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The original Super Swede guitar is considered the finest electric guitar Hagström ever produced.

The SuperSwede Bass is in addition a very rare beast.
It is said to stand up to anything made today for quality sound and playability
Hagström's only through neck model, it was indeed a top quality model.

It came very late in the Hagström story, and didn't have the opportunity to go into full production
There was also an issue with a few of the production where a creaminess developed in the varnish.
Something unheard of in previous production, maybe it was getting close to the time...
despite this problem, in just a few, it is a fabulous instrument.

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The Super Rare -

SuperSwede Bass

Report from Anders Karlsson
June 2006
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...yesterday the local athletic club arranged a jazz jam at our barn and to my utter delight one of the three bass players, a really good one at that, played a much love SuperSwede bass in tobacco burst.

It proved he actually bought two new ones from the Hagström shop in Vaxjo in the early eighties, one for a friend and one for himself and he has stayed with the instrument since then frequently on a professional basis.

To hear the tone and depth from his instrument used by one who continuously used chords and chord progressions unknown to me was quite illuminating.

This instrument had a sound on a level of its own compared to the two to other basses, one Fender Jazz Bass and one handbuilt neck through body bass.

My friend who is quite an accomplished hobby level bass player himself just shook his head in amazement at some of the things he did with the old Hag. The odd thing it does not look old in design as does the Fender... 

HLV Anders

 

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Karl Erik Hagström Junior found this one in Hellstone Music, Stockholm in July 2005

 

 

 

This is a virtually mint, Lefty SuperSwede Bass.

Not a hint of milkiness found on a few of this rare model's right hander, and hey there were only 356 listed, none leftys.

Is this unique??

 

 

 

 

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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!