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As for "me and the boy"...

You've seen the pics of my guitars on the Home page. 
Here's the story before I started spending serious money!

Below you'll find some pics of my first Hagström - 12 String Acoustic in tobacco sunburst - cost £40. 
But that was second hand, and some time ago...

 
... Also a link to my musical history... (be warned).

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This sticker has adorned my ill fitting case for the last 25 years. The Bj-12 is a big shouldered guitar. The old case (ex a Yamaha 6 string) could not hold the sheer size of this beautiful guitar, but somehow it coped with a gaping lid just where the handle pulls most!

 

 

Finery...

 Note my old case. Resplendent with it's Hagström sticker, and yes a picture of Cat Stevens - well it was the seventies - Oh you thought it was Gordon again...

At that time I was using a Sound City six channel PA amp and column speakers, with Shure mics.

Soon after, attaching a Barcus Berry bug (shown in the pictures below still), but I always found the guitar was loud enough through the voice mic!

        Barcus Berry Leaflet

Great Fun - Make some music in your bedroom studio.
PS If anyone is interested in buying this handy bit of history, then get in touch!

 

 

 

...and here's my own cherished 1969 Hagström Bj-12 (owned since 1974)...
An ex-employee site advised me on the date of manufacture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starting to teach my son recently, I realised I should look after my Bj-12 better. This is the Super Jumbo Hiscox case (Pro-GJ) with it's foam inserts and pads is advertised for a mere Gibson J200. The catalogue says it's just too small for mine - the widest stated shoulder/upper bout of 305mm.

The Bj-12 has a massive 315mm shoulder width. It fitted just perfect!

There are some really great sites to visit, much better thought out than mine, so live and learn to love this very individual and innovative range of guitars, that influenced a whole generation.

 

This is the closest similar guitar I've found on the web. 

This one not branded Hagstrom, but the manufacturer Bjarton, yet I can see the ornate "H" on the tailpiece still!

January 2002 Update

 

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July 2nd 2001: I'd been looking for a partner for the BJ12 for a while, and after a few false starts, I saw one on E-bay (first time for me). Bid and won. I waited (impatiently) for it to arrive from Canada...

More details... when? - NOW.

The Viking  has landed!
Click to see details

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Family...

 

Finally for now, this is Christopher (last seen above as a one year old), now seven, playing his Fender MA1.

I make no apology - you can't get a three quarter size Hagström... or can you?

For a totally self indulgent family musical photo history click on this photo to go to my little gallery starting with my first guitar aged 5, through the Yamaha 6 stage, then on to the Hagstrom from 1974.

 

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July 13th2001, another member of the family arrives.

So CDC (Christopher) suggested this family gathering:

Top (Hagstroms) 1968 Viking1 Special ; 1969 Bj12

Middle 1994 CDC; 2000 Fender MA1 Steel strung

Bottom 2000 Palma MG945 Classical 

 

 

Now lets put them back again - hey there's another one... (October 2001)


By November 2002 we'd been very lucky - and we'd found some polish! > CHECK IT OUT

  Christopher formed a band in March 2002
        SEE THE >>>> GOLDEN BOULDER <<<< WEBSITE

By 2007 the interest in making music had moved in many different directions.
GOLDEN BOULDER is still going strong, and there was plenty of fun on and off stage,
with and without Hagstroms. Here's a bit of jazz from 2007 using a 1980 SuperSwede and a 1968 H-8 Bass:

  

You'll find plenty of Hagstrom Pictures in "Visitors Contributions" and "Hagstrom Stories" 
Links on the menu on "Hagstrom Fans" page

 

Thanks and acknowledgements to other sites for some of the photo's on this site. 
It's their fault this site is here, shamed into action by so much respect and appreciation in so few places.

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There's nothing like a REAL original Swedish made Hagstrom (and there are loads around), but if it 'floats your boat', or you can't find an original then who are we to say?

Plenty has been said already and
will be said forever forward probably.
Only you know what's right for you!