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  • Hagstrom Suede vs Epi LP

    What is the build/quality difference between an Epi LP Standard Plus and a Hagstrom Swede?
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  • #2
    I have no personal experience with the Hagstrom guitar, and have only had limited time with an Epi LP. Here is a thread from another forum discussing these guitars....might be helpful.

    http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-507125.html

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    • #3
      I have no personal experience with the Hagstrom guitar, and have only had limited time with an Epi LP. Here is a thread from another forum discussing these guitars....might be helpful.

      http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-507125.html


      thanks!
      California sunlight, sweet Calcutta rain
      Honolulu starbright - the song remains the same.

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      • #4
        What is the build/quality difference between an Epi LP Standard Plus and a Hagstrom Suede?

        Going back to your original question...

        I've had an Epi LP Standard Plus and have a Hagstrom Deluxe F. Both are very well built guitars.

        The Epi's pickups and other electronics are terrible, at least in my opinion since others seem to find them perfectly useful. The electronics on the Deluxe F are fine. So much so that I see no need to change them.

        The Deluxe F is an outstanding guitar right out of the box, although I also have to say that I had the hollow body 600 model and it was a huge turd.

        I think your choice will come down to which neck you prefer.

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        • #5
          I love my Hagstroms. I have the Deluxe and the Swede both are great guitars. My Deluxe has been my main player for a while now. Both came with really good electronics. I have found no reason to swap pickups. The neck on the Hagstom is something speacial in my book. I haven't played another guitar that has a neck as comfertable. As far as Epi goes I haven't really played a Epi that really stood out to me except the Sheriton (I've had two over the years).
          Originally Posted by customtele


          And I hate it when my G string goes up my ass.

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          • #6
            There is a simple explanation for this. The OP misspelled Swede as Suede. KillerMike then misinterpreted it as "sued" instead of Suede.

            The Swede has an extra toggle switch for some reason, supposed to be able to bypass the tone circuit, whatever that does (I think it's supposed to brighten the sound some). If this is the Swede reissue being made today I think they're made in China, like Epiphone. Plus, the Swede is a plain-top model having a cap of solid mahogany instead of mahogany veneered with flame maple on the Epi.
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            • #7
              There is a simple explanation for this. The OP misspelled Swede as Suede. KillerMike then misinterpreted it as "sued" instead of Suede.



              oops

              Thanks for the replies!
              California sunlight, sweet Calcutta rain
              Honolulu starbright - the song remains the same.

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              • #8
                There is a simple explanation for this. The OP misspelled Swede as Suede. KillerMike then misinterpreted it as "sued" instead of Suede.



                I guess the porn bomb was a misinterpretation too.

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                • #9
                  I know the Porn s all over the place now, must be trying to get banned.
                  Damn Right I got the BLUE'S

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                  • #10
                    I know the Porn s all over the place now, must be trying to get banned.

                    So sad. Whatever happened to "bye, bye guys. It was fun being here"?

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                    • #11
                      the swede is a better guitar
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                      • #12

                        I guess the porn bomb was a misinterpretation too.

                        I am sure that was NOT a misinterpretation. Maybe the one in the George Dennis NAD was just taking the NGD boobies thing too far. Whatever it was I was too young to be looking at that. Thanks HCEG for corrupting me further! (Before joining this place I thought Teles were useless and didn't see the need for one, now I sorta want one.)
                        Epi Les Paul Studio / Fender Nashville Tele / Vester Stage Series superstrat > DS-1 > Crybaby > Bad Monkey > CE-5 > RV-5 > Epi Valve Junior

                        Yamaha BBV > Crybaby > Peavey Minx

                        Wanted: Knobs from Yamaha BB series, battery cover for MXR 2000 series, and pickup covers for Epiphone

                        Good deals with: Fusion1, Mr JinX, Ryan Trevisol

                        Member of the Epiphone Empire

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                        • #13
                          i don't know but i have been wondering the same thing so i will be keeping tabs on this thread

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                          • #14
                            When I got my Super Swede set up, the tech. told me that the Hagstroms and Epis were made in the same factory. I have no idea if this is true, or if it would indicate similar build quality. I can say that my Super is solid as a rock (and nearly as heavy). As I've mentioned in other Hag threads, the only quality issue mine has is with the electronics.
                            I may just waste away from doing nothing
                            But you're a martyr for even less

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                            • #15
                              I'm confused this is a Swedish porn thread?

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