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The Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar covers all genres from blues/rock to jazz/fusion and back again. With an arched semi-hollow maple body, its looks are as sweet as its tone. 2 Hagstr... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar covers all genres from blues/rock to jazz/fusion and back again. With an arched semi-hollow maple body, its looks are as sweet as its tone. 2 Hagstrom humbuckers, combined with the resonant, semi-hollow body, provide plenty of power. And no Hagstrom is complete without their famous, fast-playing neck. The Viking has the patented H-Expander truss rod which provides tension at either end and runs the entire length of the neck. The rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for very low action and a thin set maple neck.

Another Hagstrom exclusive, the resinator fretboard is an extraordinary, homogeneous wood composite that maintains a strong fundamental harmonic and eliminates wolf tones. It offers the articulate sound of high-quality ebony but with more consistency and durability. Silky smooth, reliable, and fast.

The self-lubricating graphite composite nut is much harder than bone or plastic resulting in more string vibration through the neck. Tuning is also improved and string binding is eliminated by self-lubrication.

A long travel Tune-o-matic-style bridge and trapeze tailpiece further increase tone, sustain, and intonation quality. 18:1 gear ratio machine heads ensure fully accurate tuning.

The Viking's high-grade polyester finish is hard, smooth, and more dense than polyurethane, so its guaranteed to look great and provide excellent protection and sonic performance. Case sold separately.

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Features
  • Arched semi-hollow maple body
  • North American hard maple set neck
  • Resinator fretboard
  • Hagstrom pearl dot position marks
  • H-Expander truss rod
  • Hagstrom 18:1 die-cast tuners
  • 24.75" scale
  • 2 Hagstrom HJ-50 humbuckers
  • 3-way toggle pickup selector
  • Long-travel Tune-o-matic-style
  • Hagstrom trapeze tailpiece
  • 2 volume and 2 tone controls
  • Case sold separately
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HagstromViking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 34 reviews)

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    (27)

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    (4)

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    (0)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hagstrom

This is an excellent guitar. I currently own a Les Paul and strat, but as a jazz musician, a hollow body was naturally the next step in my collection. However, I decided...Read complete review

This is an excellent guitar. I currently own a Les Paul and strat, but as a jazz musician, a hollow body was naturally the next step in my collection. However, I decided against a full hollow body and went with the viking semi hollow body instead, and I'm very satisfied with my decision. When I first played it, I was surprised by it's versatility; it handles everything from jazz to rock and can more than cope with distortion. With a Hagstrom, you definitely get a great value in relation to the comparable 335, which done by epiphone is just not quite enough guitar and done by gibson is more than most would like to spend on a semi hollow body. In all, the viking is an amazing guitar independent of the price, which quite reasonable. I didn't have the luxury of reading a review before ordering, but my gamble paayed off, and hopefully this will help future Hagstrom-owner hopefuls.

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Fretboard cracking

I ordered one of these and returned it due to cracking around the position markers above the 12th fret. I ordered another one and the second was worse than the first. Crack straight down...Read complete review

I ordered one of these and returned it due to cracking around the position markers above the 12th fret. I ordered another one and the second was worse than the first. Crack straight down the middle of the fretboard. I had played the first one I received and, for the money, appreciated this instrument in every respect. Bummer.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

yes, I would buy it again

By Hunter dan

from maryland

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    great guitar, had to gently file the edges of frets. They had an edge, no bad but needed a little filing. happy with sound I use # 11's with wound G. I always have liked the wound G. If you want to buy the Hagstrum case: as they say in New York, ""FORGET ABOUT IT!"" I ordered mine in January and every 30 days they told me they were back ordered. after 5 months of this delay. I cancelled my case order and bought an off brand which worked out fine after I lowered the neck supports in the case. The bridge is fine but the tail piece is about 1/4 inch off from the line up of bridge?? it may need to be lowered so the strings have a straight line from tail pc. up over the bridge and up the neck. So far no strings have jumped off the bridge because of the angle. If so, I will need to lower it. I do enjoy this guitar but like anything else when you pay decent money for something you'd expect not to have to adjust it much. guitar neck is fine and so is everything else about it.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar excellent!

