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PostPosted: Tue 08 Dec 2015 10:09 AM 
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Don't know how I missed this listing.
What a beauty! :love:
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-guitar/city-of-toronto/aria-pro-ii-pe-inspire/1122285661?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Seller has done his homework and is asking CAN$1,100 or, he'll trade for a Fender Jaguar/Jazzmaster/Tele ! :no:

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PostPosted: Tue 08 Dec 2015 10:27 AM 
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It is very pretty but it looks funny. The neck is set 1 fret too deep compared to the brochure. It moves everything back in the body.
I know, :cry: lol

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PostPosted: Fri 11 Dec 2015 07:56 AM 
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If you are interested, double check with the seller... it could be the Korean version of the PE Inspire (it looks slightly different from the Japanese models that I've seen (and the Japanese one I own)).

Other than that the PE Inspire is one of the nicest guitars Aria released in the last 30 years.


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PostPosted: Sat 12 Dec 2015 12:14 AM 
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Found a link to a review of the Korean version of the PE Inspire from a British magazine in 2008:

http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/guita ... pire-24890

Unfortunately not many pictures, but the main visual difference is a black centre stripe on the back of the neck of the Japanese PE Inspire and the location of the serial number is different. Actually the Japanese PE Inspire is fitted with Gotoh HAPM locking tuners, not the tuners shown in the listing. I never played the Korean version, but if the neck is set in differently from the brochure, that would be the fourth visual difference.
Actually the knobs on my PE Inspire are dark amber and not as light coloured as the one in the listing and the review, but that could be just due to availability of parts.


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