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The Viking with class.

The Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar covers all genres from blues/rock to jazz/fusion and back again. With an arched, flamed 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.

Another Hagstrom exclusive, the resinator fretboard is an extraordinary, homogeneous wood composite that maintains a strong fundamental harmonic and eliminates wolf tones. It offers the articulate sound of high-quality ebony but with more consistency and durability. Silky smooth, reliable, and fast.

The self-lubricating graphite composite nut is much harder than bone or plastic resulting in more string vibration through the neck. Tuning is also improved and string binding is eliminated by self-lubrication.

A long travel tune-o-matic-style bridge and trapeze tailpiece further increase tone, sustain, and intonation quality. 18:1 gear ratio machine heads ensure fully accurate tuning.

The Viking's high-grade polyester finish is hard, smooth, and more dense than polyurethane, so its guaranteed to look great and provide excellent protection and sonic performance. Case sold separately.

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

FEATURES
  • Arched semi-hollow flamed maple body
  • North American hard maple set neck
  • Resinator fretboard
  • Hagstrom pearl block position marks
  • H-Expander truss rod
  • Hagstrom 18:1 die-cast tuners
  • 24.75" scale
  • 2 Hagstrom HJ-50 humbuckers
  • 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • Long-travel tune-o-matic-style
  • Hagstrom trapeze tailpiece
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • Case sold separately
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HagstromViking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 23 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

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Excellent Guitar

I did a ton of research on this guitar before I bought it. This is my 8th guitar and it out shines the rest by far. The tuners are solidly constructed and keep the...Read complete review

I did a ton of research on this guitar before I bought it. This is my 8th guitar and it out shines the rest by far. The tuners are solidly constructed and keep the guitar well in tune. The tuneomatic bridge make it very easy to change strings while providing awesome resonance. The sustain is excellent due to some special trademark designs that you won't get anywhere else. Overall this is guitar is a great buy. My first impression after playing it is that this Hagstrom is comparable to guitars that cost $2,000 by Gibson or Ibanez. You can expect clear, smooth tones that are very desirable for Jazz, and if you throw some distortion in front you can expect powerful, crisp gains that works great for rock, alternative, blues, and much more. I mostly bought this guitar because it was very versatile with playing different styles and it does just that. As someone who loves distortion, I was pleasantly surprised by how much edge this guitar has for a semi hollow body. The only thing stopping this from getting a perfect score is I experienced some sharp frets on the neck that I had to file down. Once I did that and lowered the bridge saddle in order to lower the high action as well as put on a different set of strings to my taste, the guitar was incredible. This is one sexy looking axe that I highly recommend. Just stop thinking and buy it already! You will not regret your purchase!

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The devil's in the details

I had one of these things 30 years ago and foolishly traded it off, wish I still had that one and they still had this one.In the rush to production they should trade quality...Read complete review

I had one of these things 30 years ago and foolishly traded it off, wish I still had that one and they still had this one.In the rush to production they should trade quality for quantity, especially at the beginning of a product reintroduction, to avoid bad reviews. Hagstrom"s quality control will have to improve if they wish to compete with Ibanez. Chinese guitars come with barbed wire for strings, that's normal, but why they skimp on things like switches and hardware I don't know. The pick-up switch is noisy and the jack was loose. The medallion on the tail piece was missing. The screw that holds on the pick guard isn't flush and the strings between the bridge and the tail-piece ring when you play. (I dampened them with foam ear plugs) I don't know why they choose to use that style of bridge on a semi-hollow body. It sounds a little uneven, is that what equalizers are for? I bought this guitar out of a sense of nostalgia, now that that is out of the way I'll be looking closely at the Ibanez artcores. With a little love it'll be playable but it's not the Hagstrom I remember.

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5.0

Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric

By Charles Betz

from California

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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 Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

    A great guitar for the price. Out of the box, no issues. Smooth neck, frets are just right. Sounds is excellent. Finish is first rate. May change strings. Very pleased with this guitar and this is my 20th.

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    (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not what I expected for the price

    By Froggy62

    from Washington State

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Average Tone
    • Frets Rough

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

    Frets were real rough especially above the twelth
    neck pickup or volume control were defective. And was told it was manufactured in Sweden b4 making decision to buy, when I got it it was labeled made in China. With quality and China made I sent it back. Not worth the 800 plus tax, way overpriced..

