Super Viking Semi-Hollow Body Electric Guitar, Transparent Brown
Item ID: SUVIK-BRJ
In 2012 Justin York purchased a Hagstrom Viking to use on tour with Paramore, and the rest of the story is history. He has since become a true partner and friend to Hagstrom. When Paramore was preparing for extensive international touring to support their recent album, we began discussions about what an ideal set of touring guitars might be for him. After more than one year of collaboration, the result is a pair of Vikings that Hagstrom is proud to introduce to guitarists worldwide.
The Viking has a broad tonal range
As primary touring guitarist for Paramore, Justin’s role is to provide the supporting foundation of the band’s guitar sounds for each song. A band with a rich history like Paramore requires a broad range of guitar styles and textures. So, one of our main objectives was to create instruments with a broad tonal range easily accessible during a stage performance, a task Hagstrom is more than equal to.
Justin’s Viking Gold Top starts with our classic Viking semi-hollow platform to which a classic vintage-style gold finish is applied. Justin loves Hagstrom’s thinner neck profiles, so we developed our “Ultra-Thin”, 17mm neck profile for his guitars. Vintage-style “witch hat” knobs, same as used on our RetroScape models, complete the “vintage vibe” this guitar oozes. A Hagstrom Custom 58 humbucking pickup in the bridge position provides classic rock tones, and when Justin wants to go slightly softer the HJ-50 humbucker in the neck position gets him there in smooth, elegant style. Individual coil-split is available via push/pull tone controls providing an expansive sonic palette.
Finally, a useable tone control
The tone control is often a source of frustration for guitarists. This is because the design has historically been based on a passive treble-cut concept. The complete tonal spectrum is passed through the circuit when the control is fully open, and as it’s dialed down treble frequencies are eliminated.
Body Material: Ply Maple
Neck Joint: Set Neck
Material: Canadian Hard Maple
Truss Rod: H-Expander™
Fingerboard/Nut Material: Resinator™
Inlays: Pearl Block
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Nut: GraphTech Black Tusq XL
Nut Width: 43 mm
1 x Hagstrom ‘58 Custom Humbucker - Bridge Position
1 x Hagstrom “P-Uri ed” P90 Humbucker - Neck Position
3-way Toggle Switch Pickup Selector
2 x Volume Control
2 x Tone Control with Push/Pull Coil Split on bridge tone pot
Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piece