The TA61 was manufactured from 1985 t in 1987 in Japan, these versions are identifiable by their varnishes "narural" or "blonde" then core until 1992. It is a true hollow box RALIS e in a very beautiful essence of maple.
It has the same configuration as the gibson and a golden bridge tailpiece.
Ct electronics, there are two alnico PAF and a variatone for absolute poluvalence.
The frets are quite high compared a strat but it allows a very accuracy of all intonation. The neck is thinner than the Gibson 335 and much faster.
Its competitor of the era was the piphone Cheratone but it is the aria Suprieure in terms of quality. It is also much more modern in its design. You can play very fast and long without harm to piognet and fingers.
The guitar is just beautiful, especially in its finish Blonde.
But it is not only beautiful, unlike the current Chinese and even the Gibson guitar that are often very very poor quality (for the price) since 1984, TA 61 offers sonnorits tr s vintage and bonnifie time.
The variatone six positions will exit the Blues to go tter funk and acoustic.
The neck pickup is really captivating! We shudder ... In intermediary position, you can play vintage rock, solos the shadows.
The bridge pickup lacks a little thick, but you can turn it into an advantage if one wants to play Chuck Berry or rock'n'roll.
Saturation mode, sounds are downright sublime, it is easy to take for Carlos Santana.
Let's come to variatone. Before buying BP 61, I possdais a standard strat, a Takamine electro-acoustic and Les Paul studio.
Because or thanks to the variatone that the conjugate 3 position selector offers 18 sonnorits either fender or gibson o very acoustic and even really Jazz, one comes to wonder why possesder several guitar. Let me explain, in my case I do not play with the aria in concert, which allows me to not lug around 3 fly box with me!
This guitar does my fourth instrument and will definitely be my last. Buy 799 euros in a vintage guitar shop, I do not think this guitar would fit my skin. However, Caution "TA 61" is an Aria Pro 2, so beware of reditions under the "ARIA" that are cute and China between 450 and 800 euros depending on the model ... TA 61 is a perfect instrument, most poitilleux change the easel microT by PAF di Marzio, and for barely 800 euros, you want the guitar of a lifetime. Caution fan of trash or FM rock refrain, the old lady of character!