The Swedish Hagstrom Company has been making Hagstrom Guitars for over 50 years. Also know for their accordions, they repurposed their expertise in that domain and transferred it to guitars by utilizing a popular choice of material: a sparkle celluloid finish. It’s quite possible that you’ve heard these guitars played by some very famous people: Elvis Presley, David Bowie, ZZ Top, and even The Beatles.
Their popularity increased over the years until finally they stopped production in 1983. This quickly transformed their high-quality instruments into collectibles causing followers to scurry and grab them up. But even as they went looking for them near and far over the decades, they must have been ecstatic when some of the more popular styles of Hagstrom were reintroduced to the public.
And why not? The brilliant craftsmanship is shown in just about every detail of their guitars. For example, the Hagstrom Super Swede has a mahogany body with a carved maple top. It has a bound resinator fretboard with pearl block inlays. This fretboard plays a critical role in the overall musical ability of the guitar. It’s a wood composite that keeps a consistent harmonic and eliminates wolf tones.
If you’re a budding musician who desires to play the guitar, a Hagstrom may be just the thing to kick off your career or decades of enjoying music as a hobby. But if you’re a professional, one of their guitars can keep you on the road to success and provide many performances of beautiful sounding songs.