Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars

Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars and Basses 2022 – Great Quality, Great Vaue!

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September 4, 2022

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Last Updated on September 4, 2022 by Chris

Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars

Does Hagstrom make left handed guitars?

Yes! Indeed they do! At the time of writing, there are eight left handed electric guitar models, two left handed bass guitar models, and one left handed acoustic guitar model.

Find out which ones below…

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Who Are Hagstrom Guitars?

Frankfurt Musik Messe, 1961

Swedish accordion company Hagstrom was founded in 1925 by Swedish entrepreneur Albin Hagström, and by the 1940s they began making acoustic and classical guitars.

Later in 1958, they produced their first electric guitars and basses, known to use materials they used to make accordions.

At this point, Hagstrom branched out into making other guitar models, such as semi-acoustic and jazz models; the Viking and Jimmy, and the solid-bodied Swede and Super Swede.

Hagstrom also introduced the first ever 8-string bass in 1967; the H8, which was an instant success. Jimi Hendrix and his bassist Noel Redding are said to have used them, most notably on the song Spanish Castle Magic released the same year.

Historic Hagstrom Guitars

Hagstrom guitars made a name for their exceptional quality, playability, features, and value. They were also known for having some of the fastest-playing guitar necks on the market.

By 1983, Hagstrom ceased production in Sweden, as competing guitar companies moved their stock production lines to Asia, pricing Hagstrom out of the market. Rather than produce cheaper Hagstroms using Asian manufacturers, thus cheapening the brand, the company decided to close down.

Twenty-one years later, in 2004, an announcement was made that Hagstrom was to return in the summer of that very year. The company issued a press release revealing that they would be previewing over a dozen prototypes at 2004’s Summer NAMM show in July.

The news received an enthusiastic response, and when Hagstrom reopened, they began producing guitars based on designs of their more popular models, reissuing the classic Hagstrom line of guitars with a few modern tweaks and design improvements.

Hagstrom then announced they would also be launching two bass guitars in 2005.

Original pre-2004 Hagstrom guitars have become very sought-after, due to their high quality and rarity.

What Do I Think of Hagstrom Guitars?

Ginger Wildheart

Hagstrom guitars first came to my attention around 2010, at a similar time when I found the ESP LTD EC-1000. While looking on eBay for lefty guitars, before I’d decided that I wanted the EC-1000, I had seen quite a few left handed Hagstrom guitars for sale back then, most notably the Super Swede and the Viking.

At the time, I just thought they were Gibson copies and kinda dismissed them. However, I did think they looked cool, partly because I like Gibsons, but also because I thought the Hagstrom headstock looked really cool; they’re quite uniquely shaped and stuck in my memory.

In the years since then, I noticed some guitarists and bands I listened to were using Hagstrom guitars, so paid them a little more attention.

For example, the “Nameless Ghouls”, who play guitar for rock band Ghost’s live shows switched from the Gibson RD to a Hagstrom Fantomen in 2016, which was designed in collaboration with Ghost. In more recent times, just one of the Nameless Ghouls uses the Fantomen.

I really like the Fantomen; they look and sound really cool.

And nowadays, I’m a fan of the brand as a whole; they have some really playable, excellent quality, yet affordable guitars.

Other players of Hagstrom guitars include Pat Smear (Foo Fighters), Taylor York (Paramore), Will Sergeant (Echo & the Bunnymen), John Hassall (The Libertines), Ginger Wildheart (The Wildhearts), and Mathias Färm (Millencolin).

Lefty musicians who use Hagstrom guitars include Pernilla Andersson (The Pernilla Andersson Band), and Charlie Bedford.

Different Types of Hagstrom Guitars

Hagstrom offers several different types of guitars and basses in right handed orientation. As with most guitar brands, not all of them are available in a lefty configuration.

Electric Guitars

  • Signature Series
  • Artist Project
  • Fantomen
  • RetroScape Series
  • Super Swede
  • Swede
  • Ultra Max
  • Ultra Swede
  • Alvar
  • Super Viking
  • Viking
  • Jazz Models

Bass Guitars

  • Super Swede Bass
  • Swede Bass
  • Viking Bass
  • RetroScape

Acoustic Guitars

  • Orsa
  • Elfdalia II
  • Mora II
  • Siljan II
  • Seafarer II

Left Handed Hagstrom Electric Guitars

So which Hagstrom guitars are available as left handed versions? Have a look below for the current range of left handed Hagstrom guitars.

