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.