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. This Urchin was on our wanted list for far too long to let the opportunity slip by.

 

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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When Nr.2 Guitars was going out of business, we visited Piet a couple of times for a chat, and of course to see if he still had some little gems tucked away in the back. So when we saw this four guitar standard for sale which was originally built for Bo-El, we just had to have it. He also had this nice quirky Bach LP. It has a beautiful gold top, and Piet has enhanced the looks by putting a green DiMarzio humbucker in it. The yellow control knobs that he put on originally were a bit too much for our taste, so we replaced them with gold speed knobs. Although it isn't a very expensive instrument, it plays like butter and the DiMarzio helps it to sound great as well.

 

Specifications

Neck type Mahogany, set-in 
Fretboard Rosewood
Body Mahogany
Frets 21
Scale 628mm 
Tuners ?
Bridge Wrap-around bridge
Neck pu -
Middle pu -
Bridge pu DiMarzio humbucker
Color Gold Top
Hardware color Chrome
Manufactured Czech Republic
Bought New, 2019-10-04
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