Hagstrom : Left Handed Guitars 2010

Hagstrom are a Swedish guitar brand who had actually stopped production back in 1983.  However, their guitars became so collectable and highly sought after that they resumed production in 1996 to rave reviews.  The guitars are now produced in China and as such are very very affordable.  They have a great selection of left handed models to boot!

I used both the USA and UK websites to obtain a list of what is available so keep in mind that some of these may or may not be available depending on where you live.  The websites (EU in particular) were horrible to use with seemingly conflicting information so take this guide with a pinch of salt 😉

Hagstrom Super Swede Left Handed Guitar[singlepic id=103 w=200 h=200 float=]

Serious guitarists worldwide are jazzed about the reintroduction of the Hagstrom Super Swede, especially at such an amazingly low price. Brilliant craftsmanship is evident in every detail of the mahogany body with carved maple top, flamed maple veneer, set mahogany neck, and bound Resinator fretboard with pearl block inlays. The queen of the Hagstrom line, the Super Swede sports Custom ’58 humbuckers with thick, rich bottom end and warm clarity on top plus coil splitting for single-coil sounds.

Finishes : Black Gloss , Vintage Sunburst, Amber Sunburst

Hagstrom Swede Left Handed Guitar[singlepic id=104 w=200 h=200 float=]

When their production stopped in 1983, Hagstrom guitars became instant collectors items. For decades they maintained their market value so well that Hagstrom resumed production in 1996 to rave reviews. The Swede electric guitar is one of their most cherished models, reborn with a mahogany body, carved mahogany top, set mahogany neck, bound Resinator fretboard, and 2 Hagstrom Custom ’58 humbuckers for the classic tone that made Hagstrom famous. 

Finishes : Gold Top , Wild Cherry Transparent, Black Gloss

Hagstrom Viking Left Handed Guitar[singlepic id=107 w=200 h=200 float=]

The Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar covers all genres from blues/rock to jazz/fusion and back again. With an arched semi-hollow maple body, its looks are as sweet as its tone. Two Hagstrom humbuckers, combined with the resonant semi-hollow body, provide plenty of power. And no Hagstrom is complete without their famous, fast-playing neck. The Viking has the patented H-Expander truss rod which provides tension at either end and runs the entire length of the neck. The rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for very low action and a thin set maple neck.

Finishes : Black Gloss , Wild Cherry Transparent

Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Left Handed Guitar[singlepic id=105 w=200 h=200 float=]

This one is the same as the Viking above but with the added beauty of a flame maple top and pearl block fret markers.

Finishes : Cherry Sunburst

Hagstrom Viking IIP[singlepic id=106 w=200 h=200 float=]

The Hagstrom Viking IIP Electric Guitar features a double-cutaway semi hollow basswood body, 24-3/4″ scale UltraLux bolt-on maple neck, 6-inline headstock and 22-fret Resonator composite fingerboard. Hagstrom’s Dynamic H90 soapbar pickups deliver warm vintage tones that are edgy and have attitude. The original Hagstrom Viking semi-hollow body electric guitar was made famous in 1968 by the king himself: Elvis Presley!

Finishes : Cream Red

Hagstrom F200 Left Handed Guitar[singlepic id=98 w=200 h=200 float=]

The Hagstrom F-200 Electric Guitar features a patented H-Expander truss rod. Providing tension at either end and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for very low action and a thin neck.

Finishes : Wild Cherry Transparent

Hagstrom F200P Left Handed Guitar[singlepic id=99 w=200 h=200 float=]

When the Big Two were ruling the American scene, Hagstrom was winning thousands of adherents in Europe. Now they’re back with the unique and toneful F-200P electric guitar. H90 single-coil pickups work with the contoured mahogany body and set nato neck to produce superior warmth and cut. Full-contact rocking trem and 24-3/4″ scale provide super easy play and great flexibility.

Finishes : Cream

Hagstrom Deluxe Left Handed Guitar[singlepic id=97 w=200 h=200 float=]

The Hagstrom Deluxe Electric Guitar sounds warm and rich with overtones galore. It has extraordinary styling is lightweight and drop dead gorgeous. Featuring a patented H-Expander truss rod. Providing tension at either end and running the entire length of the neck the rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for very low action and a thin neck.

Finishes : Black Sparkle Top

Hagstrom Deluxe F Left Handed Guitar[singlepic id=96 w=200 h=200 float=]

The Hagstrom Deluxe F Electric Guitar sounds warm and rich with overtones galore. It has extraordinary styling, is lightweight and drop dead gorgeous. Featuring a patented H-Expander truss rod. Providing tension at either end and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for very low action and a thin neck.

Finishes : Black Sparkle Top

Hagstrom HL-550 Left Handed Guitar[singlepic id=102 w=200 h=200 float=]

The Hagstrom Jazz Model HL-550 Hollowbody Electric Guitar features a mahogany body and set mahogany neck. The Hagstrom patented H-Expander truss rod provides tension at either end and runs the entire length of the neck. The rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for very low action and a thin neck.

Finishes : Natural Mahogany Gloss

Hagstrom HJ-500 Left Handed Guitar[singlepic id=100 w=200 h=200 float=]

The Hagstrom Jazz Model HJ-500 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar features a contoured maple body and maple set neck. The Hagstrom patented H-Expander truss rod provides tension at either end and runs the entire length of the neck. The rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for very low action and a thin neck.

Finishes : Cherry Sunburst , Black Gloss

Hagstrom HJ-600 Left Handed Guitar[singlepic id=101 w=200 h=200 float=]

The Hagstrom Jazz Model HJ-600 Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar features a spruce top, contoured flamed maple back and sides and maple set neck. The Hagstrom patented H-Expander truss rod provides tension at either end and runs the entire length of the neck. The rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for very low action and a thin neck.

Finishes : Vintage Sunburst

Website Critique

The Hagstrom page certainly isn’t the best website I’ve ever had the pleasure of using – for one thing, all of the sites are missing options to quickly find out which models are available left handed.  On the EU site you are often presented with a product image with the guitar in a finish it claims is not available.  On the EU website the only way to find out which models can be had lefty is to browse the colors that each guitar is available in – it’s tedious and time consuming.

For more information:
http://www.hagstromguitars.com/

1 reply
  1. Neal
    Neal says:

    Thanks Kevin, good to know. I emailed around this week trying to find out about a lefty Viking Deluxe (it was voted best budget semi in this month's Guitarist magazine) and they told me I could only get it in white in the UK – which isn't listed on the site. Some of these guitar companies really need to pull their finger out! Still, white is good…. B)

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