HAGSTROM VIKING BASS GUITAR
o Tobacco Sunburst finish
o Semi-Hollow Mahogany Body
o Contoured Laminated Maple Top
o Set Canadian Hard Maple Neck
o Resinator Fingerboard
o H-Expander Truss Rod
o 15” Radius
o 30.75” Scale
o Graph Tech Tusq XL Nut (40mm)
o Hagstrom Dyna Rail Humbuckers
o Hagstrom Trapeze Tailpiece
o Hagstrom Long Travel Tune-O-Matic Bridge
o Hagstrom Hard Case
Originally introduced to the world as the Concord bass in 1965, Hagstrom’s Viking® bass injects some carefully chosen vigor into an all-time classic design. This meticulously crafted semi-hollow bass features an easy playing short 781mm (30.75″) scale and a pair of Hagstrom’s custom-voiced Dyna-Rail humbucking pickups.
A brilliantly designed 6-way rotary switch allows switching between various humbucking and single-coil configurations for a dazzling array of tonal options. From 60’s Brit-rock to modern day low-end goodness, the Viking® bass delivers ear-candy galore. Re-enter the Viking! The Hagstrom Viking® Bass is one of the finest semi-hollow bass guitars available today. It’s low price makes this even more remarkable.
Hagstrom’s iconic headstock is unmistakable as their reputation for building superb musical instruments. Renowned for their excquisite finishes, playing comfort and tonal versatility, Hagstrom’s are built to be played and after our PRO-SCM setup we’re sure that you won’t want to put yours down.
Design innovations such as the aerospace engineered H-Expander™ truss rod, Resinator™ fingerboard, custom wound pickups and unique hardware are all hallmarks of these world class instruments.
SET NECK PERFECTION
Hagstrom’s set-neck recipe is the classic Mortise and Tenon joint, the time-tested design that efficiently transfers string energy from neck to body, a design usually only found on more expensive custom-built instruments. One of a team of experienced and dedicated craftsmen hand carves every neck joint, ensuring perfect execution of that this traditional technique – preferred by luthiers for generations – is perfectly executed.
The Viking Standard features Hagstrom’s patented H-Expander Truss Rod. Providing tension at either end and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet lightweight alloy truss rod allows for a very low action and thin neck, two factors that were instrumental in earning Hagstrom its reputation as the world’s fastest playing guitar.
CUSTOM WOUND DYNA RAIL BASS PICKUPS
A pair of custom wound Dyna Rail Viking® Bass Humbuckers rich in Hagstrom DNA drive the Viking Bass’s® rich tonal palette to deliver an amazing range of versatile and useable tones. Both pickups have dedicated volume and Tone controls and are controlled by a six-way rotary switch.
THE PLAYER’S FRETBOARD
Resinator™ wood is a wood composite material that is both more uniform in density and more stable than any standard wood product, effectively eliminating dead spots or “wolf tones” that sometimes marr the performance of conventional wood fingerboards. Resinator™ wood is described by many as possessing an articulate sound similar to high quality ebony with a stable and clear tone and higher overtones and harmonics which uniquely detail each note. Like their H-Expander™ truss rod, Resinator™ wood is a major contributor to the distinctive “Hagstrom tone”. Resinator™ is also easy to maintain and responds well to polishing.
The classic Viking trapeze tailpiece design is a work of art in itself. Underneath the top of the trapeze, where the two beautifully swept beams meet, is a string claw that provides easy access and super comfortable string changes. Adorned with the legendary Hagstrom crest it truly is elegance defined.
The Headstock and tuning buttons were designed by Legendary American Guitar designer and builder Jimmy D’Aquisto. Hagstrom’s exclusive 17:1 gear ratio machine heads offer effortless and accurate tuning as well as tremendous stability.
The self-lubricating Graphite Composite Nut further ensures increased sustain and vibration through improved transfer of energy to the neck.
CUSTOM QUALITY FINISHES
The Hagstrom Viking semi-hollow Bass guitar features a timeless Tobacco Sunburst High Gloss high-grade polyester lacquer finish. Polyester Lacquer is much harder, smoother and denser while also producing much better sonic performance than the polyurethane finishes used by other guitar companies.
HAGSTROM VIKING BASS FEATURES
o Body:Semi-Hollow mahogany body
o Top: Contoured Laminated Maple
o Neck: Mortise and Tenon Set Canadian Hard Maple
o Fingerboard: Resinator™ composite fretboard
o Inlays: Hagstrom Deluxe Pearl Block Inlays
o Truss rod: H-Expander truss rod
o Tuning keys: Hagstrom D’Aquisto designed 17:1 die cast tuners
o Nut: Self-lubricating GraphTech Black Tusq XL graphite composite
o Nut Width: 40 mm
o Fretboard Radius: 15″
o Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
o Scale length: 30.75″ (781 mm)
o Pickups: 2 x Custom Wound Dyna Rail Viking® Bass Humbuckers
o Pickup Selector: 6-Way Rotary
1 – Neck + Bridge, Single coil (Outer coils)
2 – Bridge, Single Coil (Outer Coil)
3 – Neck, Single Coil (Outer Coil)
4 – Neck + Bridge, Humbucking
5 – Bridge, Humbucking
6 – Neck, Humbucking
o Pickup Selector: 6-way Selector Switch
o Controls: 2 x Volume, 2 x Tone
o Bridge: Hagstrom long travel Tune-O-Matic
o Tailpiece: Hagstrom Trapeze
o Hardware: Chrome
o Strings: D’Addario EXP (.045″ – .095″)
o Case: Included