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1960s Hagstrom Viking V1 Vintage Hollowbody Cherry Red w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1967 Hagstrom Viking V1 in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. Produced from 1965-72, this Swedish semi-hollow model has been played by artists including Frank Zappa, Pat Smear, and Elvis, who famously played the upscale V2 iteration during his televised 1968 Comeback Special.

Tonewoods include a maple body, maple neck, and bound rosewood fingerboard, and this guitar is featherweight at 6lbs 2oz. The original “Super-Sensitive” single coil pickups have a percussive cut, overarching balance and nice midrange bump that yields a distinctive presence and authority in a mix. The neck pickup has a full, throaty zing, and the bridge pickup delivers snap and sweet growl. This Viking has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Very slender U, round shoulders, measuring .745” 1st fret, .795” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, 22-fret, dot inlay
-Frets: Slender, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 24 1/2”
-Nut: 1 9/16”, replacement
-Tuners: Nickel-plated
-Serialization: Embossed on neck plate

Body Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Pickups: "Super-Sensitive" single coil x2
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Trapeze tailpiece with Hagstrom lion insert, six-saddle bridge
-Plastics: Reflector cap knobs

The gloss Cherry Red finish exhibits one line of vertical finish checking central to the back and a few additional minor scuffs and marks on the body as a whole. There is one shallow, thumbnail-sized finish chip on the neck carve behind fret 1, with sparingly little additional wear on the gloss.

The original form-fit black tolex hardshell case with gold plush interior is included.