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Hagstrom HJ-500 Tremar Electric Guitar

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The Hagstrom HJ-500 Tremar electric guitar features a contoured single-cutaway semi-hollow maple body, 24-3/4" scale set hard maple neck, 22-fret Resonator composite fingerboard dressed in pearl block... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Hagstrom HJ-500 Tremar electric guitar features a contoured single-cutaway semi-hollow maple body, 24-3/4" scale set hard maple neck, 22-fret Resonator composite fingerboard dressed in pearl block inlays. Hagstrom's HJ-50 humbucking pickups are calibrated for large hollowbody guitars and capture all the tonal nuances of this elegant instrument. The Hagstrom Tremar bridge was designed to ensure perfect tuning and intonation even under heavy use.

Revolutionary Neck Design
The HJ-500 Tremar and all other Hagstrom electric guitars include the patented H-Expander Truss Rod. Providing tension at either end and running the entire length of the neck, the rigid yet lightweight 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 fretboard is made from Hagstrom's own Resinator wood, a composite wood that is homogeneous in nature and is more stable than any standard wood product. It is the perfect fingerboard material in that it eliminates wolf tones or hot spots, and it has an articulate sound like high quality ebony, but without the problems associated with Ebony.

Custom Hardware
With unique aesthetics and ensuring accurate tuning, Hagstrom's exclusive 18:1 gear ratio machine heads are featured on all electric models. The Hagstom HJ-500 Tremar guitars feature the Self-lubricating Graphite Composite Nut that further ensures increased sustain and vibration through improved transfer of energy to the neck.

Select Materials
Only the finest select tone woods and figured wood stocks were used on the Hagstrom HJ-500 guitar to enhance its sound and beauty. Carefully selected hard tropical mahogany tone woods are used on the body to produce a powerful and warm sound, and North American hard rock maple provides a bright articulate tone.

Jaw-Dropping Finish
The Hagstrom Tremar guitar features a high-grade polyester finish, which is much harder, smoother and denser while also producing much better sonic performance than polyurethane finishes used by other guitar companies.

Hagstrom guitars are legendary among guitarists because of their playability, beauty, and durability. Since 1958, Hagstrom has been combining legendary design with premium materials, unique hardware, and innovative manufacturing techniques to create these magnificent guitars.

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Body:     contoured semi-hollow maple body 
Neck: North American hard maple set neck
Fingerboard: Resinator composite fretboard with pearl block inlays
Truss rod: H-Expander truss rod
Tuning keys: Hagstrom designed 18:1 die cast tuners
Nut: self-lubricating graphite composite nut
Scale length: 24.75" scale
Pickups: 2x Hagstrom HJ-50 humbuckers pickups
Selector: 3-way toggle
Bridge: Hagstrom Tremar vibrato with Tremar roller bridge
Controls: 2 volume, 2 tone, 3-way toggle selector
Hardware: chrome
Case: sold separately
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HagstromHJ-500 Tremar Electric Guitar

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


A pleasant surprise

By Mynheer Carpenter

from New York , ny 10034

Comments about Hagstrom HJ-500 Tremar Electric Guitar:

I picked up this guitar one crowded day in guitar center because the Gibson 335 I wanted to play was being used by an annoying kid. One run down the blues scale and I was in love. I never played a hagsstrom but this one was sweet. Great action, clean smooth frets and nice comfortable weight. I was getting some pretty sweet sounds, mind you I am upgrading from a les Paul special so most higher end guitars impress me, however for me this guitar won me over. My wife surprised me with the black 500 on our anniversary three months ago and I am 100% satisfied. I still am looking to purchase the Gibson due to my own nostalgia but until then my HJ will definitely keep me happy and playing now she just needs to get me a pocket amp,lol...keep rocking people.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Hagstroms are pretty good

By Andrew

from Hewlett NY

Comments about Hagstrom HJ-500 Tremar Electric Guitar:

These guitars are really great for a well deserved price. Even though you might not have heard of the name before, these are great guitars. They're pretty high quality and very medium in reliability, meaning they're built just the way you'd need them to be. And they look great.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Wow amazing!

By Ivan

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Hagstrom HJ-500 Tremar Electric Guitar:

My friend has one of these and i was blown away with the tone it has. Its neck is smooth nice cutaway. Nice pickups sounds amazing worth every penny!

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