Please note: Where lefty guitar images haven’t been provided on the official website, I’ve flipped the right handed image to show what the left handed version might look like.

Hagstrom Fantomen

Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars - Hagstrom Fantomen (White Gloss Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Set-Neck Mahogany with H-Expander truss rod
  • NECK JOINT: Mortise and Tenon
  • FINGERBOARD: Resinator with Pearl Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 15″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm
  • BRIDGE: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic Bridge
  • NECK PICKUP: Lundgren Design AlNiCo-2 No. 2 Humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Lundgren Design AlNiCo-5 No. 5 Humbucker
  • CONTROLS: 2 x Volume with R/C Circuit, 2 x Tone with Push/Pull Coil Split
  • TUNERS: Hagstrom 18:1 Die Cast
  • FINISH: White Gloss

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Hagstrom Super Swede

Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars - Hagstrom Super Swede (Black Gloss Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • NECK: Set-Neck Mahogany with H-Expander truss rod
  • NECK JOINT: Mortise and Tenon
  • FINGERBOARD: Resinator with Super Swede Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 15″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm
  • BRIDGE: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Stop Tailpiece and Single Brass String Blocks
  • NECK PICKUP: Hagstrom Custom 58 AlNiCo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Hagstrom Custom 58 AlNiCo
  • CONTROLS: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone, 1x Mini Toggle coil split switch
  • TUNERS: Hagstrom Design 18:1
  • FINISH: Black Gloss

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Hagstrom Super Swede F

Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars - Hagstrom Super Swede F (Cosmic Black Burst Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Solid Maple with F-Hole
  • NECK: Set-Neck Mahogany with H-Expander truss rod
  • NECK JOINT: Mortise and Tenon
  • FINGERBOARD: Resinator with Super Swede Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 15″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm
  • BRIDGE: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Stop Tailpiece and Single Brass String Blocks
  • NECK PICKUP: Hagstrom Custom 58 AlNiCo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Hagstrom Custom 58 AlNiCo
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 2x Tone, Mini Toggle coil split switch
  • TUNERS: Hagstrom Design 18:1
  • FINISH: Cosmic Black Burst

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Hagstrom Swede F

Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars - Hagstrom Swede F (Wild Cherry Transparent Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628 mm)
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Mahogany
  • NECK: Set-Neck Mahogany with H-Expander truss rod
  • NECK JOINT: Mortise and Tenon
  • FINGERBOARD: Resinator with Pearl Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 15″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm
  • BRIDGE: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Stop Tailpiece and Single Brass String Blocks
  • NECK PICKUP: Hagstrom Custom 58 AlNiCo
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Hagstrom Custom 58 AlNiCo
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 2x Tone, 3-Way Sound Filter toggle switch
  • TUNERS: Hagstrom Design 18:1
  • FINISH: Wild Cherry Transparent

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Hagstrom Ultra Swede

Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars - Hagstrom Ultra Swede (Cosmic Black Burst Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.6″ (625 mm)
  • BODY: 2-piece Basswood
  • TOP: Maple
  • NECK: Set-Neck Maple with H-Expander truss rod
  • NECK JOINT: Mortise and Tenon
  • NECK PROFILE: Slim “D”
  • FINGERBOARD: Resinator with Select Block Pearl/Abalone Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 15″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm
  • BRIDGE: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Stop Tailpiece and Single Brass String Blocks
  • NECK PICKUP: Hagstrom Custom 62
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Hagstrom Custom 62
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, Mini Toggle coil split switch
  • TUNERS: Hagstrom Design 18:1
  • FINISH: Cosmic Black Burst

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Hagstrom Alvar

Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars - Hagstrom Alvar (Swedish Frost Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628.65 mm)
  • BODY: Ply Maple
  • TOP: Contoured
  • NECK: Set-Neck Canadian Hard Maple with H-Expander truss rod
  • NECK JOINT: Mortise and Tenon
  • FINGERBOARD: Resinator with Pearloid Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 15″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm
  • BRIDGE: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piece
  • NECK PICKUP: Hagstrom HJ-50, AlNiCo-5 Humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Hagstrom HJ-50, AlNiCo-5 Humbucker
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume (R/C Circuit), 2x Tone, 3-Position Toggle
  • TUNERS: Hagstrom Design 18:1
  • FINISH: Swedish Frost

