1982 Aria Pro II (Matsumoku) PE-R100 Single Cutaway (Cherry Sunburst)
The PE series was an attempt to modernise the Les Paul shape and style and the Matsumoku factory put a lot of effort into making these to the best quality possible. Made in Japan in mid 1982, the PE-R100 was the highest end iteration of the PE series model offered at the time.
Weighs 3.8kg's and the catalog indicates that it's made with a mahogany body sandwiched between a carved maple top and back, 24 fret ebony fingerboard (triple triangle inlays) and a slim mahogany neck with two maple stripes up the back.
The original MMK-75 humbuckers (only used in the highest end Matsumoku guitars) sound great and are controlled by 2 volume and two tone knob, a three-way selector and a pair of "dual sound" mini toggles. Still has the original brass nut, Aria branded tuners and harmonica-style bridge although the tailpiece was replaced with a Trap-eze style system at somepoint and has been screwed to the body to secