Hagstrom HJ-800

Hagstrom HJ-800

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HJ-800, Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Hagstrom in the Jazz series.

4 user reviews

Hagstrom HJ-800 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Hagstrom
  • Model: HJ-800
  • Series: Jazz
  • Category: Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 05/30/2012

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Hagstrom HJ-800 user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
 3 reviews75 %
 1 user review25 %
Value For Money :

alff's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent but not always flawless"

Hagstrom HJ-800
Swedish brand made in China.
Semi-hollow guitar, jazz Jazz hj800 massive table

Channel: Stuck maple in North America
Key: Wood composite marks Pearl Hagstrom
Adjusting rod: H-Expander
Tuners: Hagstrom oil bath
Scale: 635 mm
Body: Flamed Maple with 5-fold table with curved solid spruce
Pickups: Pickups Hagstrom Custom 58N & Custom 58B
Electronics: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-position selector 1
Bridge: "Jimmy" with Hagstrom Trapeze


Super nice handle but with some adjustments to make. When buying, the strings buzzed a bit, then problem solved (adjustment handle) always have a good action.Je however denounce (I may be the only one in this case) that I can work on the tailpiece firing on the left when looking from back to front which had the effect of also make the bridge to the left and therefore the strings were wrong. Two small washers between the screw and right splice solved this problem. I finally decided to change the bridge (a little imprecise width strings) against an easel Gibson archtop with adjustable trolleys also able to adjust the octave (12th fret) with the bridge, otherwise it is a nightmare .. . tjrs and there QLQ notes are not good. access to high notes is very easy. Once this is done, this guitar is perfect. However, a little heavy but it does not bother me.


I agree with what I read on another review of this guitar, the sound is acoustic guitar without too much coloration particulière.L acoustics are particularly good, it is "feels" vibrate playing but it does not have the big sound of a jazz eg ES 175 ... despite the humbucker. Do not hesitate to turn the screws a little back to the micro closer to the strings otherwise the sound may be a bit low. For my part, I expected a neck pickup Benedetti "Cotton Club" that I will replace the handle side. It also depends on the amp, it can prove otherwise with some tube amps. Currently I have a Roland Cube 80XL, the couple works pretty well but I'll still opt for a tube amp.


I use it for a year and now with these changes including micro Benedetti, it will become a racing for a slightly higher overall price, it will compete with many others that cost 3-4 x prix.C is despite all the good violin (massive table). I would do the same purchase.
Summary: Strengths: beautiful violin, good handle.
weaknesses: He sometimes adjust with a few tweaks ... but after what canon.

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

Hagstrom HJ-800
The dtails this guitar site builder
Same with HJ-600 Massive table (one part).



Trs beautiful finish, line imbalances, instrument making trs heals without apparent collages. The inlays are impeccably adjusted and the varnish without overload (nest that not always the case in certain brands of guitars so-called handmade.
Exceptional in the Chinese factory. Screws not cheap and trs Aesthetics, but not visible.
However llectronique does not deny its origins and seems straight out dun Asian electronic games.
But there again, lefficacit of potentiomtres (few rsistivit we recall the function of these vritable lments of CONTRL: vary the height of its bandwidth without altrer (Band frequency drives) or change the tonality without varying the pitch.
Rsultat: CHARACTERISTICS of the rsonance mcanique of violin Fidler is amplified and as the violin is well made

The handle is Fully Designed to take advantage of Contents homogeneous wood composite. Harder than wood, it leads the air, without encountering any ruptures cres by streaks of wood (micro cracks), directly to the cashier who returned to rsonance (too). What Confre linstrument sustain extraordinary.
Like, do not disturb the sustain, the bars are medium and the slip of the fingers only find little variation in height between the frets. Prfrez then a game of rope a little hard to keep this CHARACTERISTICS (nets food for Jazz).
Perfect for little fingers: no need DPress (tapping hello!), Touch fast rponse immediately without frieze. Can not miss the walk!
All styles are available: picking, arpges, chords, double and you will have all the plans that cause problem.


If you your hooked. brand guitars with his characters by their electronic, go your way.
This guitar did the sound of his violin amplified by microphones 'surge'. They normment Gain and napportent linstrument no color. Cest dconcertant.
All effects are in your finger (as with single coils, fans FNDR cest for you) and arpond! Nails, palm fatty thumb, even the Slap!
The fund is also a great Paisse box rsonance thanks limpeccable application of the varnish. (Strong tendency of laccrochage Larsen!)

You will therefore re-discovering the sound of your amplifier and rglages. If you do not dun amp worthy of the name, invest in an equalizer because standards are low. They are the cause of laccrochage.
Amp lamps: the Jazz's clean channel and position lamp FAT.
Sustain, Gain, rsonance natural big bass: happiness for distortion sounds.


