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
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.
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 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.
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".
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.
Brand Hagstrom Guitars
Type Hollow Body Electric Guitars
Series Hagstrom Jazz Series
Body Wood Mahogany
Body Top Mahogany
Neck Wood Mahogany
Construction Set Neck
Truss Rod H-Expander
Fretboard Resinator Wood, Radius of 15"
Frets 22 Medium Jumbo
Inlays Pearl Block
Scale Length 24,75" (628 mm)
Scale Length 24.75" (628 mm)
Nut GraphTech Black Tusq XL, Nut Width is 43 mm
Machine Heads Diecast Hagstrom Design 18:1 Gear Ratio
Bridge Ebony Jimmy with Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piece
Pickups Single Floating Custom HF-50
Controls 1 x Volume / 1 x Tone
Unique Features Left Handed, Strings:D'Addario EXP 115 (11-49)
Comes with Hagstrom Hardshell Case in Tan Tolex with Hagstrom Logo