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so i was looking at the hagstrome swede (hear its an amazing guitar.... now doestn that CE sticker look identical to the ones epiphone uses???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

 

coincedence or is hagstrom made with who ever really makes epiphones?

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The CE sticker references "Consultants Europe", which is an organisation that issues standards certification for safety. Electronics products will usually have a CE sticker on them somewhere, which means they have been tested and certified to be safe for sale to and operation by regular consumers. Basically, it means that the product in question won't kill you if you use it they way it is suppossed to be used. It has nothing to do with the brand-name.

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500 bucks for the lefty on MF.... its REALLY tempting...they arent plywood and the reviews i have read have been great..... BUT>.....WE ALL KNOW HOW REVIEWS ARE!!!!! ive seen 200 dollar guitars RAVED up and down how great they are... i hate the term Bang For The Buck.... it has so many vague meanings and ETC.. our spare car is my wifes old 96 TL (she got a new one recently) and is still gonna last longer and be better than any new :bang for the buck: cars...lol.... how about--- this is a GREAT guitar BUT...etc.....type things...

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Yikes, when did they resurrect the Hagstrom name?

 

Cheap copies for sure.

 

I have an original Hagstrom Swede, too bad they will now tarnish the name with these cheap repros.

 

Sorry to say that, but I just bought a reissue Hagstrom Swede...and they are not cheap copy of the original. I had a Swede in the 80's, and that's why I bought that reissued one, and with what I can see, the reissue is a lot better than the original I had. Ok, it's made in China, but our Epi are mainly built in China and we can't complain. The Swede I have is really a very good and nice guitar with a lot more quality I was expecting. ( I was thinking a bit like you at first ) The only complaint is it's weight...It must weight 11 or 12 pounds...like in the old days...Lolll

I paid around $500 with that nice beige case. Everything reflects quality in those new Hagstrom... Have a look in the Harmony Central reviews... I know about reviews...but still....

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Sorry to say that' date=' but I just bought a reissue Hagstrom Swede...and they are not cheap copy of the original. I had a Swede in the 80's, and that's why I bought that reissued one, and with what I can see, the reissue is a lot better than the original I had. Ok, it's made in China, but our Epi are mainly built in China and we can't complain. The Swede I have is really a very good and nice guitar with a lot more quality I was expecting. ( I was thinking a bit like you at first ) The only complaint is it's weight...It must weight 11 or 12 pounds...like in the old days...Lolll

I paid around $500 with that nice beige case. Everything reflects quality in those new Hagstrom... Have a look in the Harmony Central reviews... I know about reviews...but still....[/quote']I've not seen em, but there's little doubt for me as to what they are, Chinese low price copies, no different than an Epi from China basically. They certainly won't have the good mahogany that the original Swede's were made of. I'll keep my original.

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It certainly don't worth to change your Old Swede for a reissued one Marxbros, but it would be unfare to call it a cheap copy...You should have a look on one...you'll be surprise.

It will never worth the price of an original Swedish one, but it doesn't make them bad instrument. BTW, the body is in Mahogany as is the set neck....

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It certainly don't worth to change your Old Swede for a reissued one Marxbros' date=' but it would be unfare to call it a cheap copy...You should have a look on one...you'll be surprise.

It will never worth the price of an original Swedish one, but it doesn't make them bad instrument. BTW, the body is in Mahogany as is the set neck....[/quote']I know, but the "mahogany" used by them is a far cry from the mahogany used on the originals.

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it just means "Consultants Europe"...like UL in the USA...you will find this sticker on microwaves and vacuums...the sticker would be identical regardless of who made the product or where it was made

 

http://www.ce-marking.nl/helpdesk/faq1.html

 

Sorry...."CE" is French for "Conformité Européenne. European proof of conformity and is also described as "passport" that allows manufacturers and exporters to circulate products freely within the EU.

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I tried out a Hagstrom Viking in a music store. It seemed very well built and had a terrific neck.

 

Viking_Deluxe_NAT2.jpg

 

Hagstrom Viking Link

 

I was tossing around the idea of getting the Viking instead of the Casino. Reason told me that since my ES-330 was so close to a Casino, that I should get something different. However, I decided that for the kind of gigs I play, the P90 sound was going to be much better than the humbucker tone. And although I'd like to have both guitars, I am happy I chose the Casino. Perhaps some day a Viking.

 

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