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great value

    By Cowboy Frankie

    from NE Florida

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Distinctive Looks
    • Good Fit and Finish
    • Great Action

    Cons

    • Low Grade Pickup Toggle

    Best Uses

    • Any

    Comments about Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

    Owned one in the late '60s and foolishly sold it. This reissue is a great value in affordable semi-hollow instruments - surprisingly good fit and finish, sweet cosmetics, fast action that Hagstrom is famous for. Crummy pickup selector switch, but easily fixed with a Switchcraft replacement. Runs rings around 335s costing almost three times as much.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent Bargain

    By Lotuseater

    from Cut Off, LA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording

      Comments about Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      Excellent guitar for the price. It's not cheap in any sense of the word, but for the money it's one of the best guitars I've seen. Can handle any style and looks/workmanship are fantastic.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Guitar

      By Sean Donahue

      from Corvallis, OR

      Comments about Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      I did a ton of research on this guitar before I bought it. This is my 8th guitar and it out shines the rest by far. The tuners are solidly constructed and keep the guitar well in tune. The tuneomatic bridge make it very easy to change strings while providing awesome resonance. The sustain is excellent due to some special trademark designs that you won't get anywhere else. Overall this is guitar is a great buy. My first impression after playing it is that this Hagstrom is comparable to guitars that cost $2,000 by Gibson or Ibanez. You can expect clear, smooth tones that are very desirable for Jazz, and if you throw some distortion in front you can expect powerful, crisp gains that works great for rock, alternative, blues, and much more. I mostly bought this guitar because it was very versatile with playing different styles and it does just that. As someone who loves distortion, I was pleasantly surprised by how much edge this guitar has for a semi hollow body. The only thing stopping this from getting a perfect score is I experienced some sharp frets on the neck that I had to file down. Once I did that and lowered the bridge saddle in order to lower the high action as well as put on a different set of strings to my taste, the guitar was incredible. This is one sexy looking axe that I highly recommend. Just stop thinking and buy it already! You will not regret your purchase!

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My go to guitar

      By Richard Carew

      from Phoenix, AZ

      Comments about Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      Of all my guitars I like the fretboard and neck on the Hagstrom the best. The double cutaway frees up the entire upper register of the fretboard. The tone and the fit and finish are second to none. My hagstrom came gig ready and its proving to be my favorite guitar.
      My guitar came all set up . I had to lower the bridge a little but the neck was straight and the frets were clean. The fit and finish were perfect. I had no loose switches and no loose plugs.
      As I said above everything was perfect on this guitar that I got. The fretboard is second to none. I have a $3000 custom made dreadnought that I don't use as much as I use the Hagstrom. The Hagstrom is , well, more plasticy than the dreadnought but the Hagstrom has a bound fretboard and frets that are smooth and well finished. I can't say enough about the beauty of this guitar the curly maple is luminescent in any light.
      The Hagstrom Viking is one of the best deals I've had. I have two Taylors and a custom made dreadnought and a custrom made SG style guitar, I use the Hagstrom almost exclusively. I am learning the scales and find I prefer the fretboard and neck on the Hagstrom. The pickups are better than the Gibson Classic Humbuckers on my SG style guitar.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hagstrom Viking Deluxe

