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PostPosted: Mon 26 Feb 2018 07:42 AM 
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First, I'm new to this forum. Thanks to the maintainers/admins for providing this resource!

I accidentally picked up an Aria Pro II RS Road Warrior in 2016 which started me on the path to now owning six 80's Aria Pro II's and one Quest Atak. In particular I've really enjoyed the three ZZ's I have. I haven't put a ton into being certain about the models and years yet and I've been coming to this site for a while. I thought it is about time to contribute some pictures if I can since information is scarce but before doing so I guess it is good to make sure I know what I have =)

I have an Aria Pro II ZZ which I believe is an '85 ZZ Bladerunner KV. But I'm not 100% sure. I came to this conclusion based on the "5" serial number and a variety of catalog listings. It has a Kahler trem and the thick rails type humbuckers. Here is a link to the guitar I posted a while ago on my site where I've also listed a bunch of the specs. I'm just not sure I have all the details right.

A more general question: assuming the serial number correlates to the year it was made, if a serial number is '85 would that make it an '86 catalog model? Do serial number years and catalog years usually correspond? Or is there a general rule like "anything after June is next year's model"?

Thanks in advance!

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