Hagstrom

Description

The Hagstrom ’67 Viking II is a slim hollowbody that looks familiar and futuristic at the same time. The original only had a 14-year run, ending in 1974, making this reissue especially welcome. With its bound F-holes, flame maple body and trapeze tailpiece, the Viking II has a funky swagger; it's versatile, too—the H-52 mini humbuckers coil split, providing a smorgasbord of sounds that will fit into any format. Available now at Guitar Center, discover why the Viking II might be right for you.

Hagstrom ’67 Viking II Main Features

  • 5-ply Canadian flame maple body
  • 24.6" scale maple neck with 22-fret, 15" radius Resinator fretboard
  • Dual Hagstrom H-52 alnico V mini humbuckers with 3-way toggle switch and coil split
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with trapeze tailpiece, 18:1 die-cast tuners

Tonewoods, Fit and Finish

The Viking II has a svelte body made from flamed Canadian maple. You can safely call it "sweet"—the same type of tree is used to make maple syrup. The gloss finish highlights the beauty of this guitar.

Viking II Neck Construction

If you're a fan of fast action, you'll be happy with this Hagstrom. The truss rod is made from a rigid, yet lightweight alloy, so the maple neck is both thin and strong. The fretboard is Resinator, a composite that's uniform in density and more stable than standard woods. It eliminates "dead spots," so each string has maximum sustain.

Signature Electronics

The H-52 mini humbuckers have smaller coils than a traditional ’bucker. The result is a tighter, brighter tone. Alnico V magnets let you push the H-52s harder for higher-output sounds. If single coils are your thing, each pickup can be split for stinging leads or Hendrix-style rhythms. Subtle adjustments of the individual volume and tone controls yield a wide variety of workable tones.

Precision Hagstrom Hardware

The tune-o-matic bridge sits on a wood block, letting the strings' vibrations transfer more effectively to the body. Each string has a long-throw saddle, making intonation easier. A trapeze tailpiece and 18:1 ratio die-cast tuner complete the package. All of the hardware on the ’67 Viking II gleams with a gold finish.

Other high-quality specifications include pearloid block inlays, a Graph Tech black Tusq XL nut and medium jumbo frets. A hardshell case or gig bag is available separately.
Features
  • 5-ply Canadian Flame Maple construction
  • Bound f-holes
  • Canadian Hard Maple bolt-on neck
  • Resinator fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
  • Two Hagstrom H-52 AlNiCo 5
  • Gold mini humbucker pickups with coil split
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge with Hagstrom trapeeze
Specifications
Body
  • Body Type: Double Cutaway Hollow Body
  • Body wood: Maple
Neck
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24.6"
  • Truss rod: Standard
Fingerboard
  • Radius: 15"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid Block
  • Nut width/material: 1.69"/GraphTech
Electronics
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual tone, Individual volume, Individual tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Tailpiece: Trapeze
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast
  • Color: Gold
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Orientation: Right-handed

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