Model VSOP

Model VSOP

VSOP is available for Model Jazz, Model 503 and D-hole "Maccaferri" models.


Model VSOP has all same fatures as Model XO, except back & sides are made of laminated old stock Indian rosewood, instead of brazilian rosewood.

Heat-treated European spruce top


Original grafted headstock.

Distressed relic finish

"Thermotimber" is a heat treatment procedure for wood, usually used for construction and carpentry woods. Tampere University of Technology, Luthiery department of Ikaalinen School of Arts and Crafts and a company named "Suomen Ekopuu" has developed a special heat treatment procedure which is suitable for tonewoods. The normal "Thermotimber" procedure has some unwanted side effects for tonewood (decreasing elasticity, decreasing bending strength and colour changes). Certain special modifications to the procedure give many great advantages including increasing the speed of sound and resulting in a lighter weight, These can be reached without any unwanted effects mentiioned above.

On X-O, the relic finish is done with a water-based stain straight to wood, natural shellac and very slight amount of nitrocellulose to neck, back and sides. No sealers or fillers are used. Compared to a normal finish, vibrating mass is reduced, and the guitar is more sensitive, clear and crispy. It really feels like an old Selmer.

Neck is reinforced with two carmbonfiber plates & two-way adustable truss-rod

Technical data

Scale length: 640 mm or 670 mm on short scale
Body size: 410 mm at lower bout
Top: Solid European spruce
Back & sides: Hand laminated straigh-grain Indian rosewood
Neck: Three piece European walnut with original headstock joint, two unidirectional carbonfiber rods
Neck dimensions: 45 mm at the 0-fret, 57 mm at the 14 th fret OR 48 - 60 on short scale D-hole guitars
Fingerboard: Ebony, MOP-dots
Tuners: Selmer-style AJL-tuners
Truss-rod: Two-way adjustable
Frets: Jescar (18% N/S Hard Height 1,40mm Width 2.290 mm)


PRICE 4300 eur with Handmade AJL Fiberglass case - 3677 tax-free   (+ shipping)

  • AJL Model VSOP
  • AJL Model VSOP top
  • AJL Model VSOP back