All user reviews for the Hagstrom Viking Deluxe - Cherry Sunburst
tjon901's review "Classic Swedish Semi-hollow"
The composite fretboard is a dream to play on. Ebony is my favorite wood for fretboards because of its smoothness and this composite resonator fretboard is just as smooth. It has Hagstroms proprietary truss rod design which allows the neck to be very thin. This makes the guitar very easy to play but the neck remains stable. The neck is thin and flat. You will forget you are playing a big 335 style semi-hollow guitar. It feels like an 80s shredder when you are playing. The flat fretboard allows you to get the action as low as you dare and you can bend notes forever. This is a great combination of old style looks and modern playability.
The unique floating bridge helps the sound a lot. Since all the wood on the guitar is maple you would expect it to sound very bright. The floating tail piece helps level out the brightness and get you a nice darker jazzy sound from the guitar. The medium output pickups help get a vintage vibe from the sound also. You can still get some twang from the guitar but it is cool and muted. With high gain it can sound a little thin due to it being a semi-hollow. It will kinda make you sound like Ted Nudgent.
If you are on a budget and are looking for a Gibson style semi-hollow guitar this may be for you. The sound is muted and jazzy so it wont bite your head off. Hagstroms are not played by everyone either so you will stand out in the crowd. Not every good guitar is made in America. The Swedes know how to build a guitar too. This guitar is a great combination of old school looks and sound with great modern playability. Plus it plays way better than a 335. It has a very modern feeling neck and a smooth fretboard. The Gibson players may get jealous. If you are looking for a Semi-hollow that is something different than your typical 335 this is a good option.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Doctor Feelgood's review (This content has been automatically translated from French) " A future legend?"
The handle is simply a joy to play. The mechanical hold great agreement and the overall finish of the guitar is flawless.
The microphones used by hagstrom here are quite incredible. It can go vraiement in all registers. The sound is warm, round, jazzy or bluesy following amplification ... short of happiness.
I think this guitar in the coming years will not be considered far from what is best in hollow body. Really excellent.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
saturax08's review (This content has been automatically translated from French) " Very nice guitar!"
It has to be inside of the same ilk. The pickups are particularly surprising.
Channel super easy to play that is characteristic of a whole range Hagstrom.
The sound is very warm and clear. Large round and very present bass. It is very versatile for blues, rock and I think it also adapts to jazz.
Very good sustain notes.
Go for it. Like any Viking range is really cheap and excellent. Largely on the level of other brands made in United States.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
janouch's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
- Woodworking and finish quality.
- Hagstrom exclusive touch of a composite efficiency and formidable musicianship.
Channel super easy to play, a pure joy ...
The guitar is light.
For blues, British pop, jazz, is ideal. It is very close if not on a par with a Gibson 335
keeping notes and heat of sound are outstanding!
I use it on a Vox amp tube and is tailored to the style of music that I play Blues rock.
I was looking for a semi-hollow humbucker sound type Gibson and I found it at a lower cost.
Its crunch and clear is "royal" as suggested by the lily at the head of the handle.
I use it for a month and am still as surprised by the quality of this guitar.
I also have a fender telecaster 52 reissue and the two complement each other as radically different.
At the price this guitar tends to bury Gibson that produces half-boxes much, much too expensive but are not warranted.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful