Hagstrom Glitter Sparkle Models
The Hagstrom UK "Sparklers" can be found by clicking on one of the pictures below:
This range of models is often copied, often referred to, often
incorrectly on both counts.
My old 1958 P46 Deluxe
is certainly solid, and most of the Hagstrom branded ones were designed to be
These above are originals, and so are the ones that follow
Geoff Harris - down-under Gotham's Finest
HERE ARE 2 PICS OF MY HAGSTROM BATMAN
HOW DID EITHER OF THEM END UP IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA ?
I DON’T KNOW BUT IM GLAD THEY DID.
Matt Foster was really excited when he was handed a couple of guitars - no wonder!
This thing sounds awesome hooked up to a great system like his.
just recently found myself as the owner of a beautiful black 1959 (Hagstrom)
Goya Model 90 P46.
It was given to me by one of my Dads old hot rod buddies from the 60's. The man is very generous. He's also given me a 62' Gibson J-50 Flat top...but that's another story.
Everything is original. EVERYTHING. He bought it brand new from 'Portland Music' in Portland, Oregon USA. It came in its original case with the 'Goya' labelled toolkit, although unfortunately, the allen wrench is missing. In the kit was a vile of solidified polish from the sixties! The case is worn, but the guitar is perfect. Minor play wear. Which is amazing since he played it for 12 years straight. I am proud to be the second Owner.
Im new to Guitar and its a pleasure to have this gem as one of my first guitars. Thanks for your time! Please enjoy these pictures!
Ton De Vreede from the Netherlands sent this superb 1961 P90 Hagstrom picture.
All that glitters certainly IS Gold here.
A lovely example.
No further details supplied - but the picture speaks for itself.
(Click the picture to get bigger view)
Check out the
HAGSTROM ELECTRICS Page
for more examples of glitter and Goya too!
Since the article on the EDP46 and the arrival of the classic Red Goya, I am pleased to have received a flurry of messages from people who also appreciate these individual pieces of unique guitar history. In a variety of versions colours and pickup specs, these are actually great players too, so don't write them off as being just a quirky collector item.
Patrick Desplanque from USA was one of
them, and with a bit of background provides a perfect backdrop for his Goya
Thursday, February 20, 2003 2:39 AM - Subject: Enjoying your site! I love your site and the other Hagstrom sites as well. On a whim I had decided to research the origins of a guitar I bought used in NY in 1962-63. As it turns out, your site has helped me identify it as a GOYA Standard 90. I still have it but long ago, having broken one of the tuning pegs, I replaced them all with aftermarket parts. I wish now I hadn't! I don't suppose I could find a set of originals (unless...). The instrument is identical in every respect to the red sparkle except that the body is black. It sounds quite good although the action is very hard (normal?). Does it have collector's value (assuming it were in excellent condition- I would rate mine "fair")? I'd love to hear from you
So as always I try to give a bit of a reply - appreciating our visitors!
Subject: Your site Hello David: Thank you very much for your kind and enthusiastic reply. If memory serves I paid $80 for the guitar in 62 or 63 (used, with original case which was in bad shape and long gone). The plate with the serial plate was replaced with a blank one but there is a number (free hand) on the aluminium plate that serves as a washer for the neck adjusting screws. It is a 3 digit number and could be the unit number that normally follows the batch number. I'll check and revert. I was in an amateur band in school in the mid 60's and although they were not known in the US, we played Shadows and Spotnick songs (or tried to ;-)). Yes I have a digital camera and will try to take some decent shots and e-mail them. Again thanks and all the best. Patrick
Dieter Draxler has been
keeping these in
Very stylish pictures they make too... just the way I like 'em!
hi, these are two hagstroms (I don't know what they are called) the only thing I do know, the red one was originally bought in '62, I got it 1990 for XXX dollars from an old man...
First we have a 1961-2 Deluxe in my
favourite Red with 2 x twin pickups (yes that makes four) - early humbucking!
(The second set of pictures - also worth a
look - is a great condition Hag III)
Jeff Yoho brings us a
special selection from the early and pioneering days. Those who have
experience of these models know why many faceless axes these days have little
soul compared to these great pieces of history...
hello, i have what i thought was a p46 deluxe (not sure what year), but i'm not noticing a difference between mine and the 1962 deluxe model A. can you help me with this? any info will be greatly appreciated! love your web site!, i have 3 hagstroms; the deluxe, a black hagstrom I, and an impala. thank you!
Hello Jeff, The original P46 model has a ribbed side with squared angles to the back instead of the sweeping rounded contours around the back. The deluxe version (like mine) denotes the top of the range PU assembly rather than anything else, and has the pointed guard shape. There was often an overlap in model between batches at this stage, as the batches were so small.
Yours is listed as a Hagstrom Deluxe from a batch of 300 over 1960-61 if it has a rounded back to it, then it is the “next generation”. There was another batch of 300 1961-62 Then in 1962 came the Deluxe A run with the similar models (most with tremolo – but clearly not all of them) followed by the Batman version in the same run. The EDP46 came out of the first Deluxe (and ‘A’) models, and frankly looks quite similar to those original “top of the range” Deluxes There were only 96 EDP46 listed.
Yes it is very confusing at times, as many of the changes were quite subtle, markings, bridge changes, tailpiece changes wiring etc., as they were trying out ideas still at this stage. It does look as though your Deluxe is near the start of the run of these models, with the main distinction being the “top of the range” 4 pickup and six button arrangement, and the top of the range square fret markings rather than dots. The only really distinctive difference beyond this is the Batman version of course.
Yours looks in fantastic condition! A real treasure!
hi david. thanks so much for the info! it is greatly appreciated! without knowledgeable persons as yourself with a love for these great instruments, guys like myself would still be scratching our heads in wonder and frustration.
ED: (If anyone wishes to add more to the detail of changes and nuances of these early models then please do e-mail me - see bottom of any page - there were many exceptions and variations from time to time - we are all still RE-learning the story!!!)
Now here's a lovely condition headstock eh?
Now here comes the unique part of this presentation...
You could imaging the details in the eBay advert...
"Unique distressed or relic finish etc...
Pictures do not do it justice..."
You could enjoy it - as all the important bits look to be in great condition
Click the Pictures to see it in all the glory - sad in many ways, but.... I'd LOVE IT!
It would make a change not having to be too scared to play it!
Seriously - Thank you very much Marcus!
some sense of normality after the above,
Pete Suoniemi brings us his Black Hagstrom Deluxe
Well Pete, it's looks like a fine example, and the work needed
is very minor.
What a great "looker" the black is, thanks Pete!
Jean Cadet from France had been
Then he found a very good deal - in France!
Just a picture from two Hagstrom sisters. Sparkle and P46 .I
find them in France,
Boy, oh boy, do I know that feeling!
Neil Jackson has a
Drop into the
Thanks Mattias - what a wonderful find... now go put it away again... somewhere safe!
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