Excellent workmanship, quality sound compelling, micro matriser. Lampl trs jRecording with low and a microphone in front linstrument
Touch handle irrprochable. Guitar for all styles.
Try the! Even if you do not need nen.
I'll buy ultra luxury lHagstrom L5 just for the handle. That makes two good guitars for 1000 Euros

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

Hagstrom HJ-800
Guitar built in China celon the specifications of the brand sudoise.
prs of thing it may, the rplique of "Hagstrom Jimmy."
the guitar is an archtop, pluttddier jazz.
bomb the table is in two parts of pica symtriques massif.
the wicker covers and back are in Saddle five folds. sunburst back reveals SLAR ond any beaut.le Floating bridge is ben.
The handle is amriquain Saddle north. The key to "rsinator" with back shell.
the electronic consists of two double coils "custom58" each with a SETTING THE volume and tonality. all controlled by a slecteur three positions.


The handle is trs enjoyable, could not be more right! plutt end (a forcment not appeal to everyone) is Dlimi by a net on his soon to turn that whole "racro" frets, he shows an exemplary finish .
CHAC in acute is good for this type of guitar, although this is not a MODEL Satriani.
the guitar is well equilibrated lgre play with strap or just ask on the thigh, it will not switch to the rear as a 335!
the guitar has an amazing ass sutain, it must be a key in the rsinator, and can be also the weight of the tailpiece mtallique.
playing with rglages, it sweeps a wide range of sounds ass. the two microphones have an output level and give trs lev sonnorits velvety. Turning down the volume we find a more acoustic sound, they transcribe trs fine nuances and game modes guitarist.


I play on an EAR (I only have a) a hair rverbe legalization and noon. Tuck Andress, Jim Hall, to Wes and Joe Pass, this guitar is made for jazz! I can jou a bossa above, is also. The pickups are all very appropriate to provide good saturation, but the fund may acrocher high volume!


I bought it a favorite a few months ago and I must say that oppression always the charm. retanscrie it with any finesse my musical intentions.
What I liked in it, its handle, its sutain, its precision, its look and finish.
What I liked least, uh ... I do not!
there is a real dcalage between the price of this guitar and its quality!

bert'nortt''s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" I love ... very pleasant surprise!"

Hagstrom HJ-800

EXELENTE Chinese manufacturing is extremely neat ... on chain, or is there a European or American worker, there must be three asat in a similar business or work for more than okay, no defects! Ebony bridge, j was a little rétissant .... You can control all the strings, the first case it was the twelfth and after one week of use ..... round: perfect ... mics?? Be content with simple and generous in volume, "they follow" and restore the tonnalité the box "with 2 volume and 2 tone's three positions that play their roles.


PERFECT, so a "handle luxury" a guitar very comfortable to use, lightweight and well balanced ... I do not play much in acute .... but they seem intent to return the game .... sound?? HAGSTROM point.
What makes it a unique product and I am not the only one in my circle that surprises and charms inatenduent ....


9 excellent
Good to very good ... Even if it is JAZZ!! I play the blues ... and pretty. rock ... and I'm happy .. (. how many guitars jazz blues do not express it that is ????) and all the other "dirty ... more dubious, the" lid "maintained with points .... at the bottom of a U.S. ... Tripo old memory of a trip?? "that's the blues! music instinct ', there was the great and unique ... and others ... more or less good but want to have fun and I 'am one' ...
-. The 800HJ?? I love the sound generated and persistent that ends in vibrant ... its microphones?? Well ... low round a little tonic .... can be solved with a preamp on a cambo PAVEY 212 is not too bad ....... and a slight distortion + reverb a bit ... 'to big very large VOX (a pot' pro ') even better, except for "metal" of course, it is made useless for that but one can not help but take that risk and we do not insist all this ...... evolves gradually over time with the "body" which seems to resist ... even if two years ... it's still a little early .... .... picking arpeggio .. it's also a pleasant surprise .... hammer and pull-hoff adjusting well Mon powerful amp ... but do not overdo the volume on 500/800w down to 1 / 4 or 1 / 5, that's enough and use a microphone will do the rest with "happiness"


Okay, I'm very happy, especially to see the effect on relatives to me musically far dessu '... I'm 13 or 14 guitars (including two Gibs' 335 and an L / P that is m gave it a long time ago, I prepared 'often has a member' who has my confidence ...)... but it really is a guitar that I would do the purchase without hesitation with the first that I had offered it to my 12 years have both an emotional side of it ...". hold me through feelings. .. "

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