1978 Aria Pro II Japan PE-1500 Prototype Series Single Cutaway (Violin Finish)
Part of the Prototype Series of single cutaway electric guitars made by Matsumoku in 1978, the PE-1500 was one of the highest end models ever sold by Aria Pro II. Maple body with a carved top and back with a three-piece maple neck and Brazilian rosewood fingerboard (648mm scale length, 22 frets), it weighs a hefty 4.9kg's.
Antique Brown lacquer finish on the neck has worn down to a beautiful satin feel that plays soft and smooth, Grover tuners and a custom fabricated bridge keep it tuned and intonated perfectly. The original Dimarzio pickups were replaced at some point with passive EMG's, otherwise it appears to be all original.
Nice vintage condition with a few cosmetic blemishes and dings but no repairs or structural damage. Given a full professional service and setup prior to listing, vintage frets are shiny and play smooth with some pitting and wear, truss works well and the neck is straight. Electronics were flushed and lubed. The finish around the neck joint has been sanded back so the joint is visible, no structural issues or repairs/damage.
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We only offer returns on faulty or broken items, not if you change your mind. All guitars are thoroughly tested here and we'll do our best to list any known troubles in the condition section above.
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