This variation on Michael Schenker's V is better than the original, as far as we're concerned: it does have the cool black and white halves, but not the ugly pickguards. Nice and clean, just black and white.

Specifications

Neck type Maple, set-in
Fretboard Rosewood
Body Alder
Frets 22 Medium
Scale ?
Tuners ?
Bridge Aria ACT-3 tremolo
Neck pu Aria Hot Blade humbucker
Middle pu -
Bridge pu Aria Hot Blade humbucker
Color Black/White
Hardware color Chrome
Manufactured Japan, 1985/1986
Bought 2nd hand, 2018-01-31
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We traded this nice Urchin for our Aria Pro II Star with a visitor from the site. We were sad to see the Star go, but since we had already let go of its cousin Inazuma as well, it was less painful.

 

Specifications

Neck type Maple, bolt-on 
Fretboard Rosewood
Body Alder with flamed maple top
Frets 22
Scale 650mm 
Tuners ?
Bridge Vibrato unit
Neck pu Protomatic-V humbucker
Middle pu -
Bridge pu Warman Destroyer 12 pole humbucker
Color Red-Black Sunburst
Hardware color Gold
Manufactured Japan, 1983
Bought 2nd hand, 2019-04-21
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One of us thinks this guitar closely resembles a leftover piece of wood, and the other is happy just when looking at this big piece of shiny red wood. Thankfully, the latter is the one playing the guitar, so that's alright then.

We bought this one at Nr. 2's, after having struck out at a couple of auctions. Fortunately, Don P. was able to get this one for us. We would have preferred a sunburst, but it's a good thing we like red a lot, too.

 

Specifications

Neck type Mahogany, set-in
Fretboard Ebony
Body Mahogany with flamed and spalted maple top
Frets 22 Jumbo
Scale ?
Tuners ?
Bridge Tune-o-matic
Neck pu BaCH humbucker
Middle pu -
Bridge pu BaCH humbucker
Color Transparent Red
Hardware color Chrome
Manufactured Czech Republic
Bought New, 2018-09-01
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Our weakness for early 80's Japanese guitars got the better of us when we saw this one. How can you not love the Tobacco Brown burst and those pointy bits? Well, we do. 

 

Specifications

Neck type Maple, bolt-on 
Fretboard Rosewood
Body Alder
Frets 22 medium
Scale 650mm 
Tuners ?
Bridge 2-way bridge-tailpiece
Neck pu Matsumoko Protomatic-V humbucker
Middle pu -
Bridge pu Matsumoko Protomatic-V humbucker
Color Tobacco Brown
Hardware color Chrome
Manufactured Japan, 1983
Bought 2nd hand, 2017-03-01
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So what do you do when the music store you thought would be nice to visit is actually just a collection point for a webstore? Turns out, going to Huub Boel's in Zutphen (where the store used to be back in 2013) to check out his Bo-El guitars is the best thing to do. The store is actually just the front room of a terraced house bursting with cool guitars. The walls were covered with Bo-El's, both new and used, and some older Shine models. We hang around for about two hours, talking to Eelco, the ever so enthusiastic and knowledgeable tech and salesman, drinking coffee and tea and playing some of the guitars. All guitars look awesome and sound even better. We would have very much loved to take one home immediately, but they were a bit beyond our budget. However, it was just our luck that when we visited Meibergen the week after, this second-hand Amsterdam Cherry beauty was looking for a new owner.

Specifications

Neck type Hardrock Maple, set neck
Fretboard Rosewood
Body 2 parts Ash carved top
Frets 24 Jumbo
Scale 647.7mm 
Tuners ?
Bridge Wilkinson Pro Edge
Neck pu Bo-el HB-SD/6 humbucker
Middle pu -
Bridge pu Bo-el HB-SD/6 humbucker
Color Amsterdam Cherry
Hardware color Chrome
Manufactured Netherlands
Bought 2nd hand, 2013-02-02
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