Sunday, 13 April 2014

1961 Hagström Deluxe 90 in blue sparkle finish
I know we've looked at these particular glitzy celluloid-covered guitars before here on Guitarz but they don't come up for sale very often on eBay, and not only does this example currently listed have some nice clean close-up photos, but it's also one of my personal favourites and so I reckon it's worth looking at again.

To borrow from the eBay listing:
This [Hagström Deluxe 90] was made in Sweden around 1961 (batch 499). This is a sparkle and pearloid model. The top is has blue sparkle finish with the rest done in a pearloid wrap. The fretboard is acrylic. 22 frets and 23 1/4 inches scale length. Four single coil pickups and six buttons. Tremar tremolo system.

The neck is straight and it is easy to play. The guitar is all original with no restoration. The original pick holder is still on the back of the headstock. It is a lot of fun to play.  I am including a vintage case for shipping.

This is the nicest example I have seen of one of these guitars. The pearloid wrap and binding tends to shrink over time and it exhibits some minor cracks. Much less than I have seen in most examples of this guitar.
It's interesting also to note that this guitar is currently located in Arizona in the USA, yet it carries the original Hagstrom name and has not been re-branded Goya as you'd expect to see on the "American" version. No doubt it has belonged to a collector at some point.

Currently listed on eBay with a starting bid of US $949 and a Buy It Now price of US $2,200.

G L Wilson

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  1. That's a cool guitar! Good point about the photos, Gavin. Many sellers just do not seem to understand the negative impact a couple of fuzzy cameraphone photos with dark, out-of-focus 'close-ups' will have on a potential buyer - what are you trying to hide? At least move the dirty laundry out of shot - show people you care about the item...

  2. Very "Duesenberg" look. Anyway, as we said during the punk era,"Plastic it's fantastic"

  3. There is also a Goya Model 80 listed for sale at SpaceMan Music in Ottawa, Canada, the same store that had the Zero Sette that was featured on this blog a little while back.



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