The first guitar that I have owned and consequentely, the first guitar that I learned on was an old 80s Aria Pro II RS. I've recentely bought an Aria Pro II Mad Axe from the early 90s. Sadly, it's missing the original whammy bar
, I'm going to have to track down a gold whammy that fits in the tremelo (threaded one, not sure on size, 6mm?). The original humbucker was also swapped for a Kent Armstrong HSDE-1 by the last owner but unfortunately they drilled a new hole in the pickguard. I may have to get a new pickguard custom made. Also, all the gold equipment is quite tarnished and not very pretty close up. Any ideas what I could use to clean it up? Finally, I'm having some problems with the electronics on the guitar, I'll post in the guitar rack forum and hopefully somebody can help me.
The other one is of course an Eric Johnson
Strat, I'm not sure of the year, probably 2005 or 2006? I can't find an accurate way to check the dates on the serial numbers for those. All in all, probably one of the nicer strats available that's not a custom shop strat. Love the tinted maple neck and also, it's a unique headstock among all other strats that requires no string tree.