Select Guitar Brand: Hagstrom
Model: Hagstrom III
Years of Production: 1964-1972
Control Configuration: Master Volume, Master On/Off, Top, Mute, Tone, Bridge On/Off, Middle On/Off, Neck On/Off.
Pickups: 3 Hagstrom Single Coil pickups
Potentiometers: 1 x 250K Solid Shaft potentiometer
Switches: 7 x DPST Slide switches
Capacitors/Resistors: 1 x .003uf mica capacitor, 1 x .04uf mica capacitor, 1 x 12K 1/4 watt resistor
Wire: Blue and Red PVC coated stranded wire
Output Jack: Stereo Jack wired Mono
Woods: 1 Piece maple w/ rosewood fingerboard (Slightly angled strat style headstock)
Scale Length: 24-3/4”
Frets: .070” Width
Inlays: Acrylic Dot
Truss Rod: Small hex drive at heel
Logo: Gold with black outline
Nut: Fender style
Woods: Multi Piece (Unknown)
Finish: Red, Black, Blue, Natural, Trans Red, Sunburst
Bridge/Tremolo: Hagstrom Tremolo with separate adjustable bridge
Machine Heads: 6-in-line Hagstrom with Metal buttons
Jack Plate/Ferrule: Angled recessed jack ferrule
Neck Plate: 3-Hole
Screws: Oval Head slotted
Pickguard/Backplate: 2 ply
Knobs/Switch Tip: 1 x black set screw knob with metal insert
String Guide: 2 screw mount, Floyd Rose style retainer bar
Pickup Covers/Rings: Metal pickup rings
Other: Gibson Style aluminum strap buttons
6 thoughts on “Hagstrom III”
I owned a 1965 Hagstrom 3 in my ‘after high school’ rock band in 1966.It was red and it was a fabulous guitar for all the hits back then
Grandma bought me a Hagstrom III black beauty in 1966. My band “The Ants” performed Motown to Morrison – and the Hagstrom was an absolute sweetie played through a 64 Bandmaster. Thanks kindly Grandma !
In 1966, my Mother & Father bought my twin brother & I sunburst Hagstrom III’s for Christmas gifts. I got a 6-string guitar and my brother got the bass guitar. That same year, my older brother a Slingerland blue sparkle drum set. Of course, it was the Beatles that made us want to play (like thousands of kids)! In 1966, my twin brother & I started our first band, The Termites. Of course, the name was picked because of The Beatles. So many of the bands in the British invasion had followed suite with animal/insect names. I am happy to say, both my brother and I are still playing, semi-professionally. We don’t own the Hagstrom III’s anymore, but remember it with fondness. It was the greatest gift my parents could have ever given to us…the gift of music. It will last our whole lives. Thanks Mom & Dad!!!
I recently inherited a 1972 hagstrom 3 sunburst.
Big problem is that all three pick ups are dead.
Does anyone know what kind of single coil pick ups will fit with out modifying the cosmetics of this beauty?
Are you sure their dead, I have one that had some grounding issues and all of them came alive.
Maybe Stratocaster pups might work?!
I have a H III from 77 , strange because says it was mede up to 1972 ! Beatifull Sunburst ….