    By muktie 23

    from High point NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I have owned many guitars over the years and i put the hj500 jimmy and the hagstrom viking at the top. i would put the jimmy against a gibson 175 and at half the price. This guy who said all kinds of bad stuff knows not what he is talking about, he said he changed pickups and nut but the nut he said he put in is the nut it came with, i think maybe we have a troll on our hands.. Hagstrom are put together in china just like epiphone fender chapman ibanez? and many others but hagstrom had a lot of the original machines some from the 60's sent over there and they buy there wood from north america if you want a great guitar hagstrom is one of the top.ps the tone from the jimmy is very simmiler to a gretsch gibson mix it has a cross tone very nice guitar.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      resinator fretboard?

      By Kevin Fenster

      from Portland, OR

      Comments about Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I ordered my first Viking and it arrived with cracks down the middle of the fretboard around the position markers above the 14th fret. I returned this one hoping for a clean fretboard but the second one arrived with a crack down the middle of the fretboard above the 14th fret. The rest of the body and finish of this guitar was beautiful and the first one I received I actually played and loved it. I may wait and try my luck again because I'd really love to own one of these guitars.

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Fretboard cracking

      By Kevin Fenster

      from Portland, OR

      Comments about Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      I ordered one of these and returned it due to cracking around the position markers above the 12th fret. I ordered another one and the second was worse than the first. Crack straight down the middle of the fretboard. I had played the first one I received and, for the money, appreciated this instrument in every respect. Bummer.

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome

      By montanaman

      from Bozeman, MT

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is awesome, after scouring the internet for a month or so i finally decided on this guitar, and even ended up buying one without trying it, and I couldn't be happier. I didn't even plug it in the first couple days because it sounded so good.

        I had heard that its tone was really nice (and it was) but that its craftsmanship may be less than stellar but after a fairly thorough inspection i could find no flaws, except for the odd piece of packaging that fell out of the F holes.

        Excellent guitar!

        (11 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not For Me

        By Mike Binder

        from NJ

        Comments about Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        I ended up returning this guitar. Not because there was anything really wrong with it, but more from a matter of taste. Several reviews indicate this was a good all around guitar. It has a very clean sound and is probably well suited for jazz and BB King style blues, but IMHO it leaves a bit to be desired in the rock arena. There's a little punch in the bridge pickup, but unfortunately next to none in the middle position. This is probably because the neck pickup was very bass-y, even with the tone knob dialed to the full treble position. I doubt I would have ever used the neck pickup in its solo position.

        Also the neck is quite thin. It might be fine if you have long slender fingers, but it's a bit cramped for my stubby, little hands. I found it difficult to finger certain chords without touching adjacent strings. For ex., in trying to play an A7 chord in the open position, I found that unless I placed my fingers very carefully, I would end up inadvertently muting the open G string (and losing the 7th sound). And who has time for "carefull" placement of their fingers when playing a song in time.

        Musicians Friend was very good about taking it back with the 45-day evaluation period (I actually only kept it for two weeks). However, be forewarned that the freight costs to return it are your responsibility. I only mention this because it cost me over $60 to ship it back via UPS.
        The guitar comes with nothing except an allen wrench. I assume the allen wrench is for the truss rod, but I never attempted to access it, and there were no instructions.

        There is no case or gig bag included.
        The finish on this was excellent for a guitar of this price. Frets were a little rough along the side of the fretboard. Not that big a deal, but it's why I gave it a 9 rather than a 10 in quality.
        I don't have a lot to compare it against, but it seems to be worth the price.

