Dating hagstrom guitars
And how can you resist that cool Hagstom headstock and those awesome tuning keys.
The orignial owner replaced the hagstrom bridge pu with a Dimarzio have no idea what model but it sounds very sweet.
During the end of 1958 there was a pre-production batch of guitars built.
Those instruments probably have their serial numbers stamped in their perloid covered bodys starting from P-001.
One big differes is that the small model had the binding on the middle of the side of the body. Standard Sweetone, 1959 probably the same type of guitar as the Standard 80.
Sevral Sweetone guitars have other colors than the white perloid. The finish with white perloid body and neck or white body with black neck.
If you tell me a number I can give you a year Sorry got not information on the numbering scheme of current Hagstroms Originally Posted by jules Originally Posted by fjabjr serial 873164 873- is a batch of 250 Swedes from 73 You can t tell anything from just looking at the numbers; you have to look this up Thanks for the reply. I ve emailed some folks over in Sweden who seem to know much about Hagstrom so hopefully they ll get back to me. The guitar definitely has its fair share of dings and scratches and finish issues.
Basically this is the same model that later became the Standard 80.
From january 1925 until the summer of 1958 the main business of the Hagstrom company was based on accordions.
There was some acoustic guitars produced in Oslo, Norway and a couple of Hawaiian lap steel guitars built in Falun, Sweden in the late 1940 s.
Known colors: white, red and blue perloid plastic, mahogany front with white perloid plastic back and sides, white pearloid front with blue pearloid sides, back and neck. The Standard 80 was built with or without the Hagstrom Tremar tremolosystem.
Known colors white perloid plastic, red and blue sparkle front, all black body and neck, mahogany front. Probably the very first De Luxe 90 guitras were those named Big model in the last part of the first official produced batch, 449 from 1958-1959. The US distributor of Hagstrom considered Hagström to be a hard-to-sell brand name on the US market and therefor used the name Goya insted.