Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vintage Hagstrom Viking in San Diego for $650

Here is a nice vintage Hagstrom for about the same price as the new Asian-built Reissue. Nice semi-hollow guitar with the Hagstom famous "ultra-fast-neck!" hehe



Date: 2010-02-17, 1:16PM PST
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This is a late 60s Hagstrom Viking Hollowbody. Made in Sweden
Single coil pickups.
Very thin, fast neck.
It has a few scratches, and standard wear on a 40+ year old guitar.
It is all orginal, except for the bridge.
Plays great, and stays in tune very well.
A hardshell case is included with the guitar.

Cash Only

Location: San Diego


  1. I own another of these tobacco burst Vikings, practically identical except I have the original bridge (it has over/under adjustment screws which are frankly kind of a pain). I don't get the "hehe" comment above, because the neck is actually faster than I can even play - a very weird phenomenon if you've never experienced it for yourself. My question for anyone is about the pickups. I understand they're single coil, but haven't been able to find out anything more about them (and haven't felt like tearing it apart to look at them closely). The pots, if anyone cares, are laid out 90 degrees from a traditional Gibson; and the knobs are felt-bottomed which I thought was a nice grown-up feature. After snagging mine I discovered Zappa's "Bitchin'" endorsement ad, which was also kind of a hoot. I love mine, it is rather bitchin'.

  2. My "hehe" comment only referred back to the traditional Hagstrom marketing slogan for their "Ultra Fast Necks" which appeared on all the ads I used to see back in the 1970's. It was not meant to be an insult in any way - just an inside comment to those who might recognize the reference. - Jim C


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