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Hagstrom guitar model and dating?
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2010, 06:18:04 PM »
hello, ik have an beautifull 12 string acoustic Hagstrom.

But i cant find anything on the internet about it.

The label inside says: Model: Western 12        (nothing more)
And the serial number on the inside label says: 54194197

Who knows what this is??

It looks realy old to me!

Tnakx; Charles, The Neterlands

Dating my 12 string
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2010, 03:47:24 PM »

New to the forum and would like to get dating on a 12 string I recently got.  Serial number is 638480.


how to date a hagstrom
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2010, 02:28:35 AM »
Here's a couple of pics of my '66 HIII #677983.

« Last Edit: March 04, 2010, 02:34:32 AM by razpootin »

Hagstom Swede Help
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2010, 03:48:55 AM »
Hello Jules,

I am new to the forum and would sure appreciate it if you could tell me when my Swede was made. I bought this guitar second hand in the early 90's. It is a tobacco color and in excellent condition other than one or two small nicks. The serial number is
53 021406. I will try to post a picture as well.



Can someone help?
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2010, 02:20:56 PM »
Hi would anyone be able to help me date this Hagstrom guitar? I bought it at a garage sale. It needs work but I just liked the look and feel of it. S/N # is 712661. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I want to know if it's worth restoring. Thanks, Jack

Dating a Hagstrom
« Reply #35 on: April 19, 2010, 03:50:10 AM »
I don't know if this might help, but I have a Hagstrom Swede that I bought directly from (Karl) Hagstrom in Alvdalen (sp?), Sweden in 1979 via Jimmy d'Aquisto. They did not have a US distributor at the time. I had an original harp headstock one that had some problems with the neck (obviously wish I had kept it now). The serial number is 53 054025

My Hagstroms Age
« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2010, 12:23:22 AM »
My Serial Number is 871013, it is a V-1N, anyone have any ideas of its age?

They sold it to me as a 1978, but sites I find say they stopped them in 1975.

Thank You In Advance

hagstrom just GIVEN to me
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2011, 06:37:36 AM »
I jut had a hagstrom (swede?) just given to me by a neighbor, would like more details

serial number is 829078

much apreciated


hagstrom custom sweed
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2011, 09:35:58 AM »
Ok, after some cleaning, and inspection, the guitar says "custom sweed" at the base of the headstock, as well as TCM:0

The interesting thing is that from my online searches, it looks like a 70's model HII

Any information I can find on this guitar and its history would be awesome.

THanks in advance.

Dating a 70's Swede
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2011, 08:57:00 AM »
Hi everyone, so cool this great thread is running!

I recently got a really nice natural 70's Hagstrom Swede by the number 53 905 430. Can  someone with "The Book" tell when this was made? I tried to deduce the year by looking at other serial numbers online, and I think it could be something like 74.

As probably all can tell, it sounds just as amazing as it looks.

Thank you so very much for you kind help!



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« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2011, 03:14:14 PM »
Quote from: Lpbassman;13324
53 021406

One of a batch of 600 Swedes made in 1977-78


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« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2011, 03:16:32 PM »
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One of a batch of 252 Hagstrom Vikings made in 1973


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« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2011, 03:20:19 PM »
Quote from: leonbourassa;15189

One of a batch of 159 Hagstrom H II N OT (no vibrato) made in 1971-72


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« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2011, 03:22:57 PM »
Quote from: jonni;15422
53 905 430

One of a batch of 500 Hagstrom Swedes made in 1974

Please help me
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2011, 02:53:37 AM »
Hello there,  I am new to this forum and not really a guitar player or bass player.  I came across this bass in a storage locker that I purchased and would be greatful with whatever information that you can provide.

I have attached photos.

This bass is in rough shape.  The serial number is 609127.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,



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