Current Hagstrom Bands...
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Current Bands are seen with an
Original Swedish Hagström:
Here's a taste of just a few of them...
Glasgow band Franz
Ferdinand won the 2004
Mercury Music Prize for their self-titled debut album.
Nick McCarthy from Franz
Ferdinand and a Hagstrom P46
So why the Hagstrom P46? Well the story is revealed in the September 2004 issue
of EQ Magazine (USA) "Retro in Malmo"
Tore Johansson always puts the music above the technology... and he just happens
to have a fair amount of Hagstrom Gear!
Describing himself as an Analogue Junkie he prefers to lay down tracks in the
old way, to make real sound and music!
Many thanks to Steve Harvey (Hagstrom
Guitars) for this info contribution
It is a great four page article on this fascinating guy,
who nurtured the Cardigans in 1994 then A-ha, now producing Franz Ferdinand's
sounds he has a real world attitude to creating music (We have not
received permission to re-publish in full)
HERE FOR VIDEO CLIP!
BBC News page
Best band at SXSW - Montreal's the Dears. Headed up by
Murray, who has
a Smiths fixation, a rhythm section and guitarist who think they're in Black
and two beauties playing keyboards Valerie Joidon-Keaton-Cohen). They're the
The Limited Edition 7" Vinyl Single: "We Can Have
It" is out on Sept 2 '04
on the UK label Bella Union
and a UK tour around the same time.
The leader of the band
Murray Lightburn is a
Hagstrom nut who, on the back of their first disc End of a Hollywood Bedtime
lists the instruments he plays as NOT guitar but Hagstrom guitar
Thanks to Graham Ford from
for this great piece!
Aerosmith - "Honkin' On Bobo" - CD - 2004 (CK92079)
Order from Amazon UK? (External Link)
The Kills - Pictures Courtesy of Bob at
Patrick Pentland of Sloan uses a Hagstrom Swede. It
can be spotted in "The Other Man" video.
First is Sloan guitarist Jay Furgison with Pentland's Swede, then the group's
drummer, Andrew Scott playing it,
And finally Patrick Pentland himself using it... Seems they need to find a
couple more Hagstroms eh?
Tim Webster is the Guitar and Vocals for Redheaded Stepchild
Ryecatchers Mark on Viking / Paul on HIIBN
[CLICK HERE FOR A PROFILE OF THE BAND]
Henry Telstar on an H8
Pat Hammonds sends us the CD cover (March 2004)
I've added a few of his shared shared thoughts from mails to us
I enjoyed your story. I have 7 Hagstroms, 4 basses, a
12-string, Viking (the one with split tuners) and a Hagstrom II. I got turned on
to them when our band was playing in LA in 1969, and have had them since. I
would like to find an 8-string bass that didn't cost a fortune. I play clubs now
with a Swede bass, which is great except for weighing a thousand pounds. Thought
an 8 string would lend a unique sound to the bottom. [CLICK
HERE FOR A PROFILE OF THE BAND]
I attach a front page photo from my band's cd.. you probably
recognize my Hagstrom bass. The guys rave about its tone!
A real Hagstrom guy through and through - how
about that H8 - sounds like he's waited long enough!
Click the Pic to go to see The Reptiles - and Flash on the left Handed
Swede bass! (SWE)
Here's a better view of Flash's Lefties
- Swede and HagIII:
Hello David, I thought it would be a little interest for the record ´bout my
guitars.. it´s a lefthand cherryred Hagström Swede-78 and also a lefty sunburst
Hagström III, I think it´s a-65 ( it have 65 in the first digits) of course I am
so proud and satisfied with them and have no idea of letting them go some day..
maybe I could find another to have 3 in a fresh lineup on stage? wouldn´t it be
great! Anyway I´m surfing in at your site time to time and looking forward to
hear from you! - Flash, The Reptiles.
Yes the H-III is '65 but only by coincidence, as that
isn't how the serial numbers work
It's a real nice change to see 'two so fine'...looking in the direction!
The image above is a New Zealand band, Straitjacket Fits, that almost
made it on the world stage, having toured UK and the USA , put out a handful of
EP's and albums, got some bloody amazing reviews and then imploded in about
1994. And yes that's a leftie Swede getting a mauling in this bad frame from a
The clip can be found at
http://www.nzmusic.com/track.cfm?i=2053 More info on
One review that sums it up was this...
"Straitjacket Fits are the weirdest guitar band in the world. They're also the
best." (Melody Maker, 4 January 1992)
Shayne Carter (the man with the swede) has a new band called Dimmer who
we may well hear from in the future.
Thanks to Paul Wratten (NZ) for the info
Click the pic to open
the full band Bio
Here's one of me with my sweet Coronado! I play in a dutch
rock'n roll band the Berserkerz and we all use vintage stuff - like 1950's Les
Pauls, 1960's Ampegs and so on - with a total age of some 259 years!!!!
Hope you like it! all the best, Roland - ola carbona from Edam, Holland
and his special Deluxe 90
- I call it Deluxe 90 Nitro!
You can see more of this guitar and details of the work
Monahan - ICEBIRD
I use a hagstrom in my band, Icebird. I'm a big fan of your
site and I was wondering if you could put us up on your band page. We just
released an album called 'MAGNITUDE' on Flying Squirrel Records (USA)
I was so excited about the new hags that I went out and bought a black F300 (or
F301?... it looks like this with a slightly different pickup configuration...
http://www.hagstromguitars.com/products/f301.html ) which looks like
the old Hagstrom II's. I have to tell you, man, it's pretty awesome. The tone is
similar to the whiny Hagstrom sound I know and love but it's bigger, way bigger
and beefier. It has an almost endless sustain which reminds me of the old Fender
Jazzmaster sound. The headstock is different from my old hags, but I've seen one
of Pat Smear's old ones that has this kind of headstock. The body is also a
little thicker than the originals. The only odd thing I noticed is that one of
the three knobs barely does anything. No switches, but there is a six-way pickup
selector. Overall, I'm really happy with it and I have a feeling that it might
be a future collectors item, especially considering how hard they are to find
Brian Scott Phraner with Hagstrom HIIBN Bass
2001 - At Sky Church in EMP, Seattle WA with the band "Phreeworld"
With the band "Phreeworld" at the "Progman Cometh Festival", Moore Theater,
Seattle WA 2002
Kevin Wease of the Triple Threat band with his Hagström Swede
Cesar Gallesgos from Mexican Country Band GERONIMO
with his H-8 (used as a four)
See the H-8
Bass close up
THE Hagstrom retro-revival band!
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