In due time I found this one, suitably after it had gone out of fashion. Always loved indie music, last year I pulled the Aria out of the case and used it in-studio on this track! That keeps those spammers in check, and I wish more boards would do that. This is true I put peanut butter on back of pickup and carefully sat it on the body where I wanted to route. Went in the case around 1996. Matsumuko, who made your bass for Aria, were at the top of their game in the mid eighties. Need a new pickup selector switch, but for the life of me can't find one to match the size. I like the design of the headstock and this 'gothic' upper horn.
The best way to measure scale length is to measure from the nut to the twelfth fret and double the it - that way it takes the saddle position out of the picture. The guitar being over 30 years old does have some dings and scratches. The simple volume and tone control is really about all you need in a performance context. No doubt the color caused this flower to shrink somewhat. The guitar features a 5 way selector switch, 2 single coils and a humbucker at the bridge. One more models of Mr Matsumoku great conceptor and creator of a lot of Made In Japan models of different trademarks.
It would probably be a long list. Three way switch bothers me a bit. No Washburn, it was sold. The lower horn meets the bottom of the 19th fret. Like all my great cars I used to own, I never got a picture of it Click to expand.
This guitar lives in that out-of-phase world of between the pickups on a Fender Stratocaster. It is a rather road worn example look at the fretboard. No use for the Aria, but never got rid of it, in amazing shape and feels great. I know some people prefer to block the tremelo system. The color, the shape, or some sort of unique design.
This guitar was made in Japan by the Matsumoko plant. I had one made about that year with a flamed maple top and a single humbucker bridge position. Dating Aria Guitars Dating Aria guitars is a mix of fair precision and historical triangulation. So when I took the control cavity off I notice one of the wires has come off and need to find where it was and re solder it back on correctly. Any help by way of a video or link to a Web page would be truly grateful. I tried to capture the most obvious damage on the guitar in the photos. This guitar would be a good for a luthier or someone who is handy with guitars to restore it to its maximum potential.
A very nice bass overall and its just a hair over 8 lbs. Or at least it seems so. In these days, you would pay 2 or 3 thousand dollars, to get this quality, greater than a Fender Stratocaster, no noise with these pickups and you get more. Thus 9628 would be from the 28th week of 1996. When you were over on the Aria Forum, did you actually get signed in? The scheme becomes less sure after 1987. . It's kind of a pain, but you get a whole lot less ads for Viagra and pron and more of what you want from the site! It certainly has a Matsumoku feel.
The electronics are cooked now, though. The controls are a 3-say switch with two mini-toggles that activate the center dummy pickup in humbucker mode for front and back. The knobs are master volume and two tones. 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. It's in sunburst with a maple neck. I've never played a bass made by them during this period that was anything less than excellent, so if this is the one you're hanging on to it must be very nice indeed! Here is the link of this beautiful guitar and awsome played by Yngwie Malmsteem of Alcatraz music Band. By the mid-1970s American manufacturers—especially Gibson—were annoyed, to understate the issue.
At least it only went to the neck cavity, so I made a black plastic cover and it looked like I installed a single coil where a humbucker used to be. Hard to tell from your pic exactly which one , but there's some info here : Lots of Aria info on the net. If yours isn't in the catalog I'd guess it's a Japanese domestic model. This is still me 1 guitar for its ease of play. There is no arm cut but there is a tummy cut and the top of the back of the body is contoured for easy fret access.
It can sound very jazzy or bluesy all the way up to screaming with gut wrenching metal! Yours is an '85 model so should be in the for that year, but I've seen oddities in Japan that never appeared outside the domestic market. The tremolo is a floating one with only 2 studs. Anybody seen one like this before? I don't remember his name, but I'm sure he could tell you a lot. I basically play in the bridge position. We put down a deposit on the guitar that was a thing and were now ready to pay the balance and take it home for Christmas.