The bridge is an improved version of the 50's style with a lower lip that's nicely rounded for comfort, plus an abbreviated bridge cover that makes palm damping of the strings more comfortable without covering the pickup.
The circuit also features a treble bleed circuit to keep your tone consistent when lowering the volume.
It features a single volume control, dual pickups, and controls for L (neck pickup on/off), H (bridge pickup on/off), Tone (bright switch), and Mute.
Other features include a birch body and bolt-on neck with rosewood fretboard, Fender-style headstock and dot position markers, Van Ghent machine heads, and a unique but very useable Hagstrom-made tremolo bridge.
Its deep with slight shoulders but nothing like the '57 neck with the sharp V.
Body is era correct with 3 individual single coil routes with a worm track in the bridge position.
This one has none of those ailments and is in very tidy condition. 1960s Hagstrom I, (front detail-top), (back), (headstock), (controls), (case).
Hagstrom made their name as an accordion maker but in the late 50's started producing some cool guitars and basses in their Swedish factory.
As with most cherry stains Gibson uses this one bled into the binding as you can see in the pics above.: If you're not familiar with my site, it's simple, and you'll love it or hate it: (1) This page has gear that has recently arrived; (2) Links at the bottom of this page take you to most of our gear, logically arranged by manufacturer or type, e.g. (3) Lastly, my contains a lot of gear that hasn't made it back to the proper pages yet and is sort of in limbo until I move it.It's not a fancy site but it remains unchanged since '98 so I figure, "if it ain't broke - don't fix it." All guitars and other gear have pictures.This Hagstrom I, also called an F-200 on models branded "Kent" is a unique piece that plays exceptionally well and has a cool tone.Made in the 1960's, the wooden body has a vinyl covering with a raised Plexiglas top and large raised-even-more plastic pickguard.