Life and Soul (Old Band photos)
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Choose one photo that represents your Hagstrom toting band, any one visible
Hagstrom instrument will qualify, scan and send it to us with a sentence or
small paragraph about the early band, the school beat group, the garage boomers,
Partridge family, or your own
moody (dig those teenage hormones) blues band...
1966 in Springfield Virginia
This picture was taken at a school dance in Springfield, Virginia in the spring
of 1966. I was 19 years old and had the Hagstrom bass for about 2 years. I am 58
years old now and still have the bass and along with 2 Fender Jazzbasses and a
Rickenbacker, I still use it and it still works just fine. I use the sub-bass
setting to do old Mo-town stuff and the full treble setting for "My Generation"
by the Who. Gary Evans in Salt Lake City, Utah
||And here's that same bass in a photo
from Saturday October 14 2006 !
Click on the Icon Picture left to see a larger close-up of how it
stands the test of time... No wonder "My Generation" was the best time eh?
That's a 'then and now' to be proud of eh?
1966, and The Imitations... Now, who was the fifth Beatle?
...those "baby blue" plastic-covered Hagstroms were shipped to the island of
Puerto Rico "en masse", so there should be a good supply of them there still,
including the "mauve" color version, (kind of "pinkish-mauve"), and including
the bass version in Black, if I remember that one correctly. We are talking
1965-on though around 1968. My rhythm guitarist had both of them, and they were
not bad guitars or basses at all, just didn't have much volume. But they played
well in tune and were comfortable to play. In fact, I have a photo of Pete
playing the Hagstrom 6-string in 1966. I can tell it is the Hagstrom because I
was there, but it is not very visible. Pete was a Beatle's expert, he could play
John Lennon's guitar style like noone else I've heard since. Remember, this was
Puerto Rico in the early to mid 1960's, yes, we contracted the Beatles' bug down
there too. regards again, Jose A. Maymon Nashville, TN
Seracin's pics from his old (from 1970 to about 1975) Banquet / Polka band:
The HIB looks a little unique eh? Well
here's more pictures
is one cool picture.
Many years ago however I did own a Hagstrom guitar and I have
a picture taken at Head in the Clouds, Norwich circa 1969.
I thought you might be interested so here is a copy. I really regret parting
with that guitar! regards Nick Roche
The Silver Strings (with Kent Guitars)
1963 1964 playing at schools and small clubs. in Hedehusene Denmark.
Greetings, I have been enjoying your Hagstrom
web page (and watching your son demo the Hagstrom III). I purchased a Hagstrom
III in the spring of 1966 (just a youngster of 19). My band was full time on the
road that summer. I kept my Hagstrom for a couple years, and then (foolishly -
because I wanted something newer) traded it off on a Fender Coranado II. Yuk!
Wish I still had the Hagstrom. It was a great guitar with a great neck. I'm
still playing after all these years - Fender Jazzmaster, Parker Fly, and Guild
F50 - but I'd love to still be playing that Hagstrom III.
I've attached a picture of my Hagstom III and
me from my on-the-road days in the summer of 1966 (dig the pants!). Picture is a
bit faded near the top, but the Hagstrom is pretty clear. Blessings, Phil Meboe
La Crosse WI USA
Interestingly, back then, much
of my favorite music came from the UK (Beatles, Kinks, Dave Clark 5)
- still love that early Beatles stuff. And today, some of my favorite music
still comes from the UK.
Now it's Christian music (Delerious, Matt Redman, Hillsongs). Great stuff
still coming from the UK.
Click these two pics for bigger versions - and thanks Phil. Like you, I wish I
had my old H-III too!