Dating hagstrom guitars
These twin humbucker Hagstroms had a good run, lasting from 1969-1976.Based on the loose dating that’s out there, this one was born around 1973, same as yours truly! These Hags are often compared to Gibson SGs, but really they’re only similar in design. Well, one of my favorite all-time bands is the Germs.He’d just borrow or play whatever was handy (until he touched X’s Billy Zoom’s vintage Gretch Jet!! After the band broke up and Darby went to England, he came back and shortly afterward played a last show of sorts.Anyway, for the occasion, Pat decided to buy a new guitar and went to a local store because he saw an ad for a Hondo that included, as an extra incentive, extra pickups or something like that (when I find that book I’ll fix all this shotty recall). This Hagstrom body style first appeared around 1965, but the humbuckers and wide headstock design didn’t arrive until 1969. I love the early sparkle stuff, I love the single coil, vinyl, mesh stuff. But this model, right here, is my “desert island” Hagstrom! There’s no denying that even though tons of switches and pickups and knobs look cool, when it comes to ripping through songs at the speed of light, well you just have to give props to simple designs like this.There are many factors that can affect the value of your vintage guitar.Some of those include variables such as refinished bodies or necks, replaced parts, refrets, and overall condition of the guitar.
Guitar dating services provide serial numbers to date your guitar.But I heard a couple of clips recently of the current Jazz line (HJ 800, Hl L 550 etc.) and they sound interesting to me.Their pricing suggests Asian manufacture (Not Sweden).Hello, I can't claim to be highly appraised on the Hagstrom Guitar line.I recall Larry Coryell playing/endorsing a Hagstrom Les Paul copy in the 70's.