Original Catalogue Information
There are a few Hagstrom Guitars Catalogues around still - they come up on the auction sites
from time to time, if you are lucky someone will contact you with pieces.
Over time I will transcribe the catalogue contents for you. However this is a
very slow process, completely 'by hand'. I realise there will be some who will
just steal this effort, but think on, you could always link to this page
in your auction adverts instead - as an appreciation?
1978-9 we have two sets of information.
First: Models included in the (UK) Bell Musical Instruments Catalogue
Second: Hagstrom's set of literature from FCN (UK) Distributor
Click to GO SEE
See 1978 Price
Circa 1976 Hagstrom International
Front Cover Story - Europe's Finest Guitars
Cover - Hagstrom in Britain (and around the world)
Jazzbass Advert (Swedish)
I hope to provide a translation
to this advert in the coming months
Thanks to Ulf Peterson
the Tour - including:
SuperSwede introduction adverts.. Views during Hagstrom
Feature on Larry Coryell... Introducing the Guitar
Synth' The Patch 2000...
New 12 and 6 string Acoustics with a new
headstock and bridge style...
Finishing with the only SuperSwede advert I've seen to
COME BACK SOON!
May 1975 USA Catalogue Ampeg, Elkhart, Indiana
So Ampeg use different Model numbers and names - confusing eh?
But then the Models do change - so check them out
(Click the Picture) to start...
"Scandia" now when did you last see it called that on E-Bay?
...and the 10 page Swing-Tag manual - so much info
in such a (rare) small place!
Big picture for such a small item?
You'll be amazed at how much is in this little booklet.
Tips, Maintenance, Storage, how to string it up even!
1971 Bjarton Catalogue
Including details of the 'other Jimmy' model
that confuses the e-auctions occasionally!
Plus a few Extra items of interest
from the guy who kindly sent the catalogue to me.
1971-2 (?) Canadian Catalogue (Arc Musical Instruments - Ahed Musical
1970-1 (?) Original
Swedish flier for some key Electric and Semi-Acoustic Info
such as the Jimmy HN Custom, and how the "Swede" got it's name! Then
carry on down to more FULL CATALOGUE details below...
Click on the above
picture to see the original reverse
text in Swedish...
Or CLICK HERE
to see the same
English by our good friend
Either way to
take it, you'll also
find out how the
"Swede" was first
1966 USA Catalogue (Merson Musical Products Corp. NY.
Subsidiary of Gulf + Western Inds)
(Texts are now up to date)
Solids - So there's plenty to see!
Price List Jan 67 (USA)
66 Catalogue Excerpts:
That Neck - So Fast
"Micromatic"... "Electro Sound".... "RoyalTone"... "Golden Tone"... and "In
Motion" Vibrato... ALL
1967 Unicord Hagstrom Classics Catalogue
(Stunning stuff from Bjarton)
The variety based around the better known Isabella and La Rita
....violin grade maple
... rosewood, walnut, spruce
1966-7 USA Brochure (Merson Musical Products Corp.) -
Hagstrom Electric, Slim-line Guitars - Basses
view of the F11 Plastic Top 2 Pickup model
The F200 2 Pickup and F300 with 3 Pickups - Hagstrom's "Futura" models.
The Hagstrom Impala and Condor (note the name
The FB Plastic Top 2 pickup Bass model
The F400 Deluxe 2 pickup Bass
The Coronado IV Pro Bass
Cases and Covers from Zipper to Alligator style
are READY - just click the picture!)
Undated Bjarton Acoustic Catalogue
Take a look
at the models, the factory itself and even
work in progress pictures in the Bjarton factory
(Thanks go to Peter Jensen from Denmark for
these rare pictures).
ESPANA Catalogue (~1965)
Many questions to begin with regarding this brand
often confusing, but now it is ALL made clear!
1964 Selmer UK Catalogue excerpts
Added Nov 2004
1964 Selmer catalogue - Hofner, may be posted later,
but we highlight Futurama, Hagstrom, España
1952 Hagstrom Catalogue
This is a real gem.
A veritable time capsule of information
with all the musical equipment Hagstrom used to supply!
All in Swedish of course, but even if you can't read all the words,
it is a fabulous record to browse through, and easy
NOW FULLY INDEXED IN ENGLISH (Phew!)
How much did your guitar
cost in 1967 (USA) ?
How much did
your guitar cost in 1978 (UK) ?
Much more to come!
(Other makes Catalogues are shown on "Other
Anyone with Hagstrom
photo's is very welcome.
Send them to me for posting. There's an e-mail link on virtually every page of
A story isn't absolutely necessary, but adds a little bit of what we like to add
to this site
- Appreciation and the appreciators!
So bung a pic of you too along with it.... Hell, past and present...
stage photo's...you, the dog and the Hag... It's up to you!