In 1969 the legendary luthier James “Jimmy” D’Aquisto began a cooperation with Hagstrom that was to last nearly 10 years. Hagstrom’s hollow-body archtop jazz guitar series is the result, and the master’s craft is unmistakably written all over these fine instruments.
In fact, the asymmetrical headstock used for these guitars and now used for most current Hagstrom models, was Jimmy’s design.
Immaculately clean, well rounded jazz tones for single note patterns and walking-bass chordal comping are the HJ500’s home turf, although it is fully capable of taking a different route into rock-oriented soundscapes when necessary.
|Body||Canadian Maple Ply|
|Top||Canadian Maple Ply – Press-Contoured|
|Neck||Canadian Hard Maple, Set Neck, long Mortise&Tenon neck joint|
|Scale Length||24,75" (628 mm)|
|Frets||22 Medium Jumbo|
|Nut||GraphTech Black Tusq XL|
|Nut Width||43 mm|
|Pickups||2 x Hagstrom HJ-50|
|Switch||3-Way Toggle Switch|
|Controls||2 x Volume / 2 x Tone|
|Bridge||Jimmy Resinator with Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piece|
|Tuning Keys||Hagstrom Design 18:1|
|Strings||D'Addario EXP 115 (11-49)|