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1965 Hagstrom III No Longer Available

April 12, 2013
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Comments Here’s a 1965 Hagstrom III — marketed in the US as the F-300 Futura. These instruments were known for their thin yet wide necks – very “fast”.

Hagstrom originally marketed German accordions, and in 1958 started building electric guitars.

The Hagstrom III was built from 1964 to 1976. However, by 1984, they could not compete with Asian imports and ceased production of guitars and went back to accordions.

This example is in good condition and good playing shape, and is fun to play!

Serial Number 754124, built during 1965 in Avalden, Sweden.
Pricing $699.99 CAD with original fibre case.
Neck Maple neck with unbound rosewood fingerboard.
Frets Original frets with some wear.
Body Alder or ash body, shape influenced by both the Stratocaster and the SG, but quite thin.
Finish Gloss sunburst finish in good condition.
Hardware/electronics Van Ghent tuners, vibrato tailpiece, European adjustable bridge, original electronics with lots of switches!
Playability/Action Plays well, could use a bit of a setup.
Case Original fibre case included.

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