Dating my Aria Flying-V

I inherited a Aria Flying-V guitar about 2 years ago and I never could find the age of it. I even went so far as to make a picture video of it on youtube so I could show it to people who might be able to tell me more about it. The guitar was my stepdads and I'm 90% sure he bought this guitar in the 80's but I'm just curious of the precise date of it's manufacturing.

The serial # is 1045311. It is on the backplate of the neck which also says, "Steel Adjustable Neck Made In Japan." The video is can be found here . It's just a very short video with a few pictures. Any help will be very appreciated regarding this guitar. Thanks guys.

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Hey Scott,

That backplate is probably the vital clue, shouts Matsumoku to me. That being the case the '1' at the start of your serial number probably (notoriously dodgy serial numbers but your's is fairly safe as it can't be 1910 or 2010!) means it was made in 1981

Google the Matsumoku factory, specifically Japanese guitars, for more info but be prepared for a lot of trawling about: I play an Aria Pro II and I'm a fan of the Matsumoku Factory (Aria, Aria Pro II, Westone, Washburn, Epiphone...) but it's a bit of a mine-field!

I've not subscribed to this site so I can't vouch for it one way or the other but just for info check:

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