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Hagstrom Super Viking

Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars - Hagstrom Super Viking (Wild Cherry Transparent Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • BODY: Ply Maple
  • TOP: Contoured
  • NECK: Set-Neck Canadian Hard Maple with H-Expander truss rod
  • NECK JOINT: Mortise and Tenon
  • FINGERBOARD: Resinator with Pearl Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 15″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm
  • BRIDGE: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piece
  • NECK PICKUP: Custom HJ-50’C
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Custom HJ-50’C
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 2x Tone (Push/Pull for Coil Splits)
  • TUNERS: Hagstrom Design 18:1
  • FINISH: Wild Cherry Transparent

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Hagstrom Viking

Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars - Hagstrom Viking (Black Gloss Finish)
Left Handed Hagstrom Guitars - Hagstrom Viking (Wild Cherry Transparent Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • SCALE: 24.75″ (628 mm)
  • BODY: Ply Maple
  • TOP: Contoured
  • NECK: Set-Neck Canadian Hard Maple with H-Expander truss rod
  • NECK JOINT: Mortise and Tenon
  • FINGERBOARD: Resinator with Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 15″
  • FRETS: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 43 mm
  • BRIDGE: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piece
  • NECK PICKUP: Hagstrom HJ-50
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Hagstrom HJ-50
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 2x Tone
  • TUNERS: Hagstrom Design 18:1
  • FINISH: Black Gloss, Wild Cherry Transparent

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Left Handed Hagstrom Bass Guitars

Hagstrom Swede Bass

Left Handed Hagstrom Bass Guitars - Hagstrom Swede Bass (Wild Cherry Transparent Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • BODY: Mahogany
  • TOP: Mahogany
  • NECK: Set-Neck Mahogany with H-Expander truss rod
  • NECK PROFILE: Ultraslim “D”
  • FINGERBOARD: Resinator with Pearloid Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 15″
  • FRETS: 21
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 40 mm
  • BRIDGE: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Stop Tail Piece
  • NECK PICKUP: Hagstrom DynaRail AlNiCo-5 Humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Hagstrom DynaRail AlNiCo-5 Humbucker
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 2x Tone (Push/Pull Coil Split), 3-Way Sound Filter Toggle switch (center bypass), 3-Way Toggle (Pickup Selector)
  • TUNERS: Hagstrom Design 22:1
  • FINISH: Wild Cherry Transparent

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Hagstrom Viking Bass

Left Handed Hagstrom Bass Guitars - Hagstrom Viking Bass (Tobacco Sunburst Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 4
  • SCALE: 30.75″ (781 mm)
  • BODY: Ply Maple
  • TOP: Contoured
  • NECK: Set-Neck Canadian Hard Maple with H-Expander truss rod
  • FINGERBOARD: Resinator with Pearl Block Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 15″
  • FRETS: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT TYPE: Graph Tech Black Tusq XL
  • NUT WIDTH: 40 mm
  • BRIDGE: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piece
  • NECK PICKUP: Dyna Rail – Viking Bass
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Dyna Rail – Viking Bass
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 2x Tone, 6-Way Rotary Pickup Selector
  • TUNERS: Hagstrom Design 17:1
  • FINISH: Tobacco Sunburst

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Left Handed Hagstrom Acoustic Guitars

Hagstrom Siljan II Dreadnought

Left Handed Hagstrom Acoustic Guitars - Siljan II Dreadnought (Black Gloss Finish)

Specs:

  • STRINGS: 6
  • TOP: Solid Sitka Spruce
  • BACK: Mahogany
  • SIDES: Mahogany
  • NECK: Set-Neck Mahogany with Dovetail joint
  • FINGERBOARD: Resinator with Pearloid Inlays
  • FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 15″
  • FRETS: 20 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: Resinator
  • TUNERS: Hagstrom 18:1
  • FINISH: Black Gloss

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Final Thoughts

So, there you have it. Eight left handed Hagstrom electric guitars, two Lefty Hagstrom basses, and one left handed acoustic Hagstrom guitar (at the time of writing). I think that’s a pretty good selection for us lefties.

In particular, for me, I’m glad we can get a left handed Hagstrom Fantomen; they’re really cool guitars in my opinion, and I’d definitely be interested to get one in the future.

What do you think of Hagstrom guitars? Let us know in the comments below.

Photo credits: hagstromguitars.com

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