2012 AJL Model XO 2012 AJL Model XO AJL Nordic builder's top model with a heat treated top and vintage hardware! Arts & Entertainment ajl-xo Model XO 4000.00 DjangoBooks.com

2012 AJL Model XO

2012 AJL Model XO

Many are surprised to find that some of the best Selmer Maccaferri style guitars in the world are not built in Paris, but rather in the far north of Finland by the skilled luthier Ari-Jukka Luomaranta. Made famous by the legendary Swedish guitarist Andreas Oberg, AJL guitars have found their way into the hands of Gypsy jazz guitarists worldwide. AJL is known for his meticulous attention to detail, deep knowledge of traditional building techniques, and replica hardware which is second to none.

This is AJL's most popular model to date, the XO which features a special heat treated Thermotimber spruce top that simulates the tonal qualities of vintage instruments. Additionally, the guitar is antiqued with a vintage finish, reliced hardware, and faux dings, scratches, etc. The result is a guitar which looks and sounds like a mature sixty-year-old instrument.

The design is pure Selmer, with a 15 3/4" body, 670mm scale, spruce top, Indian rosewood back and sides, and a walnut neck with the traditional grafted headstock. This guitar is outfitted with AJL's beautiful vintage tailpiece and closed tuners. The interior is lacquered and the top features a heat bent pliage.

AJL certainly succeeded in making this instrument sound "old" as it has the clarity and dryness that one rarely hears in new instruments. Not often do I hear a new guitar that produces the strong, clear fundamentals that this one does. If you're looking for an instrument with definition and punch than this is it.

This guitar comes with one of AJL's amazing ultra slim, ultra strong flight cases. It's so small you'd hardly believe the guitar could fit in there...and is so strong that Andreas can stand on it with out damaging the guitar inside (I'm serious, he tried it).

This guitar looks like it has only a few hours of playing time on it. It is nicely discounted and is generally a nice deal as French made guitars with similar features easily run over $6K.

This is the CASH price...add 3% if you'd like to pay with a credit card. Add 4% for international credit card orders.

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Set Up Options (takes 2-4 weeks)
Install Clear Pick Guard ($60.00)
Install High Quality Ebony Tailpiece Ins ($40.00)
Set Up Special: Fret Dress, Custom Bridge, Restring, Tailpiece Leather, Adjust Action and Truss Rod ($215.00)
Install Strap Button in Heel and Endpin ($30.00)
Would you like a pickup installed?
No Pickup
Dupont Bigtone ($465.00)
Geronimo Mateos LC Pickup ($485.00)
K and K Pure Maccaferri ($280.00)
K and K Definity System ($240.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup ($245.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist (Includes Pre Amp) ($295.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist Plus 1 (Includes Pre Amp and 1 Thumbwheel Control) ($305.00)
Schatten HFN-S2 Pickup Artist Plus 2 (Includes Pre Amp and 2 Thumbwheel Controls ($310.00)
Guitar Specs
Brand AJL
Year 2012
Model Number Model XO
Serial Number 1711
Sound Hole Oval
Fret Neck 14 Fret
Condition Mint
Size 15 3/4"
Scale Length 670mm
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Top Spruce
Back and Sides Brazilian Rosewood
Neck Walnut
Fingerboard Ebony
Binding Ebony
Finish Antique
Tailpiece AJL Gold
Tuners AJL Gold
Action 3.3mm
Strings Argentine 1510
Case AJL
Pickup(s) None
Truss Rod Yes
Weight 4.35 lbs
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