        (14 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Viking

        By Vintageman

        from Dallas, TX

        Comments about Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        Having previously owned this guitar I would say that for a beginner to immediate guitarist looking to expand his/her collection or looking for something that can open up your tonal range to blues and classic rock. This would be the perfect guitar for you. If you are a professional looking for a project guitar this would also be a good choice. I do not recommend this guitar over any of the hollow/semi-hollows offered by PRS, Gibson, Taylor, and Godin. Hopefully I offered a realistic point of view for potential buyers. This is a great guitar but having a 335, JA-15, Multiac Jazz, and SC245. I modded my Hag with piezo from graph tech, gibson p/u's, schertler tuners, new wiring and jacks, tusq. nut upgrade and made this thing sound like a beast but at the end of the day I spent 3 times as much upgrading it than I did paying for it and I was still a little let down when it was all said and done.
        The viking has a pretty standard layout of two tone and volume knobs with a three way switch. These semi hollows are not expected to have more options accept the occasional piezo or synth options (godin, carvin, prs to name a few). I can't subtract points for Hagstrom hitting the mark in this department. This is a vintage designed guitar so extra features are not asked of it. You do however get what you pay for with the tuners, nut, bridge...etc. Less expensive guitars may sound ok but at the end of the day you have to spend 400 or more just to even try and compare it to a higher end semi hollowbody.
        Most people will think I am crazy for rating this a 6 but after reading the other reviewers compare this guitar to PRS and Gibson I must strongly disagree that this guitar does not come close. You have to consider a lot more when reviewing a guitar. Wood types, builder quality, components, and finally out of box conditions. By reading these reviews people are complaining about getting it set up or crooked parts or input jacks falling off. I dare somebody to tell me PRS does not do a significantly better job with out of box condition. So my quality is low because I am comparing the Viking to a PRS/Gibson and not an Epiphone or other more equivalent company.
        Value I would say is right where it should be. This is a less expensive guitar offering decent tone and workmanship. However, there is no excuse to have consistent complaints of out of box condition, therefore I can not give a perfect rating. It is priced just right for what it is worth; unlike Gibson studios which are way over priced as well as Fender American series guitars.

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Impressive Semi-Hollow Body/ Reasonably Priced

        By Richard Barberi

        from New Jersey

        Comments about Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        Overall this is an impressive guitar. Well build, high quality, great sound, very reasonably priced and looks awesome. If you're in the market for a semi-hollow body... this may be just what you're looking for.
        Not a ton of features... That being said, this isn't a guitar that was built to have a lot features to begin with. Volume knobs, toggle switch for pickups, and tone knobs... about as straight forward as you can get. However, the tone knobs and toggle switch do allow for a lot of tonal possibilities.
        When you pick up this guitar and start playing it you can immediately tell it is a quality instrument. The tuners are very solid and stay in tune nicely, the fingerboard feels great, and the paint job is awesome. Also, the pickups sound great. I run the guitar thru a boss me-30 effects pedal and a small crate amp- nothing spectacular, but I can still get a really nice sound out of this guitar. I've played a number of guitars that simply "feel" cheap... not this guitar. I was somewhat skeptical about it being made in china, but after playing it I have only one complaint...The input jack came loose the first time I played it... very easy fix tho.
        Compared to many other semi-hollow bodies out there... this one is a great value. Less than $1000 and very well made.

        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hagstrom Viking, the best all arounder

        By Trisha Dall

        from Florida, USA

        Comments about Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        Hagstrom cant be beat for value, tones, quality construction and the BEST neck truss system in the entire guitar world!!!!!
        I have been playing a Hagstrom Viking for 7 years now. The tones are amazing, solo on the neck pickup and the tone is rich and mellow with nice deep lows and creamy mids, highs pop thru as well, the bridge pickup is great for metal and rock and clean clear jazz as well.....the body is comfortable and easy on the neck, the balance is slightly towards the neck but still not tooo neck heavy. An all around performer and keeper. I have two now and will be getting another, cant beat Hagstroms necks and playing action, I have a 1971 Swede and the neck is set super close and no buzzes and this is from a 40 year old guitar. Buy a Hagstrom...any of them ....you cant go wrong.
        Finish quality is very high, no blemishes at all, smooth clear and gloss that is easy to clean sweat from later
        Best bang for the buck, I have 6 Hagstroms...XL2, XL5, Swede, Viking, Jazz Model.....I will keep buying them

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        hubba hubba hubba

        By Darkgable

        from Detroit, Mi

        Comments about Hagstrom Viking Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        when I was a kid I grew up listening to the blues and BB King was my hero ( still is) and this guitar makes me think of him. I played others and this one just makes my heart beat a bit faster, it's love all over again. even with a not so great amp this baby makes me sound good. the feel is unreal in my hands and the tones just makes me want to keep playing. I even did a few rock songs and this baby kept up with every beat just like she was made to boogie. So go and try others but you will love this one...

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