21st January 2013
I think all the hover links have gone (8 straight hours work, nearly cross
eyed, just like the old days writing this site)
By all means let me know if any links are still the old hover (activex) type
and I'll change it.
I hope you can now follow the maze more easily again - find more hidden
pages than you could for quite a while!
19th January 2013
||Selling list up for offers
Manual update started of old hover buttons which are now seen as bad activex
things for some reason?
A lot of water has passed under the bridge...
We've said goodbye to the father of the guitars, the SuperSwede himself. I'm
ready to say goodbye to some of what I've accumulated over the years. I'd
just like to make sure this rambling site is available for a while as people
still use it...
18th March 2010
||Happy Birthday Karl-Erik Sr
||NEW Forum: Sections can be "quick accessed" direct from
the main website homepage links and
There's a 1962 Black EDP/Deluxe 90 in the buying and selling section of the
forum! Go and see!
||Brand Collaboration is a key marketing tool - Mikael Jansson alerted us to
two interesting ones (originally via the forum).
See the new licensed production
|Well we might have a bit more time following the busy summer festival and
gig season... well gigs are still on the go, but maybe a bit more time for
the site will accrue! I have hundreds of mails with useful info and pictures
still to add in, so it will happen in a completely non-chronological way for
The Forum has been updated so that it better
reflects key topics and areas of interest.
Buying and selling complete with 'html' and 'bbcode' facilities will make
listing your needs much simpler and of course direct. There is also a
category section for the new licensed Chinese models etc.
Information: If you are Sweden local: Upcoming doctoral dissertation
on Friday 5th June in Piteå, Sweden. The title of the thesis is "Music from
the backyard - Hagström's music education". It is linked to in fulltext - in
Swedish - here: [External
Link] (Info from Ketil Thorgersen)
||New Fans entry on basses, and keep an eye on
the Wanted or selling folks!
If you have a listing that has already sold (or found) then let me know
||Heads up Hagstrom Bass owners - ever thought about Guild tailpices?
See the spares section of the Links
page - you might be very relieved!
was a good friend to many people
around the world. A generous nature, a wicked sense of humour, a passionate
guy who put a 'positive spin' on most things in life.
(valid only till 25th March 09)
/ Part of Rob's legacy
Hagstrom Canada <<
Jeff's Kent is minimalist, or
an engineer's view, well I actually like it!
||Have you checked out the Wanted or Selling
Other new updates (loads of them) due soon!
||Casey's great 68 Viking Deluxe,
then an Impala played by a Giselle, and
Wanted and Selling updates
Take a dusty old HIIN from Indiana, only to find... (more)
||Great Old J45 on Wanted and Selling page -
along with some other fancies!
||Well the old Landola Espana Bjarton triangle gets another clear piece in the
puzzle sent to us.
Paul Davies sells his old Landola
branded 12 string thinline semi - looks stronger than a Viking 12?
||History and information about Alvdalen area updated a bit...
||Have you checked out the videos and media files?
If you have a Hagstrom demo video somewhere - let us know!
Here's a Hagstrom 39 amp for
Monday 5th January
|Jazzman Ron misses the feedback so he's updated his email address - see his
pages  
doesn't feel at all muted about his great bass from 1969/70
Squeeze box time - maybe Stefan can help
us out here with this little Marina gem from local man Don?
Rasmus brings us a
bass and asks for a value... actually it's quite playable!
Tuesday 30th December
||Larry Rogers shows us some great Bass -
been playing with his bands since '78 too!
HEADS UP - Wanted or Selling page
Sunday 21st December
||- OK - so what's all this "Dansband" stuff about? - Well there's a good
article all about it through the link below too. Sweden has been doing this
thing for years, and even with many other genres this remains a bit of a
Swedish thing - go find out more about how and why they have so much (no its
not MTV but it's) FUN!
- New Hagstrom 'YouTubes' up for viewing elsewhere too -
see the Media/Video Page
- Bengt shares his HIIBN
Lefty with us - that's rare!
Saturday 20th December
LARZ KRISTERZ WIN THE
SWEDISH NATIONAL TV DANSBAND COMPETITION
MANY CONGRATULATIONS FROM HAGSTROM.ORG.UK - STEFAN AND THE GUYS DID IT!
Monday 1st December
H22 Visitors page separated from
general acoustics page
Another Wanted or Selling listing - rare prototype
Geronimo from Mexico: H-8
Saturday 22nd November
||Well more visitor pics starting to go up (there a lot of work backwards
within my mail inbox)
Example Bass pics.
Wanted or Selling is updated again too.
Larz Kristerz are still in the TV competition too - (I
watched Swedish TV live streaming online this evening
No idea what they were saying 99.99999% of the time but it was still great
fun to watch!)
Sunday 9th November
||Batman meets the Hawaiian War God in Sydney Australia (You
couldn't make that up even if you'd tried !)
Saturday 8th November
Larz Kristerz are through the fourth week of the
Dansband TV contest!
You've got to see what's on the Wanted or
Selling page - this is a RED HOT opportunity!
Tuesday 4th November
|Here we are again - this time delving behind the story.
New page - Hagstrom -
There's an official poll included to be sure we're heading in the right
direction on the website.
The new book from Mikael - a
perfect Christmas gift I'd say!
Do You want One?
Never forget, a Hag in the hand is
worth two in the...
Sunday 2nd November
||Our Hagstrom toting friends
Larz Kristerz are on Swedish TV in a competition series
Wednesday 29th October
HEY! A new page at last YES REALLY.
Eric Hardy gnaws his way to an old
España - Landola no less too!
From Espana to Goya - Matt
Foster is really excited at his masterpiece from 1961 - and so he should
(I have literally masses of backlog - so please don't chase me up on
previous submissions - I'll start working on them over time - cheers folks -
looks like we're back... So much to tell you, and so much I'm not
allowed to tell you for a while (hopefully).
