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Hagstrom Viking 12-String Electric Guitar  Transparent Cherry 

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This electric 12-string guitar is based upon the popular Viking DLX, possessing a Ply Maple body and top to tonally emphasize each of the octave stri...Read More

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This electric 12-string guitar is based upon the popular Viking DLX, possessing a Ply Maple body and top to tonally emphasize each of the octave strings, all fit together with a set maple neck for added brilliance on this 12 stringed chorale piece. This model comes equipped with Hagstrom's famed H-Expander truss rod accompanied by the Resinator Fretboard.

As a 12-string guitar normally has a tension of over 200 lbs of pressure on the neck, the H-Expander truss rod will keep the 12-string neck straight for years to come. Due to the further unique frequencies created with the help of the Resinator fretboard, the volume and tone of the octave strings are further enhanced to keep up with the naturally fuller volume of the standard strings, to allow for a lavishing and balanced 12 string sound.

To match the Viking DLX 12's fuller acoustic sound, a set of Hagstrom H-50 humbucking pickups are adopted to provide a natural and clean calibrated electric tone, delivering cleaner vintage tones familiar from yesteryear, as well as the ability to deliver nastier tones, to open up a whole new expressive world where 12 string guitars have never ventured before.

A semi-hollowbody with a reinforced neck and dual humbuckers.

FEATURES
  • Body: Semi-Hollow Contoured Ply Flamed Maple
  • Neck: Canadian Hard Maple, set
  • Fingerboard: Resinator Fretboard with Hagstrom Pearl Block Position Marks
  • Fretboard Radius: 15
  • Trussrod: H-Expander
  • Tuning Keys: Hagstrom 18:1 Die Cast
  • Scale Length: 24,75" / 628 mm / Graph Tech Black Tusq XL 45mm nut
  • Pickups: 2 x Hagstrom HJ-50
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic w/ Hagstrom Stop Tail
  • Controls: 2 x Volume 2 x Tone

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HagstromViking 12-String Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Update On Viking Deluxe Review

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great Appointments, Outstanding neck
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Hagstrom Viking 12-String Electric Guitar:

    I wrote the reviews for the two Hagstrom Viking 12 Strings offered on this site. All my reviews are voted #1 by my fellow peers who instrument shop on-line (thank you). As a 30 year player/composer, I write the info I'd want to know when considering a guitar. It seems to influence decisions, regarding Gretsch, Kramer, etc. and I hope to your satisfaction, my friends, whom I care about. Prior to my review, Hagstrom had no best-sellers, and today the two 12 string models have not only become justifiable fast sellers, but have sold out three times on Musicians Friend. Interestingly, due to the success of the Hagstrom 12's, wherein I extolled the virtues of Hagstrom's fine appointments, solid steel tailpiece (key!), its fine maple woods....all comparable to Rickenbacker....and most critically, its 15" fretboard radius, the largest radius out there (Gretsch boasts a 12", Rickenbacker, less than 8" standard--infinitely too small for any real playability), Rickenbacker has now responded by releasing to the public a "one-off" specially made for Pete Townsend in 1993 with a tight 10" radius fretboard...still, their biggest effort yet. Clearly they are feeling the heat as Hagstrom is pulling away their sacred part of the marketplace. I've lived in Sweden wherein I played the Hagstrom lineup fresh off the presses, and I can tell you that you cannot go wrong with any of Hagstrom's semi-hollows, let alone their 12 strings. They are still the best electric 12's out there. And while Ibanez created a semi-hollow revolution felt market-wide, Hagstrom has swum up to the crest of semi-hollows and joined, rightly so, the pantheon of Gretsch and Rickenbacker, the most integrity-driven guitar makers presently, as PRS slides into gross frugality and delusion, and Gibson sub-grade confusion. The King of 12's yet lives.

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    5.0

    The Best Electric 12 String Made

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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 Viking 12-String Electric Guitar:

      I am a 30 year guitar player and composer, and own everything from Gibson to Rickenbacker, Gretsch to PRS, Taylor to Fender.....solid to semi-hollow to hollow bodies. Eventually, any serious musician will turn towards the 12 string guitar market to find that guitar to deliver home the remarkably full sound that the 12 string offers the player, allowing for beautiful tones and new possibilities. With Rickenbacker, touting to be the high watermark of the electric 12 string instrument (the Beatles used them as staples), why pick a Hagstrom? What is a Hagstrom anyway? The Swedes of all people make a quality guitar? What about Fender or Martin, and why NOT Ric? My wife is Swedish, and we have been living in Sweden since early 2012. The Swedes have excellent guitar stores, but they are in love with true, American-made guitars, particularly Fenders and Gibsons, and sell American guitars exclusively if they can at all help it. Their native Hagstroms are in the shop, sometimes, but are not showcased. So there I was, browsing at my choice store, and on the bottom row, in the absolute back corner, buried under a wall of Fenders, in the gloom, sat a Black Viking Deluxe 12 string by Hagstrom. I picked it out, pulled a pick from my pocket, hunched down, and strummed. And it was a revelation. In order to play a Ric 330 or 360 12-string, one needs the hands of a four year old, as Ric never adjusted the neck to accommodate 12 strings, the result being near impossible playability and a diminished quality of sound. The Hagstrom 12 string had the kind of finger-room one finds on an SG. The teardrop tailpiece was, like Rickenbacker, solid steel, an unyielding appointment that gave the 12 string pressure a pure unmovable anchor; no plastic pegs or imbalanced, insubstantial tailpiece here. The unique tuning pegs on a signature, regal-style head locked in the notes, so no infinite re-tuning with this model. Afforded the physical space to play articulated chords and picking parts and solos due to a fast, responsive, and at last, an appropriately sized neck, it was like playing a six string, but the Hagstrom neck nonetheless was not so broad that it felt overwhelming; it felt perfect. The craftsmanship here is top-notch, from woods to appointments, with an endearing feel to the neck adding to the playing experience. While the pickups deliver a more gentle, clean tone, there is a complexity and sophistication to the sound that remarkably bridges the acoustic/electric worlds, making it open to all varieties of music. One could power up the pickups with models by Duncan or Gibson to get more rock aggressiveness from the Hagstrom 12, which does not handle more than moderate gain at most. However, its quiet aesthetics with a decorative, elaborate crest of a tailpiece, its flawless build with efficacious hollow chambers, its brilliant woods, and unsurpassed playability next to any guitar, make this unlikely instrument the truest champion of 12 strings across my 30 years of trying to find a 12 that one could embrace without the typical 12 string complaints such that I got rid of them. This Hagstrom wears the crown. Try one, for it is only left for you to decide what pickup sounds you want to hear, not to decide if this guitar is worth it. The value and overall quality is as unmatched in the guitar world as a Gibson Les Paul Custom or a Gretsch White Falcon, in my humble opinion.

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