There's no Straight grain backs and sides for Selmer-size at the moment on woods-section. I'm laminating new ones at the moment, there will be quite nice sets available in two weeks......!
-I'll also try to make some new excetionally figured sets in following weeks, so keep checking the website !
Routed for binding.
Today was a special day, finishing three guitars to Finland !! All of them had special necks, -Aki's Gypsy-Fire with flamed maple, Peter's Turkish walnut and Jari's one of a kind flamed turkish walnut, neckwood chosen by his wife !
That's what it looks like. Fresh new AJL Olli Soikkeli Djangofest Northwest 2013 guitar, exceptionally figured laminated brazilian rosewood back & sides. - Win this guitar at www.djangofest.com,
Back and sides are glued together in this mold, come back tomorrow to check how it looks like when the mold is opened. - Win this guitar at www.djangofest.com,
After back and sides are glued together, body will be warnished inside using natural shellac. -After that, top will be glued in this same mold. Win this guitar at www.djangofest.com,
Clothespin day ! . - European guitars have different tradition on "kerflings", they're usually bent like sides or cut from leftover sides, so they already have almost right shape. after this edges will be trimmed and keflings will be routed to their "slanted" shape. More information about raffle www.djangofest.com
AJL Model Olli Soikkeli Northwest -2013 raffle guitar building started. - You can follow the building process here. On a picture you can see back braces already glued and I'm aligning label. Back and sides were already laminated half year ago. braces were also made couple of months ago. More information about raffle www.djangofest.com
AJL Model Olli Soikkeli Northwest -13 raffle. - Check for updates for more information here. visit also www.djangofest.com
After CITES paperworks, five guitars shipped to their new owners this week. XOs to Germany, Nebraska US, Lebanon and Sweden, one Gypsy Fire-model to Maryland US. Next week there will be one archtop ready to be shipped to Japan & one Model 503 to Sweden.
-a New batch of guitars is already under construction
Turenki tonefest, Turengin vanhalla asemalla, tunti Hesasta, -juna lähtee klo 12.19. Tampereelta ja Turusta myös kivenheiton päässä. La ja Su.
AJL-Gypsykitarat X-O Model Jazz ja 503. Gypsy-Fire D-hole. 17" archtop, 19" Master 400 + swingmaster mikrofonit kokeiltavana
Esittelee ja esiintyy Olli Soikkeli & Hot club de Finlande.
Again new backs & sides sets now available, check "Features" then go to "Woods" section
Guillame's guitar was glued today...straight grain Brazilian rosewood..!
Mitchell's guitar was glued today...straight grain Brazilian rosewood..!
Dave's guitar was glued today...subtly figured Brazilian rosewood..!
Ken's guitar was glued today...laminated Santos..!
Here's two pics of custom guitar shipped to customer in Tasmania some time ago. It has laminated flamed maple back & sides with genuine MOP D-hole rosette, fingerboard inlays & tailpiece insert. Nickel plated AJL-tuners and tailpiece.
New Selmer size backs and sides are already almost sold,..new ones coming...asap...!
Back to work,...final assembly for Olli's 17" sunburst archtop and custom Gypsy-fire model to Tasmania,..also new order to Lebanon !!,..this gypsyswing fever seems to get some new territories...and then starting new batch, it will include guitars to f.e Canada, Japan, Nebraska/USA, New York/USA...
Silentguitar prototype ready, nickel plated AJL tuners, Miller "Argentines" -model pickup,..sounds great with argentines, or flatwounds,..even to Ipad's garageband or Iphone with earpads,..practice home when wife and neighbours are sleeping...or on stage with real tube amp.
Today I have this new Silentguitar prototype on my workbench. Come and check it out in Samois festival
-The Idea came from my friend Kimmo Iltanen, who has loud AJL X-O and He lives in a flat in Helsinki and He wants to keep his neighbours calm. So He wanted a guitar to practice, it should feel like a gypsyguitar, but have NO SOUND,..
But We thought we might still want to have "electric" sound,..so "Model Argentines" Miller "Stimer"-style pickup and volume control is there for that. It has laminated archtop body in Favino-size and open back to reduce acoustic sound. Top will also have foam glued to it's vibrating area.