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Description
Up for sale, a 1960's Hagstrom III in excellent condition and perfect working order. Built in Sweden in the mid/late '60s, the Hagstrom III (known as the F-300 in the United States) boasts three single coil pickups with a bevy of tone switches and pickup combinations. Clearly influenced by both the Fender Stratocaster and the Gibson SG, this Hagstrom manages to be its own unique entity. With a single Master Volume knob and six pickup/tone switches, a myriad of tonal options are possible, from squawky Strat-like in between tones, to funky thinned out bridge pickup sounds, to sparkly neck pickup tones that have a full warm low end. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this guitar has great action and solid intonation, weighing in at 7lbs 2oz.

The maple neck has a slim C profile, with a 1 9/16" nut width that gives the guitar a fast feel that frets easily and plays comfortably up the neck. The rosewood fretboard features the original slender frets which show moderate, uniform wear on frets 1-3, with lighter wear beneath the G and B strings until roughly fret 7, and virtually no wear further up the neck. The headstock sports the original sealed back nickel tuners which turn smoothly and hold pitch well. The original "Hagstrom III" waterslide decal is intact on the headstock and surprisingly complete, with some small creases and signs of wear (it is a slender 50 year old decal), but overall the factory applied logo presents very well.

The body is one piece of solid mahogany with beveled edges, finished in the original bright white, and topped with a triple ply black-white-black pickguard. The vibrato is a Hagstrom original, which has a fairly tight feel similar to a Strat, responding well to quick surfy shimmies and deeper dives with ease. The bridge is original as well, and the single Master Volume knob is vintage and aesthetically appropriate, yet not original to this instrument. Cosmetically, this guitar shows two notable dings, one on the bass side lower bout edge where the forearm crosses the body, and the other just south of the Master Volume knob on the treble side of the body. There are a few assorted other light finish scratches and nicks on the body, as well as light wear through the finish central to the neck profile behind frets 3-9. Overall, this guitar has weathered the decades well and remained original and completely structurally sound. The finish is still quite vibrant and the hardware is in fantastic shape. This Hagstrom is a great way to get a wide range of useable vintage tones out of a gigworthy and rarely seen instrument!

A gigbag is included (not pictured).
Year Condition Color Case
~1965 Excellent White GigBag

Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar
Michael John Ball
206.399.8518
Seattle, WA
12:11 AM
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We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, USPS Money Orders and Bank Wire Transfers. We buy, sell, consign and trade and are always willing to work with you to find a creative way to complete your purchase. We offer a 30 day layaway with a 25% non-refundable deposit. We’re also willing to extend layaways beyond 30 days on a case by case basis.

Orders within the Continental USA are shipped USPS Parcel Select unless they weigh over 70lbs, in which case we ship FedEx Ground. International orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail International, and in some cases Global Express (where Priority is not offered). We are happy to oblige our buyers and use more expedited shipping services if requested and all orders are shipped within three business days or receiving cleared payment.

We are happy to offer a 48 hour approval period after delivery on all of the items sold through Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. We will accept returns only if the item has been misrepresented in regards to originality and condition. We do our absolute best to accurately describe the tonal properties of our instruments, but will not accept returns based on the subjective nature of "tone," In the event of a return, the customer pays all shipping and insurance costs and any other credit card or Paypal fees associated with the transaction. With that said, we go to great lengths to ensure with 100% confidence that you are getting the exact item you purchased in the condition and originality described.