Hagstrom Viking
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Hagstrom Viking
Tybostrat 10/11/2011

Hagstrom Viking : Tybostrat's user review

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Chinese-made
Channel rather late
Key in "composite"
Two Humbuckers
Guitar type Es-335

UTILIZATION

The handle is "special" in the first use, relatively late for this type of guitar, I think it has the defect of being too polished. The composite material acting as a button can be prohibitive at first, but honestly it can be done very quickly. The key is flat

The downside to this guitar, it is the knobs. I rarely see as little sensitive knobs, especially the control of tonality, and it is slightly annoying. There are no variations between 2 and 10, it is extremely unfortunate, but I think it can be set at a luthier.

The guitar is light, easy to use, access to acute is quite simple.

Another bad point, but not of fundamental importance: the appearance of knock the shield (but when I say fake, it's really fake!) And also of mechanical anchors. This is unfortunate, because the overall finish is very good for this price, special mention to the gills and binding very well finished.

SOUNDS

Sounds: his strong point.

It is very good jazz, old school rock and more modern Péchu or laid-back, in the blues of course.

Easily obtained a typical sound-boxes of halves of reference, ie a sound that is soft and slamming, an output level strong enough, a clean velvety crunch biting one. In overdrive on the bridge is falling. It's worth it to be connected to a tube amp.
Personally, I plugged into a Blues Junior Ltd Tweed, and it does its job very well.

OVERALL OPINION

Overall it's a guitar worthy of interest. It does not easily tamed, but it's worth the effort. The sounds are very very good, and that is why I find it extremely damaging to the fact that the knobs are rotten. If they were not, this guitar is simply a pure jewelry.

On occasion, it's cheap, then skip it!