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Hagstrom Super Swede Electric Guitar   (Used)

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A European collector's classic returns after 23 years.

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.

H-Expander Truss Rod
All Hagstrom guitars feature our revolutionary 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, earning us our reputation as the "Fastest Neck on the Planet."

Resinator™ Fretboard
Yet another Hagstrom exclusive, the Resinator™ Fretboard is an extraordinary, homogeneous wood composite that maintains a strong fundamental harmonic and eliminates wolf tones. Resinator™ Fretboards offer the articulate sound of high quality ebony but with more consistency and durability. Silky smooth, reliable, and fast, the Hagstrom neck is a guitarist's dream come true.


Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Mahogany back
  • Carved maple top
  • Flamed maple top veneer
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Resinator fretboard with pearl block inlays
  • H-expander truss rod prevents twisting
  • Hagstrom Custom '58 humbuckers
  • 3-way selector
  • 2 volume controls
  • 2 tone controls
  • Coil-tapping mini-toggle
  • Tune-o-matic bridge
  • Hagstrom 18:1 die cast tuners
  • 25-1/2" scale

A guitar to define them all. Make it yours today and own your own bit of sonic history.

 
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HagstromSuper Swede Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 30 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A sound unlike any other

I traded a few pedals for the Black Super Swede, and when I first opened it, I found the sound that I had been looking for. If you are looking for a Les...Read complete review

I traded a few pedals for the Black Super Swede, and when I first opened it, I found the sound that I had been looking for. If you are looking for a Les Paul copy, this is not your guitar. It has a very dark sound, even with 8 and 8.7 ohm pickups, that can be best compared to the British sound. Many people compare the coil tapped sound to that of a Strat, but I think it sounds most like a P-90, because of the metal coil covers. I gave this a 4 for features because the regular Swede has a switch for low and high pass filters, which I really would have liked on this guitar.I gave this a 4.5 for quality because it has a polyurthane coating, which is standard in this price range, but all other features on this guitar are comparable to a reissue strat or les paul class instrument. People often comment on how beautiful this looks, and their eyes light up when they hear how it sounds. The cream coloring is much darker in life than it looks in the picture, and it makes it look very vintage. Overall, this is a fantastic instrument, and very unique.

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Fret buzz galore

I bought the original. It had a good deal for fret buzz on the low e string. It went back to Hagstrom for an exchange. The replacement had a black pick guard and...Read complete review

I bought the original. It had a good deal for fret buzz on the low e string. It went back to Hagstrom for an exchange. The replacement had a black pick guard and pickup surrounds versus the aged white, and had the same fret buzz. The second replacements, again had black trim, and a loud hum.....it went back, the third replace came with a rattle in the body..it had a loose nut inside. The fourth replacement came with the off with trim. I was once again take aback by the guitar's beauty. Just several months later, the fret buzz is worse than ever.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dirty Secret

By Goosemongler

from Eastman, Ga

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Hagstrom Super Swede Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is a dirty little secret that I hope stays this way so the price doesn't get jacked up. Personally, it's one of the best guitars i've played. There are no issues with the one I recieved. I only bought it new because there are no dealers or stores where there would be a used one locally. I have had no issues with it other than specific ones that are limited to my own preference. I play with extremely low action and anything lower than about 1/8" will cause some buzz past the 14th fret (which is pretty normal for most guitars w/o trimmed nuts. The neck is thinner and the fretboard is more narrow than most guitars so it was a bit of getting used to. The guitar definately has it's own personality. It is a really sturdy guitar and everything about it is simple and to the point and just begs to be abused. I would love to recommend this to someone but I would prefer if the prices stay where they are for them.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Epiphone Les Paul Killer!

    By Rocker-708_V

    from North Carolina

    Comments about Hagstrom Super Swede Electric Guitar:

    The guitar is very heavy but that is where it gets the incredible tone and sustain. Don't buy it if you are on the frail side.If you want a beautiful, high quality Les Paul style guitar - this is your Baby!
    Incredible bite, growl, and sustain! The neck feels just right and is easy to chord and bend strings.
    The neck is super strong and the tuners are perfect. Stays in tune! I could not find any cosmetic flaws in the finish or other quality issues in the guitar.
    Great value considering the incredible finish and coil taps for tonal selection. The resonator fingerboard works as advertised - super sustain. Extremely well made guitar!

    I own an Epiphone Les Paul and by far prefer this guitar over it.

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    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent guitar

    Comments about Hagstrom Super Swede Electric Guitar:

    Yes it is made in china but it is well made.I have a Gibson standard as well so I can compare the two of them. My Hagstrom is as well made as the Gibson and looks nicer due to the inlay at the headstock. The neck is very smooth and very fast. The pickups are very well made and the versatility is quite amazing due to the single coil capability. Overall I like my Hagstrom as much as my Gibson and I think that in terms of quality they are equivalent except that the Hagstrom is a fraction of the price of the Gibson. Nevertheless in terms of sound they have a different personality and the Hagstrom is very enjoyable with great versatility with sound on a darker style. If you want to emulate a Gibson, don't, the hagstrom is a guitar of its own that can compete against any American made $2000 guitars

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Unreal

    By JRevel

    from Minneapolis

    Comments about Hagstrom Super Swede Electric Guitar:

    I play for the band Tripping Icarus. I've heard all my life of a guitarists defining sound but never understood it. This guitar gives me a defining sound. It's deep, dark, heavy, but also light and sparkly. You can get any sound you need from it. It came set up, ready to play, I haven't changed a thing but the strings since I bought it.

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    (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A sound unlike any other

    By eidlyn

    from Chicago

    Comments about Hagstrom Super Swede Electric Guitar:

    I traded a few pedals for the Black Super Swede, and when I first opened it, I found the sound that I had been looking for. If you are looking for a Les Paul copy, this is not your guitar. It has a very dark sound, even with 8 and 8.7 ohm pickups, that can be best compared to the British sound. Many people compare the coil tapped sound to that of a Strat, but I think it sounds most like a P-90, because of the metal coil covers. I gave this a 4 for features because the regular Swede has a switch for low and high pass filters, which I really would have liked on this guitar.I gave this a 4.5 for quality because it has a polyurthane coating, which is standard in this price range, but all other features on this guitar are comparable to a reissue strat or les paul class instrument. People often comment on how beautiful this looks, and their eyes light up when they hear how it sounds. The cream coloring is much darker in life than it looks in the picture, and it makes it look very vintage. Overall, this is a fantastic instrument, and very unique.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Hagstrom SS

    By Chaz

    from Tampa

    Comments about Hagstrom Super Swede Electric Guitar:

    I have the select super swede in dirty blonde and the guitar is a great value. The coil tap switch is a great feature and lets you switch from bright clean chords to overdrive with the flip of the switch. The pickups are quality so no need to switch them out at all. The guitar is heavy like the LP but are a 25.5 scale line the Strat. Nothing bad to say at all about this guitar. It is made in China but they don't press out as many like the Epi LP. If you are looking for a LP type guitar this one is light years ahead of the EPI no doubt

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Opinions?

    By CNote77

    from Maine

    Comments about Hagstrom Super Swede Electric Guitar:

    Hi guys! I have read alot of good reviews on this site and on the Net about this guitar. I was looking for a decent guitar at a reasonable price and thought this fit the bill. I was in a working band 10 years ago but have since 'settled down' - I want to pick up my rocking ways again. The Super Swede sounded and played great when I got it but about a month in I had terrible fret buzz. I had the guitar professionally set-up and some frets resurfaced. It played well for about a week and then the neck started rattling. Must have been a structural defect. Hagstrom was great and sent me a replacement. Immediately I discovered that the volume control for the neck pick-up didn't work. As soon as I manipulated it the sound cut off completely. Additionally, whenever I flipped to the neck position the pick-up had alot of static...like a short-out or something. I am waiting for guitar three. Just wondering if anyone else is having problems or am I just having bad luck. Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    edtoto

    By jcpennywise

    from Northeast

    Comments about Hagstrom Super Swede Electric Guitar:

    This is a very good looking good sounding guitar. The finish is perfect (I have the vintage sunburst). Seems to be a lot of attention to detail. Don't see any flaws in the appearance. Intonation was good right out of the box. I like the neck, good action. Pick ups and coil tap give good variety of tones. Humbuckers are not as meaty as my 1983 Ibanez but it's a good sounding axe. When I started testing the controls I found a problem. The neck pickup volume control didn't work. It was full on only. The bridge control was fine. I'm going to have to send it back for a replacement. If that problem gets fixed. I'd rate it a 5 across the board.

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    4.0

    Super Swede

    By WelshPhil

    from South Wales, UK

    Comments about Hagstrom Super Swede Electric Guitar:

    A nice to play guitar with an easy action. Plays jazz and even classical with ease! I have a few fret buzzes but I think these can be solved. However my neck split!! Not knocked at all, just kind of cracked, maybe shrinkage or something. People say they're built like a tank but the thin neck may be vulnerable. Body and finish very nice . Fittings good apart from the coil split switch which is naff compared with the rest. Tone controls do very little on my instrument.

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    5.0

    Great Value

    By hagman67

    from Tulsa, OK

    Comments about Hagstrom Super Swede Electric Guitar:

    I purchased my super swede about 3 months ago and to say the least, I am very satisfied. Mine is the vintage sunburst and it is beautiful. The neck, mahogany body, and coil splitter are kick a.. There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in this price range even close to this guitar. Play one of these, and you will throw rocks at your Epiphone Les Paul. I have been a Fender guy for a long time and was looking for a "thicker" sound. This guitar fit the bill. An added bonus: No one you know has one of these guitars, be an original, buy a Hagstrom. do it

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