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Reviews: Hagstrom D2H

9 March 2009 by: Justin Gareau One Comment

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Price paid : 500 $ cdn.

Purchased from: Melody Music

Features:  This guitar has a mahogany body, giving it good weight, but not unsupportable.  It’s sparkling blue color is beautiful and still as radiant today as the day it was purchased 2 1/2 years ago.  It has 22 frets, 2 hum-bucking pickups, a 3-way switch between your treble, middle and rhythm tone.  It’s look is basically the same as a Gibson Les Paul, same shape, single cutaway so you can get to the higher frets.

9/10

Sound:  It has good tone, and a nice sound.  Sure, the pickups might not pull as much as a Gibson, but for a quarter of the price, it’s more than enough to keep any musician happy.  Heck with the money you save buying this instead of a super high end guitar, you can splurge on high end pickups for your needs.

7.5/10

Action, playability:  I personally have never played a better guitar.  The action on it, is ridiculous.  I’ve tried the best guitar’s in the biggest stores I could find: american Strat’s, Gibson’s of all kinds, even some PRS’ and none of them come close except for very few PRS’ and good luck finding one under 2 thousand dollars.  It even brings shame to my Ibanez Jem.

9.5/10

Reliability:  Hasn’t let me down through any of the gigs I’ve done, just the strings.

8.5/10

Durability: Although I try to be careful, I do bump it and ding it from time to time, yet it wont even show a mark of use beyond the fingerprints on the glossy coat on the body.  It’s nice to know that any “scarring” on the guitar can be scrubbed off and shined till it’s brand new.

9/10

Overall:  It’s a beauty, inside and out.  Great sound, an even better playing guitar, and when you take into account the cost, well, you just won’t find better.  Search your local retailers for Hagstrom models because you don’t know what your missing!

9/10

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  • Rano Aarden said:

    I collect guitars and just picked up a hagstrom d2h for $250 used at guitars center, I like that it has some weight to it , but more so the action is really nice…out of the four lps I have this one is my favorite..I know hagstrom name for alot of years just don,t see to many, the country is flooded with epiphones

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