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Bjärton 12 / BJ-12
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1965 catalog

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1966 Hagström catalog

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1967 Hagström catalog

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1967 catalog

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1968 Hagström catalog

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1968 Hagström catalog

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1971 catalog

Specifications:

Body width: 415 mm.
Body length: 510 mm.
Body depth: 115 mm.
Scale length: 630 mm.
Spruce top.
Mahogany back & sides.
4-ply bound top.
Single-bound back.
Mahogany neck.
Unbound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlay.
Rosewood bridge.
Strip tuners.
Natural or sunburst finish.
10 year warranty.

Offered in two versions:
Fully acoustic (Bjärton 12 / BJ-12) or with pickup and controls (Bjärton 12 EL / BJ-12 EL).

Available for export under the Hagström brand.
Marketed in Canada and the U.S.A. as Hagström H-33.

Introduced: ca 1964 as Bjärton 12 / Bjärton 12 EL

Earliest known example: 51682 (1964) - (Bjärton 12)
59306 (1964) - (Bjärton 12 EL)
67230 (1965) - (Bjärton 12 EL)
76392 (1966) - (Hagström 12)

ca 1967:

Pickup moved to soundhole (Bjärton 12 EL).
Adjustable metal bridge.
Hagström tailpiece.
Bolt-on neck.
Truss rod adjustable from body end.
Bass side fingerboard dot inlay.

ca 1968:

Changes name to BJ-12.

96290 (1968) - (Bjärton BJ-12)

ca 1970:

Single-bound fingerboard.
Changed pickguard shape.

119565 (1971) - (Bjärton BJ-12)
125132 (1972) - (Bjärton BJ-12)
126803 (1972) - (Bjärton BJ-12)
Latest known example: 128459 (1972)