Priced to Sell!

Hagstrom Vintage 1970s Swede - Includes SKB Hardshell Case - Priced to Sell!

Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Amber Burst 2006 NO RESERVE!!

Hagstrom Select Swede - Blue Flametop - Kent Armstrong Pickups - Priced to Sell!

Hagstrom Retroscape Series H-III Aged Sky Blue 

Vintage 1965 Hagstrom Model 1 Red W/ OSSC! Devo!

Hagstrom Super Swede Tremar Tremolo Electric Guitar Silver Sparkle

Hagstrom SWE-BLK 6 String Swede Electric Guitar Black Gloss w/ Hard Shell Case

Hagstrom viking II with hardshell case

Hagstrom Swede Goldtop

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