HAGSTRÖM, ÄLVDALEN, SWEDEN, 1976
HAGSTRÖM, ÄLVDALEN, SWEDEN, 1976
HAGSTRÖM, ÄLVDALEN, SWEDEN, 1976
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HAGSTRÖM, ÄLVDALEN, SWEDEN, 1976

A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR, SWEDE BASS

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HAGSTRÖM, ÄLVDALEN, SWEDEN, 1976
A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC BASS GUITAR, SWEDE BASS
The logo Hagström inlaid at the headstock, the input jack cover stamped 53 934150, the body of mahogany, the finish of a cherry red colour, together with a hard-shell case
Length of back 18 3⁄8 in. (46.7 cm.)
Sale room notice
Mark Knopfler plans to donate no less than 25% of the total hammer price received, to be split equally between The British Red Cross Society (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 220949, Scotland with charity number SC037738, Isle of Man with charity number 0752, and Jersey with charity number 430), Brave Hearts of the North East (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1006247) and the Tusk Trust Limited (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1186533).

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Mark Knopfler purchased this Swede bass as a pair with a Swede electric guitar (lot 48) from Diamond Strings in Rochester, New York, in August 2004. Upon inquiry, AB Albin Hagström confirmed that the bass was made in Älvdalen, Sweden, on 5 March 1976 and shipped to Selmer in the US.

Knopfler’s guitar tech Glenn Saggers told us that, once purchased, every guitar would spend time in Mark’s hands so he could get an idea of the sound and where a particular guitar might fit in a particular song. This guitar was tried during the recording process, yet never made it on to a record. From time to time, Knopfler kept this guitar in his study for home use.

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