Sunday 26th October
Wanted or Selling Page
page is up again - roll up roll up!
Saturday 25th October
||Check out the Bjarton
dedicated website - much more information gleaned locally - superb
(but beware casino pop ups at time of writing) that aside - well worth a few
hours of your time.
Friday 24th October
||Another book from Mikael Jansson - This time
SuperSwede - with a mix of Sweden
and China on the cover.
Wednesday 8th October
||Well, tests show the server works better (it's a major task to update this
site with so many links and pages)
However we will start updating - and catching up in some areas at the end of
this month. This will include the
Wanted or Selling Page,
which for now has been cleared awaiting new listings / pics / descriptions.
Sunday 21st Sept 2008
||We are now on a new server, so updates are technically easier - it's just a
matter of time now as I have masses of contributions to sift through from
the last 12 months! You better check back in the coming weeks to see what's
Also have you seen the
Google search on the homepage? It makes
looking for stuff much easier!
Friday 9th May 2008
||Mikael Jansson (Hagstrom Book) updates us on Nils who carried on playing
beyond the 1952 Catalogue!
Friday 20th March 2008
||Well, what a time - The master files and backups became corrupted, and it has
taken months (on and off) to rebuild my original files. The server is still
wonky and won't update easily, but I'll try and update
a bit more. There is a mass of stuff to go through to update
the site. I had also planned a re-design before all this happened... ha-ha!
Until I can afford to upgrade the software it'll be manual page updates for
Monday 2nd July 2007
Apologies for the lack of updates recently. Owing to a
personal loss last month following our visit to Sweden, I have been extra
busy trying to sort some other stuff out. I have replied to few emails I
know, but I've had to prioritise. Add to this the site went down end of
June! Sunnier times to come I'm sure, so keep smiling... as we're only here
once (in my view).
Friday 18th May
||It was a different Arnie that said Hasta La Vista, but our version has been
a signature for a while...
Sunday 8th April
||"Heads Up..." (Wanted or Selling page)
Tuesday 27th March
||Guitar and Bass Magazine (UK) have a five page article on the collection in
the issue in shops 31st March.
That extra rare 10 page Hagstrom
guitar manual... we've been able to share it with you thanks to Peter.
Saturday 24th March
||Update your bookmarks for Hagstrom Canada -
www.hagstromcanada.org is the
new address to save.
The old address has been whipped away and parked on a useless
location for some unknown reason, so this is a joint re-publishing effort
the bring back some of the great stuff from Rob Morritt's old site.
Tuesday 20th March
Andy Partridge and Dave Gregory of XTC join the Hagstrom
fans page courtesy of Parker Dubberke more...
I checked out
the guestbook tonight - I often don't get time these days, but I have to
say (once you filter out any rubbish spam) there are
some great comments that would be better placed on
forum, where among other things we have a lovely message from James
Monday 19th March
A trio to treasure from Lucas R (Canada)
will resurface... Rob's original work will be re-published here (at his request), and we hope to replicate many elements of his
work from the previous five years. more...
Tuesday 6th March
||Hate travel? Don't go here then unless you understand the riddle... the Jimi
one that is. more...
Sunday 4th March
||Red H-II (old F200) - As used by Kurt Cobain Nirvana 1989
(thanks to our long standing visitor Craig)
You Tube also reveals most of Genesis enjoyed the H-33 / BJ12 experience in
There must be thousands of different instances to find around the place
Lets wait and see if certain other guys do some updating
Monday 26th Feb
||Well Gary's back to show us what happened to the mob's old Hag Bass 1966 to
While you're at it, don't forget your "then and now" pics for the page. Send
Kari has "enjoyed her loud and clear voice since 1977" but now she
has to go. Interested? more...
Tuesday 20th Feb
||To find a B60 is to love a B60... or is that J45? Those model names eh?
Tuesday 6th Feb
quite as outlandish as Bill's green Calypso, but another
rare example from Oslo. This one made it
back to the original retail store 40+ years on, courtesy of Bjørn.
We're getting enough variety coming in now to consider
splitting the Real Oldies into sections soon - for example, those early Jazzy archtops, we've seen them acoustic, with Hi-Fi chassis, now
a twin pickup courtesy of Viv.
more... and above it, something
different again from Morten Ek Hansen...
Then Christo McMillan's
eerie suggestion could it mean the D'Aquisto heads were offcuts of H's
??? ( joking)
Tuesday 30th Jan
||You might have wondered what's happened to Rob and Hagstrom Canada?
Monday 29th Jan
A slight tidy up started. Some pages are in the
process of revision in the light of being over five years old! Also the top
of page menu structure has been revised so hopefully the navigation is a bit
easier around the 400 or more 'windows' to look through... Yes, I know it
could be a nightmare finding your way around, but this site has become a lot
bigger than originally envisaged in 2001
Saturday 27th Jan
||The Futurama Coronado Bass walked straight into our affection today. John
(owner for 35 years) passed this bruiser along while visiting us for a run
through the beauties here - the UK home for old Hags!
Thanks to David Oliver for pointing us to You Tube for an H-IIB on the Jay
Gustavo from Buenos Aires brings us his cherry transition from the lush
green Argentinean garden.
Friday 26th Jan
||Have you decided about the Älvdalen Festival yet?
more... (external link)
Go on then, you can take a look... I've calmed down a bit now
Tuesday 23rd Jan
||A reminder about Bill Marriott's stolen guitars from late 2004. Still out
there somewhere more...
Sunday 21st Jan
||More Scandis, or should that be Scandii - heck scroll down for the original
H-III F300 replacement
Another 1968 9-ply quality body Jimmy, and what a wonderful colour
Anyone know when this 12 string Kent semi was made and the model number?
