Dating Aria Guitars

Posted by Steve on Fri, 02/06/09 - 13:47:54.

Here is a bit of information I found while searching for information about my Aria (Ariana) A570 Classical Guitar, which you Aria owners may find beneficial.
By the way, I still don't the actual age of mine.

In the mid 70's, serial numbers began to be used. At least for Aria guitars, made by Matsumoku, the serial number contains the year of manufacture in the first 2 digits, thus a guitar from 1979 would have a serial number, such as 79####. The manufacturing of Aria guitars were subcontracted out to Matsumoku from 1964 to 1986. Rumor has it, although I can't find confirmation, that the Indonesian factory was thought to be to be an Indonesian "slave" factory).

If anyone has information on the age of the A570, I'd appreciate it.
My A570 sounds better than my Yahama C70.

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