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AJL 503-XO #0912

Luthier: AJL
Model: 503-XO
Year: 2009
Serial #: 0912
Top: Spruce
Back and Sides: Brazilian rosewood
Neck: Walnut
Tuners: AJL
Tailpiece: AJL
Pickup: None
Owner: Adrian Holovaty
Location: Chicago, IL USA
YouTube:


Bought new from AJL by Adrian Holovaty, received Dec. 15, 2009.

This guitar is beautiful. AJL puts it through an aging process so that it looks and sounds like an old instrument. It has biting trebles and solid mids. Overall the tone is very “woody.”

One interesting bit about it: AJL aged the neck so that it has a grayish color. It’s super smooth/comfortable to play, with a “worn-in” feel to it.

The guitar was at Django in June in 2010, 2011 and 2012. It was at Djangofest Northwest in 2012. It’s been played at many gigs in Chicago, including dozens at the famous Green Mill jazz club.

Adrian has recorded several YouTube videos with it, including:

Unknown Costa Lukacs tune:

Sweet Talkin’ Guy:

Bistro Fada (Midnight in Paris waltz):

Honey Pie:

Coquette with Adrien Moignard:

Django’s Tiger with Gonzalo Bergara:

Swing 42 with Jason Anick and Antoine Boyer:

Here’s Joscho Stephan playing Django’s Tiger on it:

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