(Not a Hagstrom) more...
Friday 19th Jan
||John naturally loves his Bigsby 1N...
We've just been given a picture of Chris' first ever public performance...
using a Scandi... more...
Tuesday 16th Jan
||The P46 Deluxe, well
traveled and cherished - get really close up to this wonderful example...
Schematics continue to grow in quantity
620 amp added. Do you have
something to add to the list please?
What is Lucite? - no it's nothing to do
with Superman, but it was an art deco super discovery for Dupont!
Have you checked the Wanted or Selling
page? (and if you are listing, tell us when it has sold please).
Sunday 14th Jan
||These days you can't see who your bidding against which has its good and bad
points, but whatever, a 3am vigil can still provide this conclusion if you
are lucky more...
Tuesday 10th Jan
||Phew! A Coronado IV
arriving soon hopefully, I wonder how it gets on with a Line 6 Bass amp...
maybe do an H8 emulation - now that would be just as confusing as headstock:
Now really hold my breath for a possible replacement for my
H-III (I've been pining too long!)... but I doubt it will happen...
Monday 1st January
Zillions more things
to come soon!
|Kent is known as the "garden of England". It is also the first USA version
of the Hagström 1, or another name for the PB24G, otherwise known as a
Futurama in the UK... (Bloody confusin' eh?)
Nothing to do with a sore head, but is it a "Blue Monday" today? Manfred
Patrick too had some amazing finds in his own quest for the Viking history
Brigette has an Austrian Goya (another sparkle for this blue Monday)
Then there were my personal highlights for 2006
Sunday 31st December
||Before we wish you a happy new year, lets consider some things coming soon
to the Hagström UK website soon... 1) A
close up on the Selmer Version of
the Corvette or was it a Coronado? Lots of intimate details to clear up one
of the many myths and mysteries still out there. 2) More fabulous pictures
from recent visitors and stories from all around the world. 3) A fantastic
100,000 unique visitors - so what can I say folks?
"Thank You" ...for all your support so far!
We also have
a DVD of the Östersund festival event from October 2005 available.
Would you like a copy of this DVD?
Saturday 30th December
||If you're buying (or bought) an acoustic you're a happy guy... one day those
values have got to rise though! They are such good players. So
many compare good ones
favourably over Gibson and even Martin! As people wake up to the old
electrics, they're starting to see the value of a gorgeous mature Bjärton
made acoustic too! Right now, they're still a massive bargain...
Hagstrom amps recap - started out as
copies of Telrad and British Mullard
kits, way before that genius Peo got his teeth into the futuristic if
costly Hagström designs... (read some updates)
Monday 20th November
||The Bass Visitors pages are taking a bit more shape now -
See the revised Visitors Page
Friday 17th November
||Go on, give us a clue... Per J provides the clues,
we provide the views...
Thursday 16th November
||At last we've started to split out the Bass visitors pages. Not promising
it'll be done instantly, but it does offer the chance to add in some long
overdue examples such as John
Miner's Coronado - branded Futurama. A great UK designation, that served
John well after a second-hand purchase for £20 in about 1970!
Wednesday 15th November
||French/USA pop icon Michael Polnareff
plays his H33 / BJ12 in an old video on "You Tube"
Saturday 14th October
||Welcome to Phil Meboe - the summer of 1966 (dig
the pants!) and the H-III
Tuesday 10th October
||So we've got GoogleTube now eh? How many old
Hagstrom 'You Tube' Videos are out there?
Send me the 'You tube' or 'MySpace' info and we'll embed the link on site.
Saturday 7th October
||When Anders Karlsson
contacts you you know it's going to be something special!
So, lets go back to basics with a page on the
...and the links may take you places you haven't visited for
...have you checked the Wanted or Selling page recently?
Tuesday 19th September
||Hagström Schematics are
available on site. No need to rush they're not going anywhere!
Sunday 17th September
||RIP Al Casey
Wednesday 6th September
||Anders reports on a Super Rare SuperSwede
(It would look just as good if it was a new model today (but
we're still waiting to see - over a year late eh?))
- Also a couple of changes on the Wanted or Selling page
- Dan says his old axe isn't in the best condition - I think it looks pretty
good for a '65 Viking.
- Percy shows why Isabella could
persuade any mere mortal
- Now this is another
Viking rebirth (almost) - well a rejuvenated (61 hrs project) - again
Sunday 3rd September
||Randy Wright - and his very experienced but mystery
Sunday 20th August
||That Green Glitter acoustic is
late 50's dancer... The
Hagstrom Calypso! Confirmed!
Tuesday 11th July
it... can anyone tell us please?
Monday 10th July
Friday 7th July
||It's Rob's Birthday - Happy days at
Monday 3rd July
I apologise for my delayed replies to e-mails in
recent weeks, I have been occupied on another project.
I am now 'back' and will be replying to people at last!
I am also in the final stages of writing my Hagström book, so if
people have good 'first person' stories or interesting pictures to be
considered for inclusion - please let me know!
Sunday 18th June
||Rune Martinsson kindly responds to my request for
more info' following the Älvdalen
Wednesday 14th June
||At Last the report on the
festival is starting to take shape (I've been a bit
Thursday 18th May
||Guillaume Latraverse brings us a Canadian HIIN Transition with a mute
bridge! "Vive La Difference!"
Wednesday 10th May
else but Hagström could have designed this logo?
Rune Braaten sends us pictures of his
father's Hagstrom (Norway) acoustic from the late 1950's. Hopefully
you'll enjoy the pictures we've produced from his photos.
Landola making the Espana range for B&J if it says Finland inside
The earliest recorded batch of glitter
basses, but not the ealiest made...
A lovely Baby Blue Futurama
made for Selmer in 1963, complete with Toolkit, Strap and Case... love it!
