Previous owner had no info on it. I reckon Jovino has it - it's not a faker. Pickguard attachment is angled, which I haven't seen elsewhere. I don't see any string trees, does your headstock have a backwards slant as well? Failing to abide by this will result in a ban. Contact mods if you have a complaint. It is an Aria, Model A544 and Serial Number ooo41.
Sounds and looks amazing, has a perfect hardshell case. Really low action without any buzz. It's definitely made in Japan. . It's unfortunate that their downmarket spiral didn't stop there either - they produced some really dire junk in the late 90s, before finally moving to China and doing much better quality reissues of some of the classic designs - although still not quite as good as the originals. The wood is absolutely beautiful with no scratches or mars.
The top of the headstock is not like any Aria shape I've seen from the 80s - compare it to the black headstock I linked. No image yet Model Image Finish colors Number of strings Finish effects Made in Scale length Configuration 1995 to 1999 No image yet black finish, blue finish, red finish 6 strings - - - - 1995 to 1999 blue finish, red finish 6 strings sunburst finish, transparent finish Korea 25. I have not been there in a long time, but the owner used to be the Aria manufactures rep for the San Francisco Bay Area back then. Dave from Louisiana - I just got a 5102G at a pawn shop i Austin with serial number 962667 that came off the line two guitars before yours! Higher than current Epiphones for sure. Long Island City in Queens, New York.
I can't find any markings or serial numbers on it. The Matsumoku Company were the General Motors of Guitars. They're quite nicely made, but nothing really special, pickups are pretty characterless, and pots are garbage. I know it's older then 1985. One from 1981 might begin with 1. Not even a bit rust on the screws.
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. While trawling the internet I came across an Aria with the same serial number as mine. One night one of them switched to an Aria. Thus 9628 would be from the 28th week of 1996. Traded it straight up for a top of the line Ibanez 5 string since I was doing drop D tunings like crazy - plastic knobs, etc. On the other hand, their high-end guitars were some of best guitars ever made. As always, anyone contributing will most definitely get credit for their work! I Wonder if anyone can tell me a litle about the guitar.
Furthermore, I was wondering what a fair resale value it would bring. My understanding is that the serial numbers for Korean Aria Pro 2's follows the same rules as for the Epiphones. This site does not and will not cover any others. That one you were looking at is newer. Smyrna, Ottoman Empire now zmir, Turkey, where Greek founder Anastasios Stathopoulos made his own fiddles and lutes oud, laouto. Thus, a guitar from 1979 might begin with 79. America were different than these ones.
!! Cartney Texan was produced in 2. You get what you pay for. That would be a 90's era Korean made Aria Pro. It is a beautiful piece, and like all his instruments it is in mint condition. I tent to believe that my guitar is genuine 1979. It has Bolt on neck just 3 bolts. It's a little hard to find much information about the modern company.
The one I found on the internet with the same 147 serial number does not show the model number clearly on the photograph. Locating and dissecting the serial number is a great first step in identifying the manufacture date of an Aria guitar. What a shame, just goes to show that passion of ours is such a minority financial interest in the great economic scheme of things. I was wondering if I could get some help? He recently passed away and I'm helping my blind Mother to sell his instruments because she needs the money, and none of us can play them any way. I don't have definitive information that production continued in Japan before '88, but it seems a fair assumption to make in the circumstances. You didn't tell us the serial but the first or most likely the 3rd digit in the serial should be 9, which confirms 1979 even further although the guarantee card is proof enough.
Also note that this is one of the most beautiful guitars ever built. The seller is from my city, so I can test the guitar before buying it. There is no information as to why this occurred. They also flooded the market with low-end, bolt on neck, cheap priced Urchin models U60, U70, and Deluxe. It also has the volute as mine did. Related Instruments: Hello i recently acquired an Aria Diamond body that was gutted the only way i knew what it was is because of a label on the inside of it but where it say serial number it is blank i really want to rebuild it but need to know what model it is so i can get the right parts for it any help would be greatly appreciated I don't know how to post pictures but I can if somebody tells me how thank you Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my request.
They are no reproduction or replacement parts anywhere. Acoustics are covered only in the catalog scans. Remember that everyone is a beginner at some point. Quel est le modèle particulièrement de ta Cardinal? The owner is a 70 plus country player flat wounds that bought it new back in the 80s at another local music shop. Plays great but comparing with a 80's Leopard and a 75's Greco I had the sound is not that. I'm just looking for exact model and wiring diagram cause when I plugged it in all I got was a bunch of noise. It has only been in the last few years that the high-end Matsumoku Factory built guitars have become highly sought after by collectors due to their special features, 5 piece neck-thru body design, ebony fretboards and top build quality.