Every once in a while you run into a guitar from an unknown manufacturer and sometimes they look impressive enough that you want to have it, just to find out more about it. So we arrange the purchase of this Aiglon on the same day we spot it online. Quite by accident there was another ad for three lefty Aiglons, so we wrote to that seller asking about the brand. Anyone selling three lefties at the same time must be either a fan or the manufacturer himself. The latter he was not, but he did know that Aiglons were made by Gert, a Belgian luthier worked at a wholesaler's but also used to create his own instruments. In 1992-1993 he made only a handful of these Aiglons. Its lacquer has faded a bit but it's still a nice shade of green with a cool burst.

 

Specifications

Neck type Maple, bolt-on 
Fretboard Rosewood
Body  
Frets 24 medium
Scale 648mm 
Tuners ?
Bridge Floyd Rose licensed
Neck pu single coil
Middle pu -
Bridge pu humbucker
Color Emerald Burst
Hardware color Gold
Manufactured Belgium, 1993
Bought 2nd hand, 2015-02-20
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On a friday afternoon.

 

Specifications

Neck type Maple 3-piece, bolt-on 
Fretboard Rosewood
Body Ash, contoured 
Frets 22 Jumbo 
Scale 630mm 
Bridge Die Cast (Ray) through-body 
Neck pu Protomatic V 
Middle pu
Bridge pu Protomatic V 
Color See-thru Blue 
Hardware color Chrome 
Manufactured Japan, 1982 
Bought 2nd hand, Deventer, 2013-01-11
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This Japanese thunderbolt Star from the eighties is very cool, and it reminded us of the Inazuma that we unfortunately had already sold by the time we found this one. That was a shame, because it would have been an excellent pair to showcase in the living room.

 

Specifications

Neck type Maple, bolt-on 
Fretboard Rosewood
Body ?
Frets 22 Medium
Scale ?
Tuners ?
Bridge Die Cast (Ray) Through-body
Neck pu Matsumoko MMK-45 humbucker
Middle pu -
Bridge pu Seymour Duncan SH-8B Invader humbucker
Color Black with Thunderbolt
Hardware color Gold
Manufactured Japan, 1982
Bought 2nd hand, 2018-01-26
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Specifications

Neck type Mahogany, set neck, heel-less cutaway
Fretboard Rosewood
Body Mahogany with quilted maple laminated top
Frets 22
Scale 628mm 
Tuners ?
Bridge Aria original SPT bridge and QH tailpiece
Neck pu PHSA-N (Alnico V) humbucker
Middle pu -
Bridge pu PHSA-N (Alnico V) humbucker
Color Honey Burst
Hardware color Gold
Manufactured  
Bought New, 2012-04-28
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Specifications

Neck type Mahogany, neckthru
Fretboard Ebony
Body Mahogany with quilted maple top
Frets 22 Jumbo
Scale 628mm 
Tuners Grover Super Rotomatics
Bridge Tonepros Tune-o-matic
Neck pu Rockfield SWV
Middle pu -
Bridge pu Rockfield SWV
Color Trans Amber
Hardware color Chrome
Manufactured China
Bought New, 2012-10-23
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