Monday 8th May
>>ALVDALEN 2-4 JUNE 2006<<
|Things are hotting-up for the
Guitar Festival in Älvdalen 2-4 June
An amazing 6/12 double Guitar on show on the official
Swedish Website too!
Friday 31st March
||Mickey Moody (Whitesnake) demo's New Hagstrom guitars at "Music Messe",
Frankfurt (info only)
Saturday 25th February
||Jacques old SuperSwede gets a facelift... or should that be tail-lift (bottom
Tuesday 7th February
||A couple of worthy visitors... An H-22
perfect for strumming by the fire... but not too close!
Joe's great Hagstrom
Deluxe III in beautiful condition from 1965... envy... envy!
Michael's Viking 12, oh yes the
same problem... but this was the last one made...
Wednesday 1st February
||A 1979 Jimmy F Hole and an older Hagstrom 310 - by Royal Patronage... and
all that jazz.
video link on external page)
Plus a Special set of
2 pictures sent in by Anders Barke of
Älvdalen, a special Jimmy this time, and if you don't know the two
gentlemen in question - what are you doing here?
Finally, when did you last check out the
Wanted or Selling page?
Monday 16th January
||The wonderful world of Arne!
Sunday 15th January
||Perfect, yes Perfect, with a DiArmond
Model 300 pickup too - anyone know its age?
Nick Roche shows us what 1969
in England was all about
- real ale, a waistcoat made from knitted squares of wool and an H-45...
But to finish today, lets see the latest logistical success by Manfred
Graeder - a PA100 system!
Friday 13th January !!!
||Lucky for some... this episode concerns the
recipe for success
and (WOW) over 1 million page hits in the
last 30 days - my ISP will be wanting more money!
Wednesday 11th January
||Manfred's turned his hand to the lefty -
Harri's old HII... saved from a Norwegian junk yard... yet there's
something else odd...
Landola supplied Hagstrom early on then both co's supplied B&J with Espana (yes
that old story...)
If the reissues looked like THIS we'd
all be saving our pennies up (guaranteed!)
Loads more to come in the next few days! I just got to get to those emails
(keep 'em coming folks!)
Wednesday 4th January 2006
Happy New Year! As 2006 brings us out 75,000
visitors to Hagstrom.org.uk, we celebrate by bringing a new service to you
the owner / restorer, working with Musitech Scandinavia:
Supplying original Hägstrom spares from Sweden
Thursday 22nd December -
||Well a bit of a flurry coming on here... more "way overdue" stuff coming
Stewart had his initiation from the Forum when trying to figure out his
Carlos provided the best
original NEW H-III
... perfect ... wonderful... (god I miss mine...)
Mike's re-found HIB has lost that
horny look, but kept it's smooth song!
Talking of smooth songs... take a deco at the old
Polka Banquet Dance band (we
need more bands)
More to come soon...
Wednesday 21st December -
||If you've ever 'done up' your axe a bit... you might want to follow this
LOOK ON IN AWE at the efforts Park has made so far on his
bass!! (external link)
Friday 2nd December -
||It's a Classic - It's
a Mini 26 'Mk2' - It's a
It's a Gathering - It's a
Bat out of Heaven! Yes, It's about
time I put these up!
(More to come very soon)
Tuesday 29th November -
||Hagstrom Cabinets with Lansing (JBL) Speakers - Still
in weekly use since 1972!
...and what's your idea of a
(I don't mean millionaire emails)
Tuesday 1st November -
||Well, Rodrigo is the last
There have been other updates dotted around too!
Sunday 23rd October -
||The Hagstrom Jimmy D'Aquisto Blues -
John Haskin and Chris Cox in
Friday 21st October -
||The current Swedish view of the
New Hagstrom Models...
Friday 14th October -
||Never heard a Patch Synthesizer system?
Look at this then...
Thursday 13th October -
||Got back last week, zillions of emails (sorry if you're waiting for a
Started on the visit story, and
started to explore another amp - a GA-225
How about an acoustic pickup to make
your H45 or H33 into a real 'e' version.
Those dials... did you know? Know what? Go see...
Tuesday 27th Sept -
||Soon to make our way to Östersund... with a special package... See the home
Tuesday 6th September -
PICS & BIOGS
|Summer has flown - so much to do still... Meantime you need to get something
Current Bands - Get your current
Hagstrom Band Pics In!
Life and Soul - Get your OLD/Defunct
Hagstrom Band Pics In!
Hagstrom Players - Get yourself
Send Pics / Biog / Contact Details if you wish (for current)
Positive feedback on the
new F300 on the current bands page too!
(If you did it before and it's not up yet - please send it again - I have so
much outstanding it's easier!)
Tuesday 26th July -
Sweden visit report with words
pictures sound and video... complete.
(Now back to the rest of my life for a few days)
Wednesday 20th July -
||The story of our expedition starts here
Sunday 17th July -
||You might be interested in the Front Page... (Don't
tell anyone eh...)
Thursday 7th July -
||Off to Älvdalen next week - await report when we get back... meantime:
"MikeyCBS" sends us his white HII
to view (bottom of All the H's page)
Phil Richards brings his
Black Swede out for
a wash and brush up... (near bottom of page)
Tomas from Sweden brings us a
BABY BLUE Swede
Wow! (bottom of page)
Sunday 20th June -
||A 1971 Bjarton Catalogue -
and that other 'Jimmy' model is in there...
Thursday 26th May -
||The Mob's here! Yes, a new section is
started and we want your cherished memory!
Gary Evans in Salt Lake City sent us an idea...
we added Jose A. Maymon from Nashville's contribution from way back...
We want to bring you all together again - so search for those
really old photo's and get one scanned for us!
Ulf brings us More
on the Bass - The Hagstrom Music School
Book for bass!
