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How can I find the year that my Hagstrom Swede was made

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by G3r_man, Mar 5, 2013.


  1. G3r_man

    G3r_man

    Mar 5, 2013
    Athens, Ohio
    When I asked the guy at the shop that I bought my Swede from when it was made, he said anywhere from '63-'76. To this day I have no idea how to find the date when hagstom guitars were made, in the past I've just said it's a 1968 Swede. The serial number is 53-914033
     

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  2. emf818

    emf818 Guest

    Dec 27, 2012
    For a second i thought you where asking how should you take your bass on a date. But in all seriousness [DEL]most basses you can figure out the year from the serial but i don't know if that's set in stone for Hagstrom.[/DEL]

    EDIT: Apparently not
     
  3. G3r_man

    G3r_man

    Mar 5, 2013
    Athens, Ohio
    Lol I should have named this thread something else
     
  4. emf818

    emf818 Guest

    Dec 27, 2012
    I have gone under investigation and it's defiantly from the 60's i think but i can't get an official date. I know the first three numbers are the batch number so yours was batch 914 and this website says batch 919 was 1962. So it could be an early 60s.
     
  5. G3r_man

    G3r_man

    Mar 5, 2013
    Athens, Ohio
    I thought the 53 prefix was added later, in the early '70s, but I'm not sure
     
  6. G3r_man

    G3r_man

    Mar 5, 2013
    Athens, Ohio
    I just checked, the "53" wasn't added until 1973
     
  7. emf818

    emf818 Guest

    Dec 27, 2012
    Hmm this is getting tricky. Someone on an site has a bass with the same 53 in the serial and it's from 1977 so i guess it is 1970's my bad. Plus it has to be like mid 70's.
     
  8. G3r_man

    G3r_man

    Mar 5, 2013
    Athens, Ohio
    Yeah at this point I'm guessing it's anywhere from '75-'77
     
  9. Fly Guitars

    Fly Guitars

    Dec 29, 2008
    Batch 914 is from 1974 according to the hagstrom book. a batch of 180 Swedes
     

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