In 1970, an instrument was built in Sweden called the Hagstrom "Swede". It's a fantastic hand-made bass guitar. The Swede is similar to a Les Paul but a little smaller, rounder and thinner with a contoured back.
The "Swede" has great tone that's incredible for Rock and Blues. When it sustains, it can hang-on forever. This bass is absolutely noise free no matter where it's played. It's a well-shielded guitar.
The Swede sound is a little like a Rickenbacker Bass but with Hagstrom Humbuckers, which really takes it to another level.