The objective in the Serpentine build was versatility.


Having played Les Pauls, SG's and 335's for years, a seed had long been planted to combine elements of all 3 in the form of a large bodied blues /rock guitar with plenty of bite and sustain, raw growl and refinement.


Our very first guitar build, the Serpentine holds a special place in ASO history. We liken it to an Orville Gibson era prototype from back in the day. Old-world charm combined with rock solid build quality and some truly unique accents. 


The Serpentine is has been meticulously handcrafted by Luthier Pete Storey and is one-of-a-kind. 

Custom mahogany vibrola
Custom mahogany vibrola


  • 24.75 scale  

  • 2 piece chambered African wenge / mahogany body

  • Traditional plantation mahgonay rear cap with Wenge skunk stripes

  • 12 degree radius ebony fretboard

  • Mahogany fret marker inlays

  • Signature ASO headstock profile

  • Classic "C" shaped Les Paul style neck profile

  • Set neck with Wenge heel plate

  • Chemically etched brass ASO Moth emblem


  • Hand-wound, Australian made Brierly B90 pickups

  • Gotoh Tune-O-Matic adjustable bridge in nickel finish

  • Vibrola tailpiece with custom Wenge Arthur Street Objects styling

  • Switchcraft 3 way pickup selector switch

  • CTS 500k volume / volume / tone / Gibson gold top hat knobs

  • Tuners: Grover "Sta-tite" 3 per side

  • 22 Jumbo frets 

  • Nut: Graphtech TUSQ 11 1/16

  • Brass strap buttons