1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by otis » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:39 pm

Trout wrote:
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In 99 % of trem use causing the guitar to go out of tune, it is something other than the tremolo that’s the problem. The nut is a good start to look at.
You're right; the nut is indeed in very bad shape.
Whenever I start playing that guitar on a more regular base, I'll look into it...

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by brettjorg » Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:16 am

Very nice. I'm getting SG crossed with offset vibes.

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by mynameisjonas » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:29 am

gringopig wrote:
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The trem is not like how you would want though. It has no up movement and takes quite a bit of force to move so it's quite mechanical sounding. Not fluid. You can get good Kurt Vile style down plunges thankfully. It also seems to unravel my high e so reluctant to use it a lot so I need to get a soldering iron.
Sounds like you just have the spring too tight. If you loosen the tension screw you should be able to make the trem floating. It will never be as smooth as an offset typ trem of course, but definitely usable, as long as you solder the ends of your high E-strings.

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by gringopig » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:38 am

I'll try that. I have 10's on and might go to 11-49 on it just to grab some tension back.

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by Kawentzmann » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:12 pm

Sorry, but I can’t find the Offsets on YouTube thread anymore.

Hagstrom offset on YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbRVPYTU7Xo

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:56 am

mynameisjonas wrote:
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otis wrote:
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Nice!
How does the back of the headstock look? I have an old HIIN that was butchered at one time to look like an SG, but it was more or less restored to its original shape.
The bar at the headstock didn't get installed again, but it was installed with bolts on the back when I got it.
So I was wondering how the originals look...
That's a very nice looking one you've got.
Are you sure it's a HIIN you have? Some of the very early ones did come with the thin neck with Fender style headstock, but the majority had the 3+3 style headstock and a much chunkier neck profile.
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Sorry to warm up this old post - I stumbled across the Hagström III and HIIN (again) recently - and I have to say - I really love how they look. Both.
The HIIN has the cooler shaped pickguard - (for I either) I would still make a new one in that shape to get rid of the Strat-input-jack.
While the HIIN has a strong offset SG vibe - the III looks more like a lovechild between a Jaguar and a SG. The Retroscape II and III models look great too! And while I was impressed by the quality of the Chinese made Viking I had - the vintage models are not really much more expensive... I wonder why there are so few to be seen on here?

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Re: 1965 Hagstrom III: Swedish offset

Post by sumlin » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:03 am

Here's mine...

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