Saturday 21st May -
||The Ultimate New Old Stock Items
(I've been storing this up, but not as long as Michael has)
Friday 20th May -
||- A Mini snippet from Paul... We've found
the French Connection!
- Ilan visited the Museum recently - here's a
peek... with a few surprises.
- Lars shows us his 614, and also
where to find his own selection...
Thursday 12th May -
||Don't fret, its a wonderful Scanbass in
translucent wine red - Woowwee!
Monday 10th May -
||It's OK I've not gone anywhere, just working on other projects including
Meantime, have you seen Simon's HIIBN with
damper tail - lovely wood wonderful condition!
Wednesday 27th April -
||See that Deluxe 90 "Nitro" in
action on the current Bands page
Tuesday 26th April -
||Compare Old and New
D'Aquisto style Tuners
Wednesday 20th April -
The report is now completed. A diary of
the adventure (!), updated with many links and stories. Most importantly, a
review of the Hagstrom project and news for the future...
Tuesday 19th April -
||Frankfurt Music Messe - Report on the show,
a personal perspective! (Part One)
Friday 15th April -
||Ulf Peterson remembers his time (and all that Jazz)
at Hagstrom Music school 30 years ago.
Friday 1st April -
||No April fool - another copy HII model from Electra -
lots of pics of this red pretender.
Sunday 27th March -
||Craig shows us his 1982 Japanese prototype - a
different offering again!
Tuesday 22nd March -
||There's Don's Condord II or Deluxe...
Deluxe 90 - on Nitro!
Tuesday 15th March -
||- Is it a Prototype? Well it's a
Viking for sure.... Dirk dropped by with his proud possession!
- Well, who said Hagstrom were a copy company...
they were copied a few times themselves...
Sunday 13th March -
Complete site page index started (will be a
long job) [Finished 14th!!], also did you know that if
you click on the Gold Hagstrom-UK logo top left of any page you
can go back to the front page?
Tuesday 1st March -
||The Hagasaurus Lives! (Dennis is
While Alex from Austria shows how
it should be!
Monday 28th February -
||Dave Brewis - The Kane Gang - "Respect
Yourself" - respect this! (Plus
extra pics here)
Thursday 17th February -
||Manfred Takes us way back to just after
glitter, blank heads and red pools...
Wednesday 16th February -
||Harry joins us with his '65 J45,
Bill Marriott stuns us with a virtually
mint Hagstrom acoustic that may go back to the 40's!
Thursday 3rd February -
||David Bowie and his BJ12 / H-33 (Space Oddity
and all that)... YES!
Monday 31st January -
||Have you seen those USA custom jobs?
Wednesday 20th January -
||Siblings reunited (No it's not a
Sunday 9th January -
||A Perfekt Jazz from Oslo, says 1950,
and asks some questions...
Thursday 6th January 2005 -
||Yes, but have you seen the front page news...?
Tuesday 28th December -
||Have we indulged too much? Well, a feast
for your eyes continues courtesy of Bill Marriott.
Sunday 19th December -
||Jan Wouters is back! His Concord Bass
still gets live time and attention, but now there's a wonderful condition
HIIB and a great
Futurama III - I like this
model a lot!
Saturday 18th December -
||Just as we await the new ones, here's the definitive
Delft report on the original SuperSwede!
Reproduced with permission from Simcha Delft from the original 1978 article.
Friday 17th December -
||We have info on a Hagström guitar
production line way back in 1946!
There's also a superb early acoustic from Bjarton - so ornate, on the real
oldies page and yet another from about 1962 with a great teardrop jazz
style! You've got to see them!
On another theme... Anyone after a Swede bass
On another theme... There's a great example of an
original valve Copicat here
(OK so it's not Hagstrom...)
Saturday 4th December -
||Well, while you wait for the new Hagstroms, there are
other things to collect
Saturday 27th November -
||Remember that Strange but true Bass? Well Randy
Albright gave us the answers alright!
While we're talking Basses - HAPPY BIRTHDAY
TO JIMI HENDRIX... oh if
Cheers to Randy - Doc.Rock for the above info!
Thursday 18th November -
||A 1964 Selmer Catalogue -
Futurama - Espana - Hagstrom (others to follow)
Monday 8th November -
ANYONE WITH ANY RESPECT: READ THIS, PRINT IT AND POST IT EVERYWHERE
Sunday 7th November -
||Meet Larz Kristerz - THE
retro-revival Hagstrom band!
Saturday 6th November -
NOW FULLY INDEXED - THAT 1952 CATALOGUE -
Another new page article called Copies Copies
Copies which will be extended with your help!
Friday 5th November -
||Just a reminder to check Wanted and Selling
Keep your Eyes and
Ears Open pages "It could be you" one
Monday 1st November -
The reverb unit used in the GA85 Solid
State amp was similar to a Fender Twin Reverb!
That Bass, yes that white proto... it's been on site a while,
here's the link
Wednesday 25th October -
Latest shipping dates on the New Generation Hagstrom
Tuesday 24th October -
||You'd be surprised what bits and pieces are
still available from Alvdalen's original Music Store!
Don't ask for lists, just say what you need, and maybe they'll have it...
...also don't forget the Spares
section on the Links page with other spares resources
Saturday 23rd October -
- a colourful character, and man of many styles and moods
started out busking and playing a BJ12e (H-33e).
Friday 22nd October -
||I say "Gorgeous" and "Stunning" a lot here, but in reality so
many examples are just that. This next one certainly stands the test too...
A rare small batch run
in 1974 brings us a proud Viking with everything that
makes up a special order to my mind.
- Also the España Catalogue (below) has additional detail on the pages now
- And... Why A P-46 Sparkler for
Franz Ferdinand? - turn up your EQ to find out!
