Hagstrom Guitars Ha gström Gitar

SPONSORED BY
www.gbmusic.co.uk

FOR SALE

Hagstremely 3 Up Black Pearl Sparkles Artistic Old Goya The Bat Deluxe Ä PB-24-G Kent Futurama Racy Red Corvette Coronado IV Future Bassed Hagstremely 3 Hagstrom II plus Tiger! Hagstwelve The GR8... H-8 Bass The Viking has Landed Concord Deluxe Flies Dusty the H-IIN-OT Swede-est Feeling King James Dandy Scandi Don't Fret: Scanbass Patch 2000 Super Gorgeous! Ultra Vegetable Japan Protos BJ: meet nephew H Little Jay Reet Petite Isa.. HC4Home Hagstrom and me Hagstrom UK Visitors Hagstrom Fans Full Hag History Short Hag History Hagstrom Electrics Hagstrom Acoustics Hagstrom Amps Catalogues Wanted or Selling Media Files Other Brands Hagstrom Links News 

 

Hagstremely III - A tale of Woe? Heck NO!

What is the ultimate Hagström Electric guitar? Wow what a question. People often ask me what's my favourite, but that's an impossible question to answer. It just depends on your mood and style at the time. Do you go for all out glitter or laid back jazz, well the Hagstrom III is neither, but it is a very versatile proposition; a superb classic look, and a good weight to carry and.... oh just take a look below later eh?

In Sept 2004 I updated the pictures, with some of the originals still further down the page. I included a streaming video (now a 'You Tube' link) as a demonstration of all those switches, and Chris had his first proper play on this great guitar even though it had been here quite a while. The pictures were in anticipation of a departure... yes I had said I'd never sell that beauty, but in a moment of madness I decided to give it away free to a notable and worthy player with a great story. So back across the Atlantic again, it found a new home. I had convinced myself I didn't do it justice, and there was promise of it getting some public use in the future.... Of course, the recipient disappeared again into the 'internet ether' a short while after... and the beauty hasn't seen light of day again as far as I know. You live and learn... I resolved to find a replacement one day...  See the photo's...

Serial No: 656225 (1965)



 

Go to the amps Page

Chris enjoyed playing this little treasure I'd coveted for a long time before letting it go...

Go to Hagstrom Amps
Some had white switches, this had black ones throughout.


A few play marks on the pickguard, but the pickups and screws were very clean and that headstock looked new! It was one of the cleanest Hagström III's I'd ever seen, spending many years on the wall of a New York studio before it arrived in the UK.
 


Click pic of Chris above ^^ to see a Video demonstration of the H-III
through a
Hagström 310 amp

The neck looked new, and you had to look hard for any body indents. Oh boy did I miss it... YEP!

horizontal rule

The situation is resolved hopefully...

Two years four months later (January 2007) this appeared on eBay... residing in Kent (no, not where I grew up in England, but Kent Ohio USA). Jeff had bought it new in 1969 - using his teenage savings. The Ohio retailer supplied it complete with plush lined Hagström Case, and of course the 10year neck warranty! Time moved on and the package was consigned to the wardrobe for over 30 years! Any collector is happy to read these words, often used in descriptions too easily; however the apparent condition and the proof of ownership was there...
So there followed a 3.00am vigil to ensure a successful outcome to the auction...

 
Serial No: 709221 a batch of 997 in qty, manufactured in Sweden in early 1967

Forty years later - Jan 07 - delivery awaited in the UK!

horizontal rule

If John H tells me that USPS is perfectly OK to send to Europe again, I'll...

3-4 day Global Express shipping meant (with many phone-calls, emails, and patient progressing) 13 days
- but it was worth the wait...



very little tarnish to be seen on the gilt case hardware

the experience continued to thrill

and for the first time I saw the exquisite back, and visible wood grain

Everything polished to a bright sparkle straight out of the box

Now, the dilemma repeats itself... do I let Chris play it? (Ha Ha).

One thing is certain - I don't care who you are, or how good the story is...

 

...this one is ours.

MADE WHERE? Yes, of course!

Go to the Fretless Scanbass Go to the Coronado / Futurama VI Bass Go to the Coronado / Futurama VI Bass Go to Hagstrom Amps Go to Hagstrom Amps
Welcome to the gang... "709221"

See the H-II / F200 and a Tiger Case Here   |   See the H-12 / F-12S Here  |  H-8 Bass

horizontal rule

Take a browse through the Catalogues Pages     

horizontal rule

CLICK FOR HAGSTROM VISITORS PAGES
 Or click the Red oval button top and bottom of every page for the Main Menu

Home Up

Any questions contributions or comments about this web site are welcome.  All Presentations are Copyright © 2001-2013 Hagstrom.org.uk - Hagstrom UK Projects
IMPORTANT: SEND E-mails to webstrom@hagstrom.org.uk (cut and paste). Please check occasionally - it may change due to junk mail idiots...
 (REPLIES TO YOUR MAIL COME FROM A DIFFERENT ADDRESS)  
EMAILS APPEARING TO COME FROM THE ADDRESS ABOVE ARE JUNK  - PLEASE DELETE !
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Last site modification: January 02, 2014 22:22 UK Time (Individual pages update more frequently)
 <Hagstrom Models  

         (LOST? )    |    Free Message Forum from Bravenet < Hag UK Forum   |  Hagstrom UK Home page

If you appreciate or enjoy this website, please help toward the costs of upkeep.
 >>>>>>>>>>>> Click the PayPal Icon to
Thank You very much! <<<<<<<<<<<<<

Pictures submitted are posted in good faith. Please advise if you feel anything should not be posted here.
NOTE: This is a personal appreciation site, not authorised by or affiliated to the Hagström  company, family, or other websites.
Pictures and text sent for submission, appraisal or display are deemed approved for use in Hagstrom UK projects,
acknowledgement will be given wherever possible, no other recourse or promise is implied or available,
all presentations are copyright Hagstrom UK projects.
This Hagstrom UK Project is a free service. GBMusic supports youth live music and community charities.
See:  www.gbmusic.co.uk  www.goldenboulder.org.uk  [Just Adverts >  Free Message Forums from Bravenet ]

There's nothing like a REAL original Swedish made Hagstrom (and there are loads around), but if it 'floats your boat', or you can't find an original then who are we to say?

Plenty has been said already and
will be said forever forward probably.
Only you know what's right for you!