Hagstrom’s Viking® is established as the most versatile semi-hollow guitar on the market today, delivering a wide variety of tonal color to an incredible diversity of musical styles. A natural step for us was to extend the Viking’s® voice to a deep, resonant baritone.
Many guitarists consider a baritone instrument to be somewhat limited and narrow in its application, but Hagstrom’s Viking® Baritone shatters this stereotype. Two entirely new Hagstrom pickups were developed specifically for the Viking Baritone’s rich acoustics, adding shading and enhancement to deliver a broad spectrum of sonic colorings. In the bridge position we find Hagstrom’s new Custom 58’C, a semi-open-coiled humbucker voiced to enhance the ringing clarity native to the Viking®, even in its lowest sub-registers.
Sitting in the neck position is Hagstrom’s new P-Urified pickup, a specially designed full-humbucking-sized P90 pickup, adding warmth and openness while keeping lower frequencies tight and controlled.
The result is a tonal continuum from clean and classic 1960’s sounds, to “Spaghetti Western” twang, through the overdriven crunch of the 1970’s and 1980’s and on to the “Über-Driven” tones demanded by today’s players.
All of these sounds are built on top of the Viking® Baritone’s gorgeously deep, distinctive acoustic voice.
Viking Deluxe Baritone Specs
- Material: Ply Flamed Maple
- Top: Contoured
- Style: Semi-Hollow
- Joint: Set Neck
- Material: Canadian Hard Maple
- Truss Rod: H-Expander™
- Material: Resinator™
- Radius: 15"
- Inlays: Pearl Block
- Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
- Scale Length: 28" (711 mm)
- Nut: GraphTech Black Tusq XL
- Nut Width: 43 mm
- Pickups: Custom 58’C Bridge / P-Urified Neck Humbucking sized P-90
- Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Controls: 2 x Volume / 2 x Tone
- Bridge: Long Travel Tune-O-Matic with Hagstrom Stop Tail
- Tuning Keys: Hagstrom Design 18:1
- Strings: D'Addario EXL 158 (13-62)