Thursday 21st October -
|Morten Jorgensen shares a couple of pics of his
210Bass Rig plus a GREAT Ampeg Bass!
and YES, the full 56 pages are now up for the
... appropriately there's a P46... hmmm what's he getting at
Tuesday 19th October -
you're not into the 50's...
Bjarton "ESPÃNA" details from '65
revealed thanks to Gary!
(More 50's coming soon too - drums, harmonicas,
pickups, record decks, and more - yes 1952!)
Monday 18th October -
PROOF! Bjarton supplied quality instruments to
Hagstrom at least as far back as 1952!
The 1952 catalogue continues: see Pg-34! Over half way now...
(A genuine Espana Catalogue is expected to come soon too!)
Saturday 16th October -
|A 1952 Catalogue,
which makes it 52 years old, just as we top
(we'll be a while getting it all up for you to browse, but
plus 'ddm' and the Mother of
Friday 15th October -
||You must see
The complete set of First Day Issue
Stamp Cards (and I mean COMPLETE)
AND meet the white Tiger!
Thursday 14th October -
||Ilan Lev from Israel has the
"mintest" J-45e I've
Monday 11th October -
||Another lovely OLD Bjarton acoustic loved
by a blues man from Sweden
and dare I say it... Christmas is
while in OZ they'll be stoking the BBQ
Wednesday 6th October -
||Tom talks of his Viking
past, Justin Hayward and Buffalo New York
Tuesday 5th October -
||Autumn is coming so a rare
flaming red rocker could keep the heat up eh?
PLUS The Latest Model pictures
for the NEW incarnation F300!
Sunday 2rd October -
||Sweden celebrates 50 years of Rock Music - not forgetting
their own heritage!
Monday 27th Sept -
||You'll NEVER guess what Manfred has found
Sunday 26th Sept -
||Jim Wallace brings us his rare Hagstrom
HN Custom, plus some Jimmy
including James Young's which he selling - a totally STUNNING 1978 Jimmy
Monday 20th Sept -
||The FORUM - NO MORE
BRAVENET POP-UP-ADS - so enjoy!
(Thanks to your donations and purchases of switches
that paid for it!)
Saturday 19th Sept -
||See our H-III demonstration. Through the
Hagstrom 310 amp, demo all the sounds!
Tuesday 7th Sept -
||Hagstrom toting, Glasgow based, Franz Ferdinand win
Mercury Music Prize!
Monday 30th August -
So much to show you...
Phew! Time for
a bit of a catch up!
More to come...AS ALWAYS!
What a way to spend a holiday eh?
|- Manfred shows us how to deal with those personalised
- An account from Bob (his father and grandfather)
oh, and a real oldie guitar...
SuperSwede and Ultra Swede together
- The Red Goya smooth as a Canadian
- and this Red Goya (yes another) - is
- Have you checked the Current Bands
- Early Hagstrom influence, a Bass, No
... Not a Korean Italia, much worse
(YES) - but it does have a
zero fret (ha Ha)
- Then back to a pinnacle in finish on
Swedish craftsmanship from
- Lastly, Peter brings a great Mahogany Coronado
IV from the Hagstrom Bass Camp...
Saturday 28th August -
||Thanks to ROB from (Hagstrom Canada) Here's the
NAMM 2004 Trade Catalogue...
Monday 23rd August -
||The Prototypes pictures are up, and I hope, an objective view of these 21st
Sunday 22nd August -
||First section of the Prototype AM&S
Hagstrom Pictures finally up!
Masses to catch up on, been working on other sites such as
New Visitors pics to present in coming weeks, including some really unusual
Bear with me, I've never been so busy before... I'll be back soon with MORE!
Friday 13th August -
||Most appropriate - unlucky for Hagstrom...
The Ultra Swede
Sunday 8th August -
The New SuperSwede picture and latest
press release is on line
Friday 16th July -
Jos regrets selling
his SuperSwede, his Strat may be lighter on stage, but that's all...
Maybe Check the front page for links to the latest press releases on
Sunday 11th July -
||A Hohner twist on the Bjarton
story - it would have been a hat-trick!
We're working on some original footage of the Hagstrom factory - more soon
on video, but there is a tiny sample of some visual stuff on the
Sunday 4th July -
||More Pictures comparing J45 Peg bridge and
chrome tail models
Saturday 3rd July -
||Gary Engelmann's rare red Goya Bass is on the
Friday 2nd July -
||Mattius reveals a dark
(but pearly) secret from 1959 -
Simply the best!
... and Manfred takes us closer into the
Fretless Jazzbass for comparison
Monday 28th June -
||Swiss Hagurama - Hagstra
La Vista Baby!
Bob's long time
affair gets a new lease of "Live music"!
Neil is a 60's collectomaniac, with so many
gems worth a sparkling mention
And a great little collection on the Wanted or Selling page...
Sunday 20th June -
||Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out!
Another cult Hagstrom sparkler!
Friday 18th June -
||Well, we're still here! Been working on a few new projects including a music
and arts charity website here in the UK (The
ROX). Maybe take a look, and see how the UK does music these days!
Also the widest multicultural experience possible -
we're aiming for one big haggy family!
Tuesday 25th May -
||Well it's taken five days, but the Hagstrom UK
SEARCH ENGINE is up and nearly done!
Please try it, it will never be perfect, but it should help find some of
those lesser known pages!
Thursday 20th May -
||Rock on down to the Delta... The Rhine that is...
Heidi from the US has had ten years live action with a
Fretless conversion HIIB
Tuesday 18th May -
||In a Flash he's back with two fine
examples that kinda "look in the other direction!"
Monday 17th May -
Hubba Bubinga! as a Viking leaps from
under the bed - Perfect condition!
Saturday 15th May -
||A step closer in the Patch 2000 project, more
Friday 14th May -
Hagstrom Spares links
started - if you regularly supply Hagstrom Spares - Get Listed!
