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 Post subject: old guitar
PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2011 02:22 PM 
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i bought a aria pro custom in 1989 serial number I (I for Italy)790021. its bottle green. is it any good


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2011 03:26 PM 
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forgot to say it was second hand and a few years old when i got it


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2011 04:09 PM 
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Gosh UncleBuck, were gonna need a bit more info on that one. Photos if nothing else. Model numbers, stlye etc. etc. It sounds like the serial number beginning with a 1 would make it a 1981 model, of which there were a lot. Give us more info please!


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2011 04:48 PM 
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If that first digit is the letter "I" (the ninth letter of the alphabet) then the probable date of manufacture is September 1979 and the guitar is either a Cardinal or a Fender copy with a bolt-on neck. Just a guess.

If it's in good nick it's a good guitar.


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2011 05:38 PM 
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its a les paul copy


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2011 06:34 PM 
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Like this?
http://www.matsumoku.org/models/ariapro ... trans.html


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PostPosted: Thu 29 Dec 2011 08:52 PM 
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Or this?

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/ariapro ... /pics.html


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Dec 2011 04:59 AM 
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yes exactly the same. is is worth hanging on to. not much of a player myself but hope daughter takes to it


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Dec 2011 10:41 AM 
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Yes. Yes it is. :D


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Dec 2011 12:43 PM 
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i will resist my wifes attempts to make me sell it. i attempt to play the blues for my own enjoyment it has a lovely sound even in my clumsy hands


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