I picked up a Japanese market Aria Pro II Les paul knock-off awhile back and was wondering if there are any other fans out there. Mine's from 1980 and is sort of a bastard copy of late 70's Gibson. It has a small headstock and long neck tenon with a pancake body and 3 piece maple neck (thin profile like late 70's LPs) It also has fret-edge binding. It was a little shrill with the stock Dimarzio in the bridge so I stuck in a Duncan Antiquity and it really sings. All in all I'm pretty impressed for the price.