The Hagstrom HL-550 Semi-Hollow jazz model electric guitar, featuring laminate Mahogany top with contoured Mahogany back and sides, plus a Mahogany set neck. Hagstrom's patented H-Expander truss rod gives tension at both ends and runs the entire length of the neck. The rigid but lightweight alloy truss rod makes for very low action and a thin neck.
The resinator fretboard (exclusive to Hagstrom) is an awesome, with homogeneous wood composite that maintains a strong fundamental harmonic and eliminates wolf tones. Given it articulate sound of high quality ebony but with more consistency and durability plus extremely fast and smooth.
The Hagstrom single floating HF-50 humbucker, with volume and tone, combines with the hollowbody resonance, given the HL-550 vast power and range of tone.
The self-lubricating graphite composite nut is much harder than bone or plastic resulting in more string vibration through the neck. Tuning is also improved and string binding is eliminated by self-lubrication.
An Ebony “Jimmy” bridge with Hagstrom Trapeze Tail Piecefurther increases tone, sustain, and intonation quality.
18:1 Gear Ratio machine heads ensure fully accurate tuning.
The high-grade polyester finish is hard, smooth, and more dense than polyurethane. It looks amazing and provides excellent protection and sonic performance.