Thursday 13th May -
||Well, more great stuff - and REALLY great
story from Jacques about the late
- it's now a dedicated page.
(The links below have also been altered).
Wednesday 12th May -
|Today is now Jimmy day! A beautiful blonde for
sale, from Australia
and a gorgeous sunburst with a story
to make me think even more of the original times.
The sunburst comes from Jacques (ala H-II-N below and SuperSwede on 9th May
I wouldn't be surprised if they reissue the Jimmies too - let's wait and
see - but it will be more about what tools are already there from other
makers. What will that do? Add more copies or similar to the many available
so cheaply already, also the Aria D'Aquisto model now (prev' Fender).
Maybe the Viking as a tribute, but again there are many distinctive models
to choose. But the Jimmies? Surely - they are a special part of the story
maybe best kept as it is...
Today's examples shown here are a perfect example of something special to
treasure, so lets hope the reissues have some real cult models, but that
would cost a fair amount of money to do...
- Heck, I think we need a European Discussion board again...
Finally a really fine player H-II-N
again from Jacques - it still enjoys some live rhythm too!
Tuesday 11th May -
||See Flash on the Left Hand Swede Bass -
The Reptiles from Sweden!
FUTURAMA (CORVETTE) SPECIAL VERSION
was the Selmer one FROM 1963 after all...!)
HELP! anyone got any pictures of:
Kansas, Kerry Livegren with his Swede - reverse of a 70's album???
The Tubes (early 80's?) - on a Swede again...
Sunday 9th May -
A small catch up here,
more to come soon!
SuperSwede retires to the Netherlands sunshine after time on stage and
and anyone got a Bass for Andy?
and Terje from Norway found a
Red Kent, but still has the blues...
and the late Buddy Fite with his
Saturday 8th May -
||What is important to you for a reissue Hagstrom
guitar? Have your say...
Wednesday 5th May -
||A stunning catalogue of classic
tones from 1967 - be moved!
Sunday 2nd May -
||Some Patch 2000 pics (Pedals and Guitar) are
Friday 30th April
||Wait for it... (Saturday 1st May) - WAIT NO MORE
UK EXCLUSIVE !!!
Sunday 25th April -
||Who's the copy-cat now then?
Charlie Watkins would be proud... despite the brand confusion!
Saturday 24th April -
Aerosmith prove Hagstrom is
timeless, and classy as art!
but it's not a Patch on the future eh?
Tuesday 20th April -
||Good news for Cat Stevens fans -
sorry, but I have been since about 1970!!!
1) more pictures 2) DVD of the '76 USA tour to be released
Monday 19th April -
||Only of interest if you can access Swedish National Television:
In SWEDISH / In
... and for those who can't see it... Here's a bit of (long
Saturday 16th April -
||I thought you'd like to see more on that
Futurama II Deluxe...... er project?
Friday 15th April -
||Oh no, what have I started on
Tuesday 13th April -
||See inside an Acoustic - how the neck
is attached to the body
Sunday 11th April -
||A couple of new and interesting ones on the
Wanted or Selling page
A wonderful 33 year old Isabella
shows off her curves
Saturday 10th April -
Happy EASTER to all you
GOOD folks in cyber-land...
(no, I can't use that one this weekend)... Stuffed the bandwidth in
the last 30 days... I hope everything holds together, if not we'll have to
There's much more planned up to, and ESPECIALLY into next
month, so hang onto your hats - as they say when things get a bit hairy!
Friday 9th April -
||Eric Claptons's local music store where he got his first guitar comes to the
Tuesday 6th April -
||From France, Jean searched for his P46, UK and as far a Canada...
then bought two in...
Monday 5th April -
||Let's go 'way on down', no even further down to 'the
dawn of lowdown' see the glistening embers and the base to start from...
what's he on about now... it's not poets day or anything
Sunday 4th April -
||New full page colour leaflets from various links in the "Full
Patch 2000 / Swede / Rod and Rail / Scandi & Scanbass or Jazzbass for
(The Rod and Rail one is NOT the one with the Swede featured
elsewhere on site, so take a look)
VIKING (3 PAGE) critical assessment by Stephen Delft from Oct '77.
This is extremely in depth for the techie, and a good read for others!
Friday 2nd April -
||Pat (Bumpy) Hammonds sends the Crystal Dreams CD cover
for the 'Current Fans' page and
THAT Swede is on the 'Wanted
or Selling' page + more on 'Swede Visitors'
Thursday 1st April -
See the headstock on the right?
Experts would say circa '69 Hagstrom steel string... Nope! ESPANA!
So there was more to the deal than a few classicals in 1961 after all?
ALSO: Sergio from Argentina is the
happy owner of a 1970 HIII
Tuesday 30th March -
||Lavenders blue, dilly dilly, Lavenders 'PB', When you're a "Kings Head"
- yep we are very happy today!
(apologies to anyone who doesn't know/remember the nursery
rhyme, and for that matter to anyone who does!)
Saturday 27th March -
||Howie's Hagstrom B60 has a truly mature sound. (B60?) -
Go and see it then!
Friday 26th March -
||Anyone who tries to load Manfred's Bass page only occasionally, or has a
56kb modem still, will know how long it takes to open this truly
comprehensive collection of basses!
Well, before it got too massive, we split the collection into three pages:
Early Solid -
Later Solid Phew! That's
Oh yes, and there's some new subtle
changes on view today!
Wednesday 24th March -
||Marcus shares a 1972 HIII on "all
the H's" a three pics and a pecker too...
How about a LEFT HANDED Viking1 from 1966 -
go see the shrine!
Monday 23rd March -
More on the Jimmys + info/links to Rob's
excellent prototype presentations
Sunday 22nd March -
Check update dates on the latest revisions
to the VG mag articles
Various additions including clearing up queries about Bjarton and the Jimmy
New full page spec leaflets for Scandi, Sanbass/Jazzbass, and the Patch 2000
Much more still to come...soon. Keep checking back and refresh those pages!
