NAMM 2023: Hagstrom overhauls its flagship Swede and Super Swede guitars with “special recipe” pickups

Hagstrom 2023 Super Swede guitars
Hagstrom’s 2023 Super Swede range (Image credit: Hagstrom)

NAMM 2023: Hagstrom has revamped its flagship Swede and Super Swede electric guitar designs for 2023, with a raft of tweaks to the builds, new components and Lundgren Design pickups.

The single-cut construction of the Swedes is obviously heavily influenced by the Gibson Les Paul, but the Scandinavian builder has always offered enough of its own distinctive flair to avoid being dismissed as a copy cat. The prices are usually far more competitive than the US brand, too – and there’s a lot more going on with Hagstrom builds than first meets the eye.

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.