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 “Uber-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.