Aria Pro II
Aleksey liked finding viable alternatives to the iconic guitars such as Gibson Les Paul. A great example of those are Aria Pro II guitars in his collection: PE-R60 and its slightly up-scale sister PE-R80. Built in the early 80s in Japan in response to the Gibson's apparent fall in quality of their flagship LP models. As with cars and electronics, the Japanese showed the world again how to build products that function and look great at a fraction of a cost of their USA counterparts. The two models are almost identical in looks and functions, modulo the cosmetics and non-critical functional updates. Thus, we provide the specs only for the upper-scale one. The guitars are versatile and ergonomic with their flexible hum-bucker coil split switches, a well-designed headstock, and the heelless neck-to-body joint. In many ways, these guitars are superior even to the LP custom models.
Listen to Aria Pro in Aleksey's solo in the video of Baddest Blues (Beth Hart cover).
== Aria Pro II PE-R80
Made in Japan
Body: Maple Arched Top and Back, Mahogany Center
Neck: Maple, Set-Neck, Heel-Less Cutaway, 14 Pitched Head
Number of Frets: 22
Scale Length: 628mm (24-3/4 inches)
Pickups: Original CLASSIC POWER Humbucking x 2
Controls: Volume x 2, Tone x 1, Dual Sound SW x 2, PU Selector SW x 1
Tailpiece: Aria Original SPT Bridge and QH Tailpiece
Finish: SBR (Stained Brown), SR (See-Through Red), JB (Japan Brown)