AJL Guitars / Model 503 / Guitar For Sale
Few of us know that the legendary guitar which used to reside in the Paris Conservatory museum - the Selmer no. 503 once owned and played by Django Reinhardt - was braced in a slightly different way to other oval holes from the era. In comparison with the Standard oval-hole guitar, Model-503 offers a little more bass response as well as a mellower high end.
Same outlook and details, specs and options as Model Jazz, they only differ sound wise.
Available with laminated Indian rosewood or laminated Brazilian rosewood back and sides. Natural, aged or Vintage tinted. Stock Schaller or Selmer style AJL-tuners. ALSO as X-O version.
Scale length: 670 mm
Body size: 410 mm at lower bout
Top: Solid European spruce
Back and sides: Hand laminated rosewood or maple
Neck: three piece European walnut with original crafted headstock
Neck dimensions: 45 mm at the 0-fret, 57 mm at the 14th fret
Fingerboard: Ebony wih abalone dots
Truss-rod: Two-way adjustable
Frets: Dunlop 6105
Finish: Nitrocellulose, "Natural", "aged" or "Vintage"
AJL Guitars, Finland
AJL-Guitars are handbuild in Finland by Master luthier Ari-Jukka Luomaranta. AJ has been specialized in Gypsyguitars long time, but also builds archtops. He is also known as guitarplayer and producer.
AJL Premium-class Gypsyguitars are known worldwide, they're built traditionally and are very close to original Selmer guitars from 30's and 40's.
His model X-O is said to be closest to original Selmer than any other guitar.
Modern technology is used to make wood sound like old. They're played by many top gypsyjazz players.
Special service - select your own brazilian rosewood
AJ is know to be specialized brazilian rosewood. Check the website at http://www.ajl-guitars.com/woods.html You can see current selection of laminated backs & sides and choose yours - and the guitar will be built for you from that particular wood.
His brazilian rosewood is CITES proven "pre-copnvention" stock, and You always get CITES paperwork with your guitar, and you will not end up in troubles with it !
Guitars are also built with backs & sides in Pao Ferro, Maple & Indian rosewood.
Guitars also always include Handmade AJL-Fiberglass case, for archtops, some exclusive options for cases too at http://www.ajl-guitars.com/case.html
Guitars are very seldom available on stock, waiting list usually from three months to one year
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