Blitz by Aria Pro II Leopard BLP-450 Purple burst 2016
Blitz Leopard BLP-450, honeyburst, made in Korea 2016. What a finish! Blitz is a sub-brand of long revered Japanese builders Aria Pro II; they released a line of Gibson style guitars made offshore to a brilliant standard and sold them exclusively to the Japan market. This is the LP Standard style offering; so you get a sweet flame maple cap and the traditional hardware. It adds up really well in the hands; the build quality is excellent and the hardware is sturdy. The slim 60s style neck is a fast friend; it feels sturdy in the hands and never makes you work too hard. This cranks out a creamy, sparkling take on the classic LP tone; it's got a good set of pickups and punches well past it price in terms of tone. The purple: oh boy, it looks killer. The burst lets the flame show through proudly and the purple radiates a certain majestic aura... what a time to be alive. You can't really go wrong here, this would be good value at twice the price and it's surely born for the stage.
Model: Blitz by Aria Pro II 'Leopard' BLP-450
Made: Korea, 2016 approx (serial 6160101151)
Finish: purple burst over flame maple, gloss poly
Body: nato (asian mahogany, flame maple veneer
Neck: nato, rosewood board
Pickups: Aria MH-1C humbucker x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock and neck are pretty clean. The back has a couple of dimples on the top edge in the elbow area. The sides are pretty clean, just some light scuffs near the jack. The front is pretty clean, just some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have very little wear, 9/10 for fret life left. No headstock breaks. Wearing fresh 10/52 Moonshiners strings.