I got this guitar off Ebay for $265. Came with origional reciept and warrenty card.
This guitar is basically ARIA's version of the Les Paul. It has the same basic shape(slightly different) and all the same features. But the body is thinner and contured for comfort with a heal-less neck joint for easier accessabillity to the higher frets. The sound is big, full and rich. The feel is great, it practically plays itself.
There really isn't anything I don't like about this guitar. But now that I know how great it is, I feel that I want to get the "Anniversary" model which has a set neck as apposed to the bolt-on system that this one has.
Great quality. Solid construction. Has a 3 bolt, bolt on neck. I had my doubts about it at first but this guitar is now 3 years old and shows no sign of weakness. Also, a great looking see through blue finnish on a alder carved top body.
Its a great guitar. Great looks, great sound, great value. I have 6 guitars and this is my favorite. I have a lot of guitarist friends as well, and everyone who has played around with this guitar has had nothing but positive remarks about it.
Japanese scratching, I'd buy it without really knowing the brand, but that soon after I realized the "prestige" of that mark, after all, very interesting.
22 frets, 2 humbucker, 2 volume, 2 tone, and a micro selectuer.
Nice finish (mine is black satin, a bit messy, but it was I who wanted to), really no complaints. However, I changed the knobs brown translucent enough moldy cream for pimples at Fender, it fits more in the shade of the skyscrapers.
The guitar is well balanced, the handle slips alone, even if I am sweating hands. Not quite frankly, the neck is hyper-ergonomic, it happens very easily without acute bone fingers.
it still remains rather cumbersome.
The tuning is perfectly in place.
At her, I did not even have much time to look at other than the vox pathfinder amp, which has saturation really too "transistors." I'm not a purist either, the sound dirty and disgusting, it suits me very well, but still it is in the sweet melops folkisante, it passes.
The best is to try it in your config, to criticize a sound, it is difficult tjrs. For me, this guitar suits me perfectly.
it's been half a year than I have, and I love it as always. I had paid 230 euros, which is price to pay.
I passed through a reverb and sometimes a bit of tremolo, I'm happy. But really.