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Neck to body Hagstrom Acoustic Guitars construction as deployed by Bjarton in the typical BJ12 or H33 or J45 acoustic models, both chrome tail and peg-bridge versions.


Taking a look inside a Bjarton Made Hagstrom you may see
a solid block coming down from the end of the neck.

This holds the neck solidly in place...


Here we see four bolt holes, in some this would be three, there were subtle variations on the design over the years, on deluxe models there would be a chromed plate on the back of the body with a serial number, on standard models the heads of the bolts could be seen quite clearly.

Now we see the block and the holes in perspective, with the front face of the guitar body, it's sound hole interrupted to receive the end of the neck when it slots closely into place.

Here a glimpse of the internal strutting and reinforcement.

In this one we see both the X braced top with another solid section near the tail, then on the close foreground where the strap holder screws into the solid block from the side of the body.


This was all that was needed to hold the slim neck right into the body.

Thanks goes to a recent seller of a standard spec B60 for the basis of these pictures.

The originals were supplied in response to some questions from a potential buyer.



It must be noted that there are variations on this method of construction, and some models have a traditional glued in neck with full heel curving into the side of the body (example at bottom of page). This design does however look very neat!

The two examples of the Hagstrom UK collection with shallow neck into body attachment purely from the bolts through the solid block. This allows playing right up into the body of the body more easily than with a full heel.

CLICK HERE or on the picture opposite to open the page with the two 12 string guitars H33 and BJ12 shown here >>>

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Or CLICK HERE to open the page
for the Hagstrom UK J45's,

Below is a rear view of a J45 previously owned by Jon Casselman
... Yes that other notable Bass man!

By comparison here is an early example likely early sixties, which has the full heel on glued the neck which can still be adjusted from the headstock:

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There's nothing like a REAL original Swedish made Hagstrom (and there are loads around), but if it 'floats your boat', or you can't find an original then who are we to say?

Plenty has been said already and
will be said forever forward probably.
Only you know what's right for you!