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PostPosted: Mon 02 Mar 2020 04:47 AM 
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I have a PE B&G that i bought some years ago. It has a Kahler tremlo that almost certainly wasn't on the guitar from the factory.
In the hardcase that came with the guitar i found a black quick hook tailpiece and spt bridge. The knobs is the same type as on the PE-R80.
Apparently the guitar has been modified, or isn't it a real B&G.
The big mystery is that there isn't any serial number on the back of the headstock or anywhere else on the guitar. There is no sign that
indicates that the guitar or part of it has been refinished. Can it be a post Matsumoku guitar?
Has anyone else seen a Aria Pro II without a serial number?
This one baffles me.


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Mar 2020 01:55 PM 
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Welcome!
To my knowledge, there were a few things about the B&G that differed from any other PE.
I've never seen a Kahler on one but I don't know that it wasn't an option. The tail should be all black with gold screws/inserts. The bridge should be black with gold screws/inserts and saddles.
The fact they're in the case tells me the Kahler isn't factory.
Until recently, I've always seen them with the black tapered knobs with the white spot. In the last year or so I've seen some with gold speed knobs. I personally prefer the black ones but I can't say the gold ones are wrong. I've always seen them with split inlays on the fretboard until recently.
Pics would help if you can.

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