Hagstrom HJ-600

Hagstrom HJ-600

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HJ-600, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Hagstrom in the Jazz series.

5 user reviews
Prices starting at $800 Average price: $800

Hagstrom HJ-600 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Hagstrom
  • Model: HJ-600
  • Series: Jazz
  • Category: Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 05/30/2012

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Hagstrom HJ-600 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 5 reviews )
 4 reviews80 %
 1 user review20 %
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LaroSwing's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good guitar"

Hagstrom HJ-600
This is an archtop guitar type to handle stuck. The table is made of spruce and the sides and back are flamed maple (very nice). There are 2 humbuckers each with volume and tone. The pickup selector is the palce side cutaway, that for my part I find it very convenient. The floating bridge is "all wood" tailpiece house is very reliable, and the handle has never needed adjustment. The overall finish of the instrument is very good.


The neck is super pleasant end but not flat, not tiring. The body is quite shallow, which makes the game stand comfortable. The guitar is not very heavy. The junction of the neck to the body is the 12th case, access to acute is not so far not so bad because the heel is cut. Sound management is simple and intuitive, it is the typical configuration introduced by Gibson years ago!


The original pickups sound good and quite usable, but I have preferred to replace the microphones of "Golden Age" from Stewart Mc Donald: I obtained a more expressive sound, richer and more nuanced in short, more "pro". I use this guitar mainly for playing jazz (on an amp Henriksen Jazzamp 110), sometimes blues, but forays into the field of rock (a Vox 100 watt modeling) are no problem. I get easily sounds to Lynyrd Skynyrd or ZZ Top (on Vox) or Kenny Burrell and Joe Pass (on Jazzamp) without worrying about feedback because there is a wedge between the table at the bottom under the bridge which reduces significantly the reaction of guitar feedback (it joins the principle of semi-acoustic genre Gibson ES335).


I regularly use this guitar for 4 years. I love his playing comfort, the handle and super sonic possibilities. I think this is one of the most versatile Archtops market, although it goes too unnoticed given its many qualities. I had the opportunity to try many other Archtops, and in this price range I've never met better.
In short, if it again I would buy one!

Guitmtl's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hagstrom HJ-600
Jazz archtop with 2 humbuckers, 2 tones, 2 volumes
floating bridge


The handle is a real Hagstrom. This means that the design of the handle makes it very rigid and not very sensitive to temperature and humidity. So the stick is always right, which allows you to adjust the action very low without buzz. The substain is also very good for this type of guitar. The guitar stands out nicely, both in Assie position in the standing position.


The Humbuckers are good, but nothing more. I told him installed Flatwound 11, Burstbucker a Gibson and I changed the bridge by a ABR1, also Gibson. These small changes make a magnificent beast of jazz. The Burstbucker go for the rich harmonics of the sound box. With these changes it is perfect for jazz and four times cheaper than a Gibson. Plug it into a good tube amp and you will enjoy.


A simple guitar, well built, with a special sleeve. I tried the Ibanez, Epiphone, DeArmond archtop guitars and other under $ 1500 and no one comes near it. One of my friend has a Gibson ES-295 1954 and finds that Hagstrom of the same caliber ... that's saying something.

jullo88's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hagstrom HJ-600
Guitar with 2tone, two microphones on 2volumes HJ50, a floating bridge in ebony and a set neck.


The guitar is very well made with a handle so enjoyable to play, fairly late in the set with an easy access to acute. The guitar is held properly and weight is more than resonable, good short at any point.


I tried many guitars in this price range before buying this one, but I must admit that none of them comes close ... you need to type in the above prices. I was looking for very typical jazz sound, well I'm not disappointed, playing fine on the set gives a really lovely sound, with very round sounding bass and a good resonance of the whole. Again a very good side tone


A very good guitar every respect, a value price!! I really love this guitar both in terms of its overall finish as the sound that comes out there
Hagstrom thank you!

Bozo56's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Hagstrom HJ-600
This guitar is made in China, licensed Hagstrom, a factory fitted and equipped by the new firm Hagstrom. An American luthier who worked for a great American brand would guarantee quality ... I think it does its job quite well!
The model draws heavily, if not a replica (with some modifications) of the model "Jimmy", designed by the great luthier James D'Aquisto at the request of the firm in the 50's Hagstrom.
This is a semi-hollow guitar with 2 humbuckers Hagstrom, neck pickup selector, bridge, 2 volume, 2 tone with microphone. Flamed maple body in, touches wood composite (extraordinarily smooth!) Floating Bridge Ebony.


The handle of the Hagstrom is very nice and fast. It does not feel the frets on the side of the neck when playing on my Gibson ES335 like.

I have not changed the strings (from 11-48 I think) but the action of this guitar is so well settled that it is very easy to play. (I usually type Stratocaster guitars - a Fender + and a G & L Legacy - I would say that the neck is as fast)

Access to acute is medium, such as guitars. She is not heavy, it's a box (logic), the large size of the body (like any type semi-hollow guitar) do not bother, we do not tire.

Very nice sound, well articulated Notes. The sound is a little less "woody" Jimmy the original, but it sounds still very Jazz. To my taste, better clean, but it would lend itself well to blues with a slight overdrive.
I am amazed at the sustain, especially for this type of guitar.


I bought it for the Jazz, so this guitar is absolutely the case. It sounds divinely!
I play with a Peavey Classic, I do not think it is the ideal amp for this guitar. I'd have to try it with my Carlsbro.
You can get a well rounded and clear without any aggressiveness. And it sounds! I've always had a preference for micro sleeve, and this guitar is the same, but the mixture of the two microphone is also very beautiful. I never tire of listening ...


I received it last week and I'm still not back from the beauty and quality of this guitar. She has a look and a class and above an incredible (both than done).
I tried a Michael Kelly Velvet II in the same price category, but there is no comparison.
There are some small flaws that could have been avoided (eg small plaque that hides access to trussrod is not screwed right, and the screws that hold the plate visible ebony) the only flats .. .
But the price / quality ratio is unheard of and I suggest anyone who can not afford a guitar 2-3 times more expensive, they will not be disappointed, not surprised.

I would say in conclusion: for the price, you can not blame him the little imperfections that I have found it worth 2-3 times its price. Yes, I would do the same choice ... though, since mine is in natural finish, maybe I would buy a sunburst.

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