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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb 2023 07:57 AM 
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This guitar have some different headstock logo and the bridge as usual

https://ibb.co/ThTDq9s
https://ibb.co/3d09tkV
https://ibb.co/bQfF37k

can someone identify this, legit or just some modification on it?
and wanna know other information about this guitar

thanks


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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb 2023 11:25 AM 
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Looks to be a modified 5202 Trini Lopez copy. There were minor differences from year to year though.

http://www.matsumoku.org/cm_models/2021 ... re-copies/


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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb 2023 02:43 PM 
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any information about this logo plate?
i just see any decal logo on internet but not plate logo in this trini lopez like pan guitar


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PostPosted: Thu 02 Feb 2023 03:15 PM 
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At the bottom of most Aria and Aria Pro II catalogs you will see:

"Specifications subject to change without notice"

They weren't kidding. Back when this guitar was made parts were sourced from multiple sources from run to run. Price point was a deciding factor at this time as well. Consistency didn't emerge until the second half of the 70s and in particular when Matsumoku began producing for Shiro Arai Co. Also during this time the Japanese were just getting their feet wet in the electric guitar arena and things changed rapidly.

I've owned a number of the early hollows like yours, several being Aria. Some had the "arch" truss cover like yours and one had the "Aria" engraved truss cover. I've had a couple of Aria Diamonds as well. One had the signature diamond plate on the headstock, the other not.


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