Blitz by Aria Pro II 'Leopard' BLP-SLP Yellow 2014
Blitz by Aria BLP-SLP, made in Korea 2014 (I think!), gloss TV yellow. The 'Blitz' brand is a little offshoot of Aria, only really marketed in Japan and offering simple Gibson style stuff. This has pretty obviously taken it's inspiration from a Les Paul Special; hence the two P90-style pickups and tune-o-matic and stoptail bridge combo. It's nicely put together: tidy frets, nice finish work, reasonable quality hardware etc. The pickups crank out a thick, juicy warm growl with a nice open top end; if you're after that soapbar sound, this certainly does the trick. The yellow finish lacks not for visual volume, but hey, it's rock and roll right? If you're after a guitar for punk or grungy stuff, this is certainly a punchy little pal.
Model: Blitz by Aria Pro II 'Leopard' BLP-SLP
Made: Korea, 2014 (serial 6141001466, not verified)
Finish: yellow, semi transparent gloss poly
Neck: nato, rosewood board
Mods: tuners, truss cover and pickup covers replaced
Pickups: Aria APS-9 single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock is pretty clean, just some extra holes from when machine heads were replaced. Neck is pretty clean with no major marks. The back has a couple of very light scuffs but no major marks. The sides have no major marks, just some dimples on the shoulder and near the jack. The front has no major marks, just a couple of dimples behind the bridge and some light play scratches 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.