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"The Scandi is probably the most under-rated Hagstrom electric guitar - but then it never reached USA..."

Read an industry report HERE

The Hagstrom UK collection Scandi models (two versions) - can be found HERE

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The Scandi would have been the long term replacement for the HIII single coil model, but Hagstrom were already losing the battle against the Japanese models. It never made it to USA, there are a number of myths including Fender resisting the model and threatening the Scandinavian Fender agency if it arrived in USA, but this is refuted in Alvdalen. Whatever the reason, it deserved to be out there, and anyone who plays one appreciates the quality of the HIII Scandi...

The Bass Version is also a stunner!


Stefan Håkansson [coffefreak@hotmail.com] sent this pic of his Hi-Fi, Speakers, oh yes and a Scandi... and what's that amp lurking out of shot? 

To be fair, I did force him to send a pic quickly, so I know an update will follow... and a story?
Thanks Stefan...


10/10/01: And Here they are! 

Great shots Stefan, thanks very much, this is what makes the site what it is!
This looks to be in great shape, lovely condition, I can see why it's so special.

 Stefan Håkansson Scandi body.jpg (21636 bytes) Stefan Håkansson Scand and Case.jpg (23809 bytes)

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Yes most people just don't know what a Scandi is... and to begin with it was listed as the H-III Scandi, with just "Hagstrom" on the Headstock anyway!

It was going to be the replacement for the better known Hagstrom III or H-III model that made a big impact through the 1960's. There is a story that this model upset Fender because they saw it as being too good compared to a Strat. I can believe that from my own experience of playing, even though it has a quirky pickup switch method. It is a fine guitar. The story about Fender is denied by the Hagstrom family, and indeed they do not consider it to be a particularly special model. However it was a long time ago, and things become vague to the best informed people. Whatever the story is, it is a very good model, and it did not appear in USA... for some reason. You decide... and if you get the chance - buy one! At a Hagstrom show in late 2005 (Östersund), there was a lovely grey/white burst example played on stage a few times - and it was great!

"...ive got this hagstrom electric guitar that my fathere has gave to me but after looking every where to find what model it is i simply just cant find. i will send youu some pictures of it. since i know that you should know all about hagstroms , it would be great if ou could tell me the model and send me it thanx it would be a great help" (Mirel)

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This picture only 'came to light' in January 2007, despite being taken in May 2002...
The photographer is now Chris' Drama Teacher at high school!

First Time in public Chris plays our early Hagström Scandi H-III, Ellz on the mini Mapex drums - aged 8 yrs!
How things change eh? www.goldenboulder.org.uk or  http://myspace.com/theboulderanthology

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Still not cottoned on to the True ORIGINAL replacement for the H-III or F300

This one comes from Anders Barke - from the official Swedish Hagström website...

See the on/off switch - still a great idea - why not do it now eh?   The Block tail originally designed for the Patch system

Those distinctive Hagström dials - there's no getting away from good looks eh?

It's amazing how all the people "in the know" have a Scandi    :-)

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Here's that grey burst mentioned above....

This Blue/Grey to White burst is a gorgeous example,
used by Larz Kristerz at the Östersund Festival Oct 2005 more...

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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!