I'm not alone to have done this observation either. How The Guitar Gallery has become what it is today. What you'll find here and how it can happen. I cannot understand why they had the Cutler diamond inlay on the headstock. The scheme becomes less sure after 1987. The pickups are the original Aria ones. As far as I know this is the only footage about this particular guitar on the internet.
Through 1987, Aria guitars serial numbers represented the year of manufacturer as either the first one or first two digits of the serial number. Model number: A548 Serial Number: 1316 Made in Japan. If you do not agree with something someone else said, please either have a polite discussion or do not comment at all. Previous owner had no info on it. On AxVault, you can post your guitar collection and search, comment, and rate other members collections; get the latest collector and vintage guitar news and event information; connect, discuss, and share with other AxVault members worldwide. If you have a model that is poorly represented we always welcome good pictures and use whatever we can. In particular, the catalog scans have been grossly abused in this way.
If the digits are 81 or higher, you can likely pinpoint the week the guitar was made. As a subcontractor to Aria, Matsumoku manufactured most electric Epiphones made in Japan from 1970 through 1986 a few solid body electrics were made by other Japanese manufacturers and at least one model was made in Taiwan. Gibson restructured after being sold by Norlin and began to move its Epiphone production to other Japanese manufacturers and to Korea. This is a measure to combat trolling, ban-dodging, and spam. For example, a guitar made in 1978 might have the first two digits of 78 or the first digit of 8. Some top line and special edition guitars are still manufactured in Japan, however, most Aria guitars are now produced in Korea and China. Really low action without any buzz.
If you require warranty repairs please return the instrument with proof of purchase to an authorised Aria dealer to make a warranty claim. I need some info regarding my Aria Pro ll Mad Axe Bass Guitar. Pickups: Black Humbuckers of unknown make. Back in February I had the pleasure of meeting one of my bass idols and former Aria player, Billy Gould! It certainly makes a difference, but a great set of pickups, pots, and a solid nut and bridge setup. Matsumoku produced guitars, or parts of guitars, for,, Gakki, Kanda Shokai , , Nippon Gakki , and parent company of Gibson. The one I found on the internet with the same 147 serial number does not show the model number clearly on the photograph.
The owner is a 70 plus country player flat wounds that bought it new back in the 80s at another local music shop. I have not seen one in a long time, but the music store I used to buy from used to sell them in the early 80's. The mahogany looks to be two slices sandwiched together and the back piece appears to be butterflied, theres certainly a line down the middle. American owned Unicord contracted Matsumoku to build most of its and Westbury guitars. As information becomes available on specific brands and models, this is where you will find it. Of note is the serial number: 088047. It has the numbers 106544-1, stamped into the heel on the inside of guitar.
Please note we are unable to provide information on the following: Serial Numbers Instrument Valuations Wiring Diagrams Owners Manuals The owners manuals are available in 6 languages Please click on the flag below You may need Spec Sheets Specs on various Aria products Warranty Information Aria provides a limited lifetime warranty to the original owner on instruments purchased from an authorized Aria dealer. Here are the before, during, and after pics! Other neck plates were blank or simply had the word 'Japan' stamped on them. Although the pickups performed reasonably well, I have recently changed these for a pair of IronGear Rolling Mill handwound pickups from axetec. We'd love to see the gem you have found! Matsumoto Guitars, Guitar manufacturers in Matsumoto city in Japanese. Dating Aria Guitars Dating Aria guitars is a mix of fair precision and historical triangulation.
If it is 7 or Greater add 1970 to it and that is the year. Full version downloads available, all hosted on high speed servers. The Cliff Burton fans out there should know what the custom serial number on the back of the headstock means! Please don't contact us with general guitar questions as these are better suited to the 's forums. I don't think its an expensive guitar anymore but I've had it for a long time and it has a lot of sentimental value to me. Remember that everyone is a beginner at some point. It's in beautiful condition and the sounds is absolutely smooth.
Controls: Usual two volume, two tone. Please add a detailed description to posts and titles. Although I could have tried to say that in less prosaic terms! My money's on yours being a 1987 Korean-built example. Can't figure out the date of manufacture. They contained the date of manufacture. After taking it apart and asking friends, we came to the conclusion it was probably Terada made. I be wery happy for any answers.
The contributors did not go to all the trouble of scanning them in, cleaning them up, and posting them here simply to increase anyone's financial gains or enhance thier threads on other forums. Please add an in-depth description along with your link. All the information here is provided free of charge for all seeking it. Occasionally a special individual comes forward with additions, and hopefully you are one. But after a while I thought maybe it could be restored to its former glory. It won't be all that much, but they do play well and their sound is reasonably versatile - seen in the context of today's entry level market, that probably won't mean all that much. Because of the horrible routing, a black finish was the only way to go.
Apr 26, 2016 If the 1st Number is a 6 or Less ad 1980 to it and that is the year. Here is an interesting find thanks to various sleuths at Talkbass. If you cannot locate a serial number, chances are your guitar was manufactured before the mid-1970s. Matsumoku often preferred using Aria as its business agent, and many of Matsumoku's contracts were written by Aria with Matsumoku stated or implied as sub-contracted manufacturer. Shiro Arai's early Guyatone produced guitars displayed problems when exported caused by the dryer climates in America: bindings became unglued, backs split, and necks broke just below the headstock. Could anyone help me track this great sounding bass, please? Hello, I have a Vorg by Pearl that has 'open book' headstock with the split diamond inlay. Date for korean aria pro ii magna series of a serial number and fl-50 models before this one exists.