Offered for sale;

Used c1974 Hagstrom Swede bass guitar serial number 53933425.

This bass is in very good condition, neck and frets are fine. Cosmetically showing some marks and belt rash.

The pickup mounting rings have been replaced with the slightly smaller Gibson style.

Albin Hagstrom started the company in the 1920s in Alvdalen Sweden primarily producing accordions. The company continued to grow eventually including a chain of music stores. By the late 1950s Hagstrom began building guitars.

Hagstrom was an innovating company with some interesting and progressive designs and concepts. The H-bar truss rod was created as was the first 8-string bass guitar.

The Swede bass was undoubtedly inspired by the Les Paul. It is believed that fewer than 1500 were produced between 1972-1976. Featuring a Mahogany body and neck, 31” scale length with 22 frets.
Hagstrom had a reputation for good sounding pickups. These humbuckers have a full yet balanced tone. The switching controls are interesting. The 3-way switch on the lower bout is a pickup selector, and the switch on the upper bout is a 3-way EQ control with some interesting tonal variations. The center position is flat, and the up position gives an upper midrange cut, the lower position offers a slight midrange boost.

This is a really cool bass that plays quite smoothly, sounds powerful yet articulate. Own and play something unusual!

Original hardcase (beat up bad, no handle) or a recent issue, slightly oversized, Epiphone hardcase. Buyer gets to pick only one case. For the price of shipping ($50) we’ll include both cases.


Year: c1974

Serial number: 53933425

Body: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Finish: Cherry

Fingerboard: Ebony

Scale Length: 31”

Number of Frets: 21

Bridge: Hagstrom

Pickups: Hagstrom humbucking

Controls: Volume / volume, tone / tone, 3-way pickup selector & 3-way EQ switch

Width at Nut: 1 ½”

Radius: 9.5”

Weight: 11 lbs.

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