I'm a light use guitar player and wanted something I could easily play down to C and lower. Also liked the idea of some body to the sound (semi-acoustic). The Hagstrom is great value and plays like an expensive guitar. The pickups aren't as 'wide and fat' as my Les Paul, but quite versatile and sound good low down.
Black looks ace.
Slight drawback is that the hollow body does show up the cabling inside, which makes it look a bit cheap, although it doesn't bother me too much.
I did do lots of research before buying this guitar and feel like I've made an informed decision.
Yes, it is different and fun, but Hagstrom has lots of room for improvement. So let's begin with the cons. The finish feels cheap. You can see the truss rod canal between the neck and the neck pickup. Lots of little scratches and dents on the fingerboard (luckily, they do not affect the notes). It came with the ground wire completely loose inside the chamber so I had to take it to a luthier to fix this (cause it's a hollow body, there's no way you're going to fix anything by yourself unless you have the proper tools and a lot of patience). Now the pros. The tone is great - plugged or unplugged. Its very playable, you get use to its longer neck and bigger frets in no time. And of course, it's a bari. Everything sounds better on a baritone. The hardware looks and feels fine. It came set up and ready to play. If you're planning on playing it very loudly with lots of gain and/or fuzz, then look elsewhere because the feedback becomes uncontrollable. All in all, it's a good value for money guitar, and great to experiment with.
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