Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980
Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980

Aria Pro II LS-450 Black 1980

$721.00 Sale Save

Aria LS-450, black, made in Japan 1980. This is a great little LP, it punches so hard. Aria Pro II have a long and storied history; many of their earlier guitars like this were made at the famed Matsumoku plant that produced famous 'lawsuit' models by Ibanez and Yamaha. This is a pretty straight up copy of a Les Paul Standard; it's simple but beautifully executed and made by hand. The neck is slim and quick, it's straight and stable and generally an agreeable sort. There's plenty of unplugged volume (always a good sign) and the body seems to be the desirable combo of both unchambered but still light in weight. Plugged in, I was seriously impressed: this has heaps of chime and sparkle, balanced by a whole heap of punchy attack and a creamy, rich bass. It loves a bit of crunch, but cleans up remarkably well too. These still fly a little under the radar and can be picked up for a relative bargain, so nab yourself a saucy black Standard and strum some joy into the world.

Model: Aria Pro II LS-450
Made: Japan, Matsumoku plant, 1980 approx (no serial)
Finish: gloss black
Body: mahogany, maple cap
Weight: 3.985kg
Neck: mahogany, rosewood board, 12" radius, 24.75" scale, slim 60s profile
Mods: pickup covers removed, guard replaced, knob markers replaced
Pickups: Aria AL-VX2 humbucker x2
Case: basic non original gig bag

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge as well as some scuffs on the back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, just a few dimples on the back. The back has widespread light scuffs and dimples, no major marks though. The sides have dimples and small dents in the elbow area around past the knobs, plus a tiny chip on the bottom horn. The front is pretty clean, just a few dimples around theback edge and elbow area as well as some standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10)

Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have a bit of normal wear but don't need immediate attention, 7/10 for fret life left. No headstock breaks. Wearing fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.

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