Den halvakustiska Hagström Viking presenterades för första gången 1965. Gitarren kom att bli en av Hagströms mest kända modeller – Elvis Presley använde en i sin comebackshow ”NBC TV Special” från 1968. Fram till 1979 tillverkades olika varianter av Viking i flera tusen exemplar. Dagens Viking-gitarrer har ihålig lönnkropp med genomgående stock och F-hål, hals i kandadensisk lönn och 22-bands greppbräda i Resinator Wood, om inget annat anges.
Within Norse Mythology of millennia far past, the warrior-elf god “Alvar” was a distinguished mighty warrior. As legend tells us, Alvar held a storm of emotion within his calm exterior, and was the perfect role model as a true best friend that could always be relied upon.
A true best friend and fellow fighting companion. This semi-hollow bodied instrument in its “petite” body size, will be a perfect match for players searching for a semi-hollow in a smaller compact form. While it shares so many elements of its larger bodied sibling, the Alvar is a reigning force despite its diminutive proportions and elements.
As Alvar was also known for having a calm and cool side of his personality, this 6-stringed wonder has the ability to easily “dial down” for cool and calmer moments. If battle insists and a raging fight pursues, he takes up his battle axe and delivers some of the tightest and controlled death blows of mayhem. Sturdy, focused and resistant to feedback at high volumes and excessive gain, this guitar reacts and steps up to the task required. It is surprisingly capable of delivering an onslaught of destruction taking players by pleasant surprise, with all of the power and might that this little beast can dish out.
It’s sleek and slim multi-ply maple body and set maple neck, are key to delivering its sharp attack and long sustain. The dually equipped Hagstrom HJ-50 humbucking pickups transform this cool cat into a raging beast at the flick of a switch. Our custom equipped RC-Circuit on each independent volume pot helps to keep the Alvar calm and subdued, while turning up the dials summon forth the elf-warlord.
Players that have already become acquainted with Alvar have been shocked at is exceptional feel and flexible tonal control, despite its meager size. The Alvar demonstrates its ability to flip from wholesome clean, to full staunch aggression in a heartbeat.
- Double Cutaway Semi-Hollow Body
- Maple Ply– Custom Contoured Maple Top
- Multi-Ply Binding
- Set Maple Neck – Slim “D” Profile
- H-Expander™ Truss Rod
- Multi-Ply Binding
- Resinator™ Fingerboard / 24.75” (628.65mm) Scale Length
- Pearloid Block Inlays
- 22 Medium Jumbo Frets / 15” Radius
- GraphTech Black Tusq Nut / 43mm Nut Width
- 2x HJ-50 AlNiCo-5 Humbucker, Chrome Plated Cover
- 3-Way Toggle Switch Pickup Selector
- 2 x Volume Control with R/C Circuit
- 2 x Tone Control
- Long Travel Tune-O-Matic Bridge
- Hagstrom Trapeze Tailpiece
- Hagstrom 18:1 Diecast Tuners