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. This article needs additional citations for. I be wery happy for any answers. American owned Unicord contracted Matsumoku to build most of its and Westbury guitars. We are not here to make you more popular. Gibson decided to remarket it toward jazz players and changed the tailpiece to one from a Riviera, and the pickups to mini-humbuckers. Louis Music Company imported Matsumoku built.
I just bought a used Aria guitar. All are showing some wear to the gold finish. Yes the neck is pretty thin towards the nut. Through 1987, aria started using serial number resources to a pro ii' and models before this. In the mid 70's, serial numbers began to be used. Matsumoku could not afford to buy itself out of Singer and in 1987, closed down. Aria reserves the right to use current technology and materials available to make an effective repair instrument.
I cannot understand why they had the Cutler diamond inlay on the headstock. Long tenon glued into the body with two additional screw fixings within the neck pickup cutout. All transportation costs and insurance are the sole responsibility of the owner of the instrument. The models I've linked below share the same body shape, 24 frets, same general pickguard shape and headstock shape. Hopefully someone around here has more knowledge of this. By the early 1970s, Matsumoku had begun using computer numerical controlled mills, routers, and lathes, one of the first guitar makers to do so. I have an Aria Custom guitar serial number 1522 model number.
Sold Matsumoku-built Skylark guitars through its catalog division. I think you've been sold a fake, you ought to contact the seller asap. However, Guyatone could not meet Arai's production requirements, and in 1964, Arai and Company contracted musical instrument manufacturing with Matsumoku. You are looking at a plywood body with a veneer top. 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. No serial number anywhere on this guitar.
If you would like to be considered for our whitelist, message the mods! Can you tell me anything about this guitar? Determine whether your guitar's first two digits are 81 or higher. As far as I know this is the only footage about this particular guitar on the internet. The mahogany looks to be two slices sandwiched together and the back piece appears to be butterflied, theres certainly a line down the middle. Dating Aria Guitars Dating Aria guitars is a mix of fair precision and historical triangulation. Yours looks the other way around.
Matsumoku also built amplifier cabinets and wooden cabinets for audio and television makers. Thus, it was an unexpected good offer in the view point of Matsumoku, he said It was in 1963. Matsumoku stopped building Aria Pro or anything else in 1987, and I would expect that economic conditions would have meant that only the higher-end Arias would have continued being Japanese-made. I don't remember his name, but I'm sure he could tell you a lot. It was a family-owned woodworking business that specialized in building and.
AxVault not only features news, videos, wikis, and guitar collections from top manufacturers like Fender, Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Ramirez, and Guild, but also, find many unique one of a kind guitars from boutique manufactures like Benedetto, Godin, Yari, M. Information about Matsumoku's contribution to guitar making is better known now due in large part to the Internet. On further inspection, under the Aria logo on the headstock, I could clearly see professionally filled in was a Greco name. I'm not alone to have done this observation either. I reckon Jovino has it - it's not a faker. This means no linking to anything that is commerce related, your blog, web site, bandcamp, facebook, instagram, snapchat, twitter, etc.
I have recently changed the pickups to a Seymour Duncan Lil' 59 in the neck and a Jeff Beck in the bridge. Gibson restructured after being sold by Norlin and began to move its Epiphone production to other Japanese manufacturers and to Korea. My neck plate serial is 1016042. Some top line and special edition guitars are still manufactured in Japan, however, most Aria guitars are now produced in Korea and China. Physical damage to the instrument by abuse, excessive string tension, or lack of proper care and maintenance, or instruments that have been altered from the original factory specifications, will not be covered. These Ash Bodied Guitars were only produced in extremely small numbers for the domestic market.
I don't have definitive information that production continued in Japan before '88, but it seems a fair assumption to make in the circumstances. It is an Aria, Model A544 and Serial Number ooo41. Can't figure out the date of manufacture. It was covered in dust, still had the plastic on the pickguard and looks like it's never been played. 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.