Den halvakustiske Hagström Viking ble presentert første gang i 1965. Gitaren kom til å bli en av Hagtröms mest kjente modeller – Elvis Presley brukte den i sitt comebackshow "NBC TV Special" fra 1968. Frem til 1979 ble det laget flere forskjellige varianter av Viking i flere tusen eksemplarer. Dagens Vikinggitarer har hul mahognikropp med gjennomgående midtstokk og F-hull, hals i canadisk lønn og 22-bånds gripebrett I Resonator Wood. 24-3/4" mensur.
Versatile tone, incredible playability, and sleek looks have powered the Hagstrom Viking to its commanding position in the in the semi-hollow body guitar world. The Super Viking continues in the Viking tradition by incorporating key features from Hagstrom’s legendary Super Swede model into a Viking platform.
An important trait inherited from its Super Swede cousin is the Super Viking’s longer, 25.5 inch (648mm) scale length. Drop tunings are a breeze with this longer scale, maintaining brilliance of attack and powerful resonance throughout the instrument as lower tonal realms are explored.
Sonic versatility is further enhanced by Hagstrom’s new, open framed H-50’C humbucker pickups designed specifically for the Super Viking. Add to this mix independent switching between humbucker and single coil mode via push/pull tone pots, and the Super Viking vastly expands your tonal horizons, creating a new range of sonic worlds to ravage.
All Super Vikings feature gorgeous flamed maple bodie with block fingerboard inlay, and are available in six luscious colors, two of which (Dandy Dandelion and Mandarin) are limited to 2015 availability.
Body: Semi-Hollow Contoured Ply Flamed Maple
Neck: Canadian Hard Maple, set neck
Fingerboard: Resinator™ Fretboard with Hagstrom 6mm Dot Position Marks
Fretboard Radius: 14"
Tuning Keys: Hagstrom 18:1 Die Cast
Scale Length: 25,5“ / 648 mm / Graph Tech™ Black Tusq XL 43mm nut
Pickups: 2 x Hagstrom HJ-50'C
Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle 3-Way Toggle Switch
Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic w/ Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piece
Controls: 2 x Volume 2 x Tone Push/Pull Tone Knobs (Independant Coil Splits)Hagstrom Swede-Tone RC Circuit
String Gauge (Factory): D'Addario EXP110 (10-46)
Hagstrom Case: C-55 (Optional)
Hag-Bag: E-25 (Optional)