NGD: beater 1967 Hagström Viking

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NGD: beater 1967 Hagström Viking

Post by Pacafeliz » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:38 am

Well actually I picked this one up a couple days before 2020 ended. Saw it in the local ads with "make offer - needs work" and no price. I liked the look but was in no need for another guitar project, so I low-balled and he responded a couple days later and said ok! :w00t:

It has been sanded (over-sanded in parts) and clear coated years ago - the body only. The neck was mostly de-finished with some black parts/spots left.
Tuners changed to old Schallers (which I usually prefer) and it came in an ancient, probably original (?) cheapo hardcase.

I super glued the binding back on, cleaned and rehydrated the fretboard and put fresh strings on. And now I love it!!! :-*

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Pickups are loud and chimey, kinda Rickenbacker-ish, and the neck is very very (pencil) thin, but fits my hands like a glove.
Now that was a very unexpected and nice surprise!
I'd only like to find a matching pickguard for it.

The wood has a nice 3-D kinda effect, yet I'm considering maybe having it refinished it in Sherwood Green or old LPB or so, to give it a Coronado kinda vibe.

Anyone else here own and/or like these?
I think Hags are (still) kinda hidden gems, especially these Vikings! (PSSST)
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Re: NGD: old beater Hagström Viking

Post by Unicorn Warrior » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:17 am

I’ve always been intrigued by these. I think Sherwood green would look great on it. But, I also kindof like it as is. I love the small feeling of hagstrom necks.

Congrats!

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Re: NGD: old beater Hagström Viking

Post by raphaël » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:11 am

:w00t:
The neck seems lovely !!
But isn't the body huuuuge?
Great find Pat, as always 8)

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Re: NGD: old beater Hagström Viking

Post by Pacafeliz » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:20 am

raphaël wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:11 am
:w00t:
The neck seems lovely !!
But isn't the body huuuuge?
Great find Pat, as always 8)
No not at all huge, it might be the angle of the picture.
Cheers man!
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Re: NGD: old beater Hagström Viking

Post by raphaël » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:59 am

Ho crap, you've sold the Framus Sorrento to me because you found the body huge on you, I was hopping the same thing would happen with that one :P :D

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Re: NGD: old beater Hagström Viking

Post by Pacafeliz » Sun Jan 10, 2021 10:56 am

:D ;D
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Re: NGD: old beater Hagström Viking

Post by Scout » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:17 pm

I’ve got a Hagstrom 1 with the skinnnnny neck. Great guitar and underrated. There was a Viking
for sale around me but the seller wanted too much, looks like a sweet find.

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Re: NGD: old beater Hagström Viking

Post by Veitchy » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:34 pm

I actually dig it in the 'natural' finish it has now. Real 70s vibe.

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Re: NGD: beater 1967 Hagström Viking

Post by Pacafeliz » Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:39 am

Guys in a Hagström group confirmed it's a 1967 model. Yeah for now I might leave it as is. :)
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Re: NGD: beater 1967 Hagström Viking

Post by dj89 » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:44 am

I had a lovely Black '68 Viking - loved that guitar
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Kind of tempted to get one of the new reissues
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Re: NGD: beater 1967 Hagström Viking

Post by PJazzmaster » Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:19 am

Nice score! And interesting to see how early Vikings bodies look without finish.

I am owning a Viking I from 1965 which I got from a friends dad. In the 90's, as kids (aged 12 or so, not older) we were over at my friends house and his dad showed me his old guitar. It was a year after I started playing so I showed interest and asked for a price . I finally got it as a gift :o (my friends dad was a bit drunk that day). I've owned it ever since. It was not playable when I got it but we got that fixed by a luthier (which was not easy at that time, before the internet and so).

The case is an original Hagstrom Viking reissue which I got 3 years ago 2nd hand via eBay Kleinanzeigen :-*
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Re: NGD: beater 1967 Hagström Viking

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:44 am

Wow! That is lovely! :whistle:
I had one of the reissues and sold it two years ago as I basically never played it since I really got into my Jag - but it had the fiercest pickups I ever had!
I really do like their regular 3/3 headstock more than I like Gibson‘s - and they had a spikey one that I really hate... but that headstock looks real classy! Yes, true Coronado vibes! It looks cool as is - but I‘d say go for the refin!
Good find!

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