Tuesday 16th March -
||What do Pegs from Sweden have to do
with Chrome from Switzerland?
Monday 15th March -
Hear the H8 play!
(Courtesy Sven Bornemark)
Thursday 11th March -
||Further refinements to articles pages 3,4,5, and 6.
Wednesday 10th March -
||When did the name 'Rosita' first appear on an acoustic?
Asgaut returns with more...
Tommy Ollars returns with a PA system
that oozes quality, and near mint too!
Manfred brings us some interesting
finer detail on the Kent1 bass
Monday 8th March -
||Last article page completed (but knowing me, there will still
be additions in the future!)
Saturday 6th March -
||Heavy sessions bring us to Part SIX of the
articles (remember to refresh)
Thursday 4th March -
||More progress on the Vintage Guitar articles
(refresh the pages - F5 - when you return)
Many superb new pics now in other pages (one example
Sunday 29th February -
Jimi 'bi-Hag-ual' evidence
is mounting now... (thanks to Paul Wratten from New Zealand)
Saturday 28th February -
||Terry takes us down ol' España way,
with the Royal Canadian Air Force, no less!
+ Updates dotted all around the site... including
those articles... keep refreshing the pages!
Tuesday 24th February -
||Jimi / Noel - could there have been two
(Sven makes a point on Hagstrom Fans...)
Monday 23rd February -
|| - Our friend Henry Telstar (Belgium and Holland and.. well he gets around a
bit...) is back, now c'mon all you guys
What a gem
of a Corvette Automatic
- We always remember the stories handed down from our grand-parents, well
this is a real old burst of sunshine from Hans Christian himself... (no
fairy-story), but a great
little acoustic number...
Friday 20th February -
Magazine (USA) ran a series of articles in the 1990's written by Michael
Wright, in collaboration with the Hagstrom Family. We have obtained
permission to reproduce these articles. Although minor modifications are
since known, the articles present the best and fullest account of the
Hagstrom Story ever published. It will be reproduced in stages due to the
volume of information, but the 'first draft' is available for part one...
NOW Sincere thanks to Michael Wright,
Vintage Guitar Magazine, and the Hagstrom family for supporting this
Oh yes, and another quality model (P-46 Deluxe - Black) appears
in Wanted or Selling too!
Thursday 19th February -
||Something different and RARE on the Wanted
or Selling page from Germany
(See the bottom of the Visitors "All the H's" page for a larger picture)
Wednesday 18th February -
||Watch out! Clint could step out from behind this one!
See the latest insight and detail
from Manfred and a superb condition Kent1, follow the link because it is
not placed at the bottom of the page for a change...
Sunday 15th February -
||Have you ever wondered what
"P46" was all about reference those old Hagstrom guitars?
Rob from Canada did, so we found out!
Saturday 14th February -
||Find your perfect love/partner (Hagstrom Guitars etc only please!) on the
Wanted or Selling page, (brought back
by request). If individuals want to use it, feel free!
See the Page links above (Totally free, no
catch, fuss nor guarantee!)
Monday 9th February -
||The CURRENT BANDS page is started -
get your pics and website links in here!
... and if anyone can show me a REAL picture of the White Stripes with a
- I'd appreciate it! (So far I assume it's just 'e-buy speak')
Sunday 8th February -
||We've got room for more examples per model
now, and boy, it is worth it!
Two forty-something 12 string peg bridge
models just 10 serial apart!
More on the Swede and
Superswede page including Blue Hawaii and a brilliant burst!
More FAB pics on the HI-II-III page
Just keep an eye on those visitors pages - they'll be updating all the time!
Saturday 7th February -
||An Oslo Hagstrom with a Hofner pickup (boy
this gets confusing at times!)
Cos shows us how his cherished forty
plus can enjoy life in the Cyprus sunshine...
Friday 6th February -
||All the "H's" - I-II-III The
visitors section is now up by model for this diverse family evolution
We have some really interesting and unusual models in this story but we do
need to fill a couple of gaps in this picture story... so please send your
info in! Futurama's, HII's etc.,
Sunday 1st February -
||We're starting to "Spring Clean" the site: - Many "Visitors" pics now in
dedicated model pages (old pages still
available) - "Contents" updated,
new more compact page headings... more to come! - Have you got something to
add? - Mail Me Please!
Saturday 31st January -
||Marcus from Falun Sweden shares his unique 'beat'
white standard -
That's Rock n
Roll... sometimes! Wonderful headstock and neck...
Thursday 29th January -
||What on earth is this? Anyone seen one before? Japan maybe? (Removed -
another story one day...)
Monday 19th January -
Great pictures of a complete
Hagstrom PA console with Cabs, Mixer and Echo unit.
Saturday 17th January -
||I know I'm into Acoustics but Mike's
Walnut finish is the best I've seen... forty years plus too! (The guitar
as well, Ha Ha) Seriously, please take a look!
Frans from Holland brings us his
treasured Isabella. Everyone should get to try of one of these...
Thursday 15th January -
||OK so Geoff's got an HIIN, but he's also got a
great history, and Nordic aspirations too
Friday 9th January -
||In the UK we have a saying: You can wait for hours for a bus, - then two
come along together... The difference here is
Lionel's Bass was well worth waiting for
Thursday 8th January -
||Jani from Finland provides an "Inside
Insight" to his work on a 310 amp (Good pics)
Wednesday 7th January -
||There's nothing muted about
The Bassman's twelve months here,
Monday 5th January 2004 -
||The new year amplifies something
very old, that
just looks very new...
- It still has the import spec/stamp.... a classic!
Many thanks to Tommy from Norway for this one.