Hagstrom HJ500

Hagstrom HJ500

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.

Available in the finish/color variants:


BodyCanadian Maple Ply
TopCanadian Maple Ply – Press-Contoured
NeckCanadian Hard Maple,  Set Neck, long Mortise&Tenon neck joint
Scale Length24,75" (628 mm)
InlaysPearl Block
Frets22 Medium Jumbo
NutGraphTech Black Tusq XL
Nut Width43 mm
Pickups2 x Hagstrom HJ-50
Switch3-Way Toggle Switch
Controls2 x Volume / 2 x Tone
BridgeJimmy Resinator with Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piece
Tuning KeysHagstrom Design 18:1
StringsD'Addario EXP 115 (11-49)
Optional CaseC-56
Optional GigbagE-26



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