      By jade porter

      from Gold Coast AUS

      Comments about Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      There is something about this guitar that has hit the nail on the head. Its a culmination of alot of factors, the tone wins, the feel of the guitar wins and the look of the guitar wins. Thats enough for me.Rock On!
      When i first opened the box , i was with a friend of mine who is a mad tone junky like myself. neither of us had ever owned a semi hollow body,i had only played one once a few weeks before (an epiphone casino). We both just stared at it for at least 2 minutes, slowly circling the box we had sat on the ground, we didnt touch it.. just admired it. From the bridge, to the block inlays (nicely rounded edges and a cool double stripe on the 12th fret.). The headstock, the unusual but cool looking machine heads, and the nice chrome finish on the pickup covers and bridge.
      This guitar is so nice to look at. You cant explain it unless you see it but the finish is superb, It isnt as big as thought it would be, i dont feel like im holding an acoustic guitar, it is so comfortable to play and it looks awesome.
      The quality is great, the guitar has a 'regal' look to it but its not over the top, its just perfect.. Just enough class added. The volume and treble knobs seem fine, not cheap feeling like some guitars, they didnt have any crackle in them when adjusting while plugged in.
      The guitar sounds nice acoustically , not as loud as a semi acoustic obviously but the sound resonates nicely. I didnt see any scratches on it at all and that is a credit to MF as i purchased a mint condition used Viking. . Any doubt i had about it being mint were dismissed as soon as i looked at it. IT IS MINT.
      Bening a used guitar i got a$100 discount on the new price and with the valentines day 14% off.. it was a steal. I was so meant to have this guitar. It was waiting for me.
      So value you yes.. easily..i have 15 guitars.. i think its 15 maybe 17 but this guitar is my favourite already. If you love rock n roll, and you have played gibsons and fenders and whatever.. but you have never played one of these or any semi hollow body guitar, you need to do it. This Hagstrom hands down is a better guitar than the Epiphone casino i tried at a store a few weeks ago. the body is not as thin as say a strat or SG but its not thick at all, its.. perfect.. It is lighter than my les paul, it has a cool old school look, the bridge pick up loves my Vox amp on crunch mode, artificail harmonics are very easy, the neck is fast, almost like my washburn guitar, easier than my SG to run quick lines, . You get this cool feed back/sustain on bends, its inspiring, i took skin off i loved the bend sound so much, add a little reverb to this baby and you can never EVER go back. I havent even got to the neck p[ickup yet, its NOT muddy as i thought it might be, it has a full body sound but there is a sharpness to it. There is nothing i can say that is bad about it. I cannot compare it to a $3-4k gibson semi holow body or a top of the line Gretsch, as i have not played one. But i will happily put my Hagstrom up against any guitar.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Review

      By Richard Carew

      from Phoenix, AZ

      Comments about Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      I love this guitar although I didn't buy it from MF (my mistake). It is simply the finest guitar I have ever played and I've been playing since I was 10 years old (I'm 58 now). Needleass to say I've played a lot of guitars. The composite fretboard is practically friction free which makes the Hagstrom brag about being the fastest neck in the world of guitars true (in my humble opinion). The guitar is spectacularly beautifull, I still get a rush when I open the case seeing the curly maple top, back and sides and say that's mine. When I plug it into my Peavey Delta Blues (tube type amp) it sounds awsome. The tone I get from this baby is second to none. I bought it sight unseen off the web and haven't had one regret. If you're looking for a great guitar that will hold its own against guitars costing two and three times as much, look no further this is the one.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Easily my favorite electric guitar.

      By C.Pippin

      from Montana

      Comments about Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      To say the least, this is an excellent guitar. I have been playing guitar for 20 years now and this is easily the best feeling and most versatile instrument I own, or have played. To let you know, I own a Gibson Les Paul Studio, a Peavey T-27, a PRS Tremonti SE, and a Gibson S-1, and the Hag is my number one to play. I don't have a gig at the moment, in between, but this one is my number one go to. It stays in tune, the tone is great (granted I love humbuckers), and it looks like a million dollars. If you want a killer deal, pick this guitar.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Sweet Swedish reissue!

      Comments about Hagstrom Viking Deluxe Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar:

      Many of my guitar heroes have played semi-hollow guitars like the Gibson ES-335. But when I tried out a few of them, both old and new, I never enjoyed playing them. Didn't seem right for a $2K+ guitar! So when I saw the Hagstrom Viking Deluxe at such a low price, I went for it. I received the Viking in June, and have been playing it a lot. I LOVE IT! A LOT!(FYI: My current guitars are a '92 Fender American Strat, Carvin California Carved Top, and Parker P-42. I have been playing for 25 years. I play in live rock and theatre bands, and record at home. I love tube amps, and have even built a few.)Another reviewer summed up the Viking's shortcomings: "The pick-up switch is noisy and the jack was loose. The medallion on the tail piece was missing. The screw that holds on the pick guard isn't flush and the strings between the bridge and the tail-piece ring when you play. (I dampened them with foam ear plugs) I don't know why they choose to use that style of bridge on a semi-hollow body."True on my guitar, too, except that the switch isn't noisy, and the medallion hasn't quite popped off yet. But I can live with these details, because the guitar itself is great. Wonderful neck and fretwork. Good woodwork and finish, and most important, excellent sound.Try it for yourself!!

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