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Aria Pro Ii Serial Number !!HOT!!


To identify the manufacture date of an Aria guitar, first locate the serial number, which is likely located on the back of the neck on an electric or in the body of an acoustic guitar. If a serial number is not present, the guitar was likely manufactured prior to the mid-1970s.




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just wondered if anyone out there could help me date and origin my aria pro 2....at has "aria pro 2 xrb series electronics" on the headstock, on the neck plate it says "aria pro 2 accurate bolt on system and the serial number "7101346" i have tried the net but info seems pretty slim, if anyone could help i would really appreciate it.many thanks in advanceChris.


Six digit serial numbers date from the 70s, covering '71 through '80. Seven digit serial numbers date from the 80s, covering the period '81 through '90. The first digit gives the year. Yours is a seven digit, starting 7, making it a 1987.There weren't many models in the XRB series, but what ones were manufactured appeared between '87 and '89. To the best of my knowledge these were manufactured in Japan, although Aria did move a large portion of its production to Korean at this time, '87 onwards.


I think I'm right in thinking if the neck plate doesn't read Made In Japan, then it's Korean. 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.Apropos of nothing, early Matsumoku serials, eg on the "Steel Adjustable Neck" plates, appear to be random & not dateable. Early (pre 75-ish) set & through-neck instruments appear not to have serial numbers at all.Jon.


[quote name='Bassassin' post='746345' date='Feb 15 2010, 07:25 PM']Apropos of nothing, early Matsumoku serials, eg on the "Steel Adjustable Neck" plates, appear to be random & not dateable.[/quote]Yea, if there is a key to the code for deciphering 70s and 80s APII serial numbers then it has been lost to the mists of time. (Although I could have tried to say that in less prosaic terms!)


[url=" _main/archives_ebass02.html"]The Aria Archive pages[/url] [i]imply[/i] that these are Korean. There's also a poor quality [url=" _arianp_1987_12.html"]1987 Catalogue Scan[/url] here.As Jon rightly states, 1987 marks the end of the Matsumoku plant - although precisely [i]when[/i] it actually closed seems to be rather elusive (it was ownedby Singer & they were having financial difficulties.) Exactly what got made where in this transitional year is open to debate.I used to own a Korean-built Magna Series 5 string & it shared several design features with your XRB - notably the "conventional" pickups, "bent tin" bridge & the small dot markers. I don't see any string trees, does your headstock have a backwards slant as well? Also, is the neck painted or clear coated?The nearest thing to the XRB in the [url=" _pages/nikki_cats/86/whole_enchilada_inside.jpg"]1986 Catalogue[/url] are the RSB/Straycat models which have a very different flavour - pointy horns, soapbar pickups, die cast bridges, larger dot markers etc. - all of which shout Matsumoku.My money's on yours being a 1987 Korean-built example.Pete


[quote name='Bloodaxe' post='746452' date='Feb 15 2010, 08:20 PM'][url=" _main/archives_ebass02.html"]The Aria Archive pages[/url] [i]imply[/i] that these are Korean. There's also a poor quality [url=" _arianp_1987_12.html"]1987 Catalogue Scan[/url] here.As Jon rightly states, 1987 marks the end of the Matsumoku plant - although precisely [i]when[/i] it actually closed seems to be rather elusive (it was ownedby Singer & they were having financial difficulties.) Exactly what got made where in this transitional year is open to debate.I used to own a Korean-built Magna Series 5 string & it shared several design features with your XRB - notably the "conventional" pickups, "bent tin" bridge & the small dot markers. I don't see any string trees, does your headstock have a backwards slant as well? Also, is the neck painted or clear coated?The nearest thing to the XRB in the [url=" _pages/nikki_cats/86/whole_enchilada_inside.jpg"]1986 Catalogue[/url] are the RSB/Straycat models which have a very different flavour - pointy horns, soapbar pickups, die cast bridges, larger dot markers etc. - all of which shout Matsumoku.My money's on yours being a 1987 Korean-built example.Pete[/quote]thanks pete some really good info therewell its certainly lacking the "made in japan" stamp on the scratchplate,no string trees, the neck does slant back, and the neck is painted in the same finish as the body....by the sounds of it Kim Jong-il may have played a part in its construction


[quote name='noelk27' post='746665' date='Feb 15 2010, 11:03 PM']I'm not so sure about that. The information I've always had was that Aria didn't start production in Korea until '88. I don't have definitive information that production continued in Japan before '88, but it seems a fair assumption to make in the circumstances.If your memory isn't playing tricks on you, and yours was the active model (SLB2A) as opposed to the passive model (SLB2), then you're looking at a date post '90, as that was the year the active model was introduced. Any time after '88 if it was the passive model.FYI, the SLB series was manufactured in Korea.[/quote]So if mine has a 7 digit serial number starting with a 7 (denoting 87) but is also active then its post 90?


[quote name='chrisd24' post='746670' date='Feb 15 2010, 11:10 PM']So if mine has a 7 digit serial number starting with a 7 (denoting 87) but is also active then its post 90?[/quote]No. The SLB2A was introduced in '90. The SLB series was introduced in '88, and phased out in '92. Yours is an XRB, and the XRB series was introduced in '87, and phased out in '89.


Cannot seem to post a new topic so I hope some are still monitoring this old post. I recently acquired a beautiful Aria Pro II FA-70, looks to be a spot on copy of a Gibson L5? Sunburst, dual humbuckers, solid back and top, nice set neck (3-piece, no scarf joint) There is no country of manufactuing on the guitar, PO indicated it was a late 1980s, early 90's date. Serial number is S020512265. I have been to the commonly referenced serial dating page for Arias with no firm answer. My best guess is that it is a Samick/Korea produced model. Sounds and looks amazing, has a perf