Hagstrom 1

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Hagstrom 1

Post by Scout » Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:12 am

Something different to look at. Original bridge was missing so I fit a TOM type, sometime I may recreate the original type.
Besides that has the original low frets and fastest neck in the world and original electrics. Have played it out for fun , all in all a keeper. I end up without these oddball guitars for little money and frankly they’re as playable as any vintage with a good setup. Enjoy
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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by mgeek » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:28 am

those are great, I've had a couple of Futurama badged ones from 1962, pre the skinny neck and they sounded really good unplugged, almost a bit of a Gretschy woodiness, which is weird given they are made out of plywood and plastic!

Very cool!

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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by carron » Thu Apr 09, 2020 8:58 am

Looks great. I like these oddball guitars. Is that middle mesh hiding a gold foil of some kind or just for decoration?

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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by Scout » Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:45 am

The gold basketweave is decoration and a little protection against aggressive strummers. The body construction strikes me as European, similar to some builds I see on this forum which I really admire.

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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by countertext » Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:37 am

My first electric several decades ago was a red Hag I. The neck was comically narrow and thin. It had a lot of character, for sure.

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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by antisymmetric » Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:12 pm

Scout wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:12 am
I end up without these oddball guitars for little money and frankly they’re as playable as any vintage with a good setup.

Totally agree with this.
Very pretty guitar! :-*
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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by sir h c » Fri Apr 10, 2020 4:26 pm

Craig Scanlon of the Fall played several different Hagstrom 3 (just three pickup variant) over the years. Left handed upside down. A very unique sound. Love those.

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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by biro » Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:54 pm

also Thalia Zedek from Come is playing one of those in her solo career

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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by LVC » Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:53 pm

This is living proof of the ridiculous number of über-cool accoutrements it takes to make a Strat-shaped guitar look attractive.
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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by Jonesie » Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:30 am

biro wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:54 pm
also Thalia Zedek from Come is playing one of those in her solo career
I've booked Thalia a few times now and she's always played that Hagstrom, it really does sound great. It has the plinky jag thing going on. A really cool and unique sound.
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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by Scout » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:35 pm

When the name Thalia Zedek came up I kinda thought she was European given the diversity in this group, I looked her up and really like her music. I have large gaps in my musical knowledge and it's a treat hearing original music that I've not had the pleasure to hear, thanks.

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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by Jonesie » Thu Apr 16, 2020 5:49 am

Scout wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:35 pm
When the name Thalia Zedek came up I kinda thought she was European given the diversity in this group, I looked her up and really like her music. I have large gaps in my musical knowledge and it's a treat hearing original music that I've not had the pleasure to hear, thanks.
Her new band, E, is fucking awesome. It's like Shellac + Mission of Burma.
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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by Lame Pseudonym » Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:34 pm

I had one. Man, that neck was made for midgets.

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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by mgeek » Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:00 am

Lame Pseudonym wrote:
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I had one. Man, that neck was made for midgets.
I don't really understand how those sorts of skinny necks are considered 'fast'. I find them kind of painful to play.

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Re: Hagstrom 1

Post by Scout » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:39 am

I pulled the Hag out and measured the nut, 1 9/16” , definitely skinny and slender in depth with low frets. I have long fingers and don’t find it hard to play but I’m no shredder either, I don’t know, every guitar I own seems to have a totally different neck. As long as the action is reasonably low I find I can adjust my fingering. And I do like the Swedish accoutrements, the vinyl covering reminds me of fondant .

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