Hagstrom serial dating
Toward the end, D’Aquisto was essentially making all D’Angelico guitars and eventually D’Aquisto struck out on his own.
Today, his creations are desirable (and expensive).
The Motherboard has 2 long wires at the back running from slot 7 to ICs in B10 and B11.
PSU model A2M001 with 03 hand written over the 01- serial #54146 - a sticker '230V ONLY' is applied where you usually had the 130/230V switch. I had the motherboard and patent schematic from the back of Apple II Manual professional framed and it hangs in my office.
The lid/badge and logic board were exchanged with A2 parts.
But perhaps the piéce de resistance of the Hagstrom run was their electric/acoustic archtop, the Jimmy, designed by D’Aquisto.
But before it could happen, Bjarton closed its doors.
In any case, the late 1960s was not a great era for guitar sales.
However, like many another famous luthier, there were some periods in his career when D’Aquisto worked with a large company to design guitars intended to be factory-produced.
For D’Aquisto, those companies were Hagstrom and Fender.