Hagstrom vintage electric guitars

Time and product line

1958 - 1983


Just made in Sweden - Where else!







Hagstrom Kent - 1962 - 1966

(also includes Futurama, Futurama De Luxe and Cromwell)


In 1962 there was a brand new Hagstrom model introduced on the market. This guitar has a very "Strat" like shape and design with two cut aways, tremolo and six in line headstock. Because of the front in acrylate containimng all the electronics and the body covered in vinyl needing no paint those guitars could be manufactured cheaply and rationally meeting the huge demand for electric guitars in the early 60's. The main reason not branding those "budget" guitars Hagstrom was, according to Karl Erik Hagström, their doubts if the acrylic fronts would keep from cracking! Some Kent guitars with the acrylic front was sold without the Kent logo on the front of the headstock and some with. From 1963 there was also Kent branded guitars build with all solid bodies with two or three pick ups. All Kent guitars had the Tremar tremolo system.



Specifications Kent  PB-24-G, 1962-1964 (also includes Futurama De Luxe)

Vinyl covered body, acrylic front with two fixed pick ups and four slide switches, black neck and headstock (early models has the "dolpin nose" shaped headstock. Known colors: red, blue, purple/lavendel and orange/brown. Body of laminate board covered vith vinyl, birch neck, teak fretboard, 22 frets, scale length 622mm (24 1/2 inches), boolt-on neck, two singel coil pickups, four slide switches.

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Specifications Kent II, 1963-1966 (maybe also Cromwell)

Solid body without beveled edges (no acrylic front), pick gaurd with two adjustable pick ups, one volume control and four slide switches. Known colors: red and blue. Body of solid wood (maybe abachi), birch neck, teak fretboard, 22 frets, scale length 622mm (24 1/2 inches), boolt-on neck, two singel coil pickups, four slide switches.


Specifications Kent III, 1963-1966

Solid body without beveled edges (no acrylic front), pick gaurd with three adjustable pick ups, one volume control and six slide switches. Known colors: red and blue.Body of solid wood (maybe abachi), birch neck, teak fretboard, 22 frets, scale length 622mm (24 1/2 inches), boolt-on neck, three singel coil pickups, six slide switches.







Hagstrom KENT PB-24-G, 1962 Serial # 500203. Blue front 

and white backside! This is probably one of the first Kent 

guitars as it comes from the prototype batch 500.






Hagstrom KENT PB-24-G, 1962 

Serial # 527248











Hagstrom KENT PB-24-G, 1963 Serial # 554025




KENT "new model" according to production log,

Serial # 563463
















Hagstrom KENT II, 1963/64, Futurama according to 

production log, Serial # 574767









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