HL550

Mahogany Masterpiece

Hagstrom HL550 hero natural mahogany gloss

Hagstrom HL550

Uncompromisingly Jazz. Uncompromisingly Hagstrom. The feel-good warmth of the HL550’s mahogany archtop body and set mahogany neck is exquisitely captured by Hagstrom’s HF50 floating pickup and shaped by a single volume and tone control. Revered by both professionals and jazz aficionados, the HL550’s extended 22-fret playing surface lets you soar even higher with your lead-line ambitions.

HL550 Audio Sample

Colors

Natural Mahogany
Natural Mahogany
Hagstrom Jazz HL550 detail natural mahogany gloss
Hagstrom Jazz HL550 detail 2 natural mahogany gloss
Hagstrom fleur de lis

The minute you lay your hands on a Hagstrom and strum it for the first time, you can instantly feel why Hagstrom has legions of devoted fans and why so many pro musicians have made it their “number one”.

HL550 Specs

Body

  • Material: Mahogany
  • Top: Mahogany
  • Style: Hollow-Body

Neck

  • Joint: Set Neck
  • Material: Mahogany
  • Truss Rod: H-Expander™

Fingerboard/Nut

  • Material: Resinator™
  • Radius: 15"
  • Inlays: Pearl Block
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 24,75" (628 mm)
  • Nut: GraphTech Black Tusq XL
  • Nut Width: 43 mm

Electronics

  • Pickups: Single Floating Custom HF-50
  • Controls: 1 x Volume / 1 x Tone

Parts

  • Bridge: Ebony Jimmy with Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piece
  • Tuning Keys: Hagstrom Design 18:1
  • Strings: D'Addario EXP 115 (11-49)

Optional Cases

  • Bag E30
  • Case C57

HL550 Standards

H-Expander

H-Expander

All Hagstrom electric guitars and basses include our patented H-Expander™ truss rod. Providing tension at both ends and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet light-weight alloy truss rod allows for a very low action and thin neck, two factors that were instrumental in earning Hagstrom its reputation as the world’s fastest playing guitar. The H-Expander™ truss rod not only provides ultimate neck stability, but it also contributes to Hagstrom’s unique tone.  Longer sustain and a round attack are some of the sonic characteristics the H-Expander™ adds to the tonal essence of Hagstrom.

Guitar Tuning Peg

Hagstrom Machine Heads

Hagstrom models use 18:1 or 15:1 gear ratio machine heads based on our own designs to insure accurate tuning. Viking® and HB series basses feature machine heads with a 17:1 gear ratio.

Resinator Wood

Resinator Wood

Resinator™ wood is a wood composite material that is both more uniform in density and more stable than any standard wood product. These characteristics eliminate dead spots or “wolf tones” sometimes associated with conventional wood fingerboards. Resinator™ wood has an articulate sound similar to high quality ebony, but without any of the problems associated with ebony. It provides a stable and clear tone, and also adds higher overtones and harmonics which uniquely detail each note. Like our H-Expander™ truss rod, Resinator™ wood is a major contributor to the distinctive “Hagstrom tone”.

Set Neck

Set Neck

Hagstrom uses a variety of different neck joints throughout our range. Our set-neck recipe is the classic and time-tested Mortise and Tenon joint, a design that most efficiently transfers string energy from neck to body, and can often only be found on more expensive custom-built guitars. A team of experienced and dedicated craftsmen hand carves every neck joint, insuring perfect execution of this traditional technique preferred by luthiers for generations.

Trapez Bridge

Trapeze Stringholder/Tailpiece

The classic Viking trapeze stringholder/-tailpiece design, is a work of art in itself. Right underneath the top part, where the two beautifully swept beams meet, it features a string claw for easy access and super comfortable string changes. Adorned with the legendary Hagstrom crest it truly is elegance defined.

Hagstrom HL550 Demo

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