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Bjärton J-45
1963 Hagström catalog

1965 catalog

1966 catalog

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1966 Hagström catalog

1967 Hagström catalog

1968 Hagström catalog

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1971 catalog


Body width: 410 mm.
Body length: 510 mm.
Body depth: 120 mm.
Scale length: 630 mm.
Spruce top.
Maple sides.
Mahogany back.
4-ply bound top.
Single-bound back.
Pin bridge.
Adjustable truss rod.
Single-bound fingerboard with block inlay.
Individual tuners.
Sunburst finish.
10 year warranty.

Offered in two versions:
Fully acoustic (J-45) or with pickup and controls (J-45 EL).

Available for export under the Hagström brand.
Marketed in Canada and the U.S.A. as Hagström H-45.

Introduced: ca 1963 as Bjärton J-45 Western or Jumbo J-45

Earliest known example: 36779 (1963)
48694 (1964) - (Hagström) - (changed tuners, España label)
54133 (1964) - (Hagström J-45 EL)
79362 (1966) - (Hagström)
86317 (1967) - (J-45 EL)
87802 (1967) - (J-45 EL)

ca 1967:

Mahogany sides.
Pickup moved to soundhole (J-45 EL).
Changed pickguard shape.
Adjustable bridge.
Hagström tailpiece.
Bolt-on neck.
Truss rod adjustable from body end.
String retainer bar.
Unbound fingerboard with bass side block inlay.

93424 (1967) - (Hagström)

ca 1968:

Changed pickguard shape.
No string retainer bar.
Single-bound fingerboard with centered block inlay.

120947 (1971) - (Hagström) - (changed tuners)
128278 (1972) - (J-45 EL)
Latest known example: 137575 (1973) - (Hagström)