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Vintage Viking

I found a Viking in a local store. Seems pre-2004. Anyone know what it is?

https://picasaweb.google.com/vocalfons/Viking#5570703887175711042

Re: Vintage Viking

Hi,

det is a nice Vintage Viking probably '67

Re: Vintage Viking

I played in the guitar this afternoon. It is in mint condition. It has one dent on the back of the neck, but you don't notice it when you play. neck is straight, action is low, The pickguard is missing, but for the rest the whole instrument seems original. Even the strap buttons haven't been replaced.

The sound is good. Only thing: it is hard to keep it in tune, as at the nut the strings go under a small rod, and they keep squeeking.

I am in doubt if I will buy it. Does anyone know what an instrument like this is worth? And what is the actual year it was built?

Serial is 731044

Thanks!

Re: Vintage Viking

Hi
That Viking I is made in 1968
Prices depend much on where you buy.. but probably between 400-800€.
I have a hard time understanding
"it is hard to keep it in tune, as at the nut the strings go under a small rod, and they keep squeeking"
If you talk about the string tree (typical Hagstrom ting) on the headstock, this should be adjusted so it presses the strings slightly down, and not a lot. I don't experience tuning problems with the old van Gent tuners. But it is good to clean and tighten them.
(spreek je nederlands/vlaams??)

If the price is right, and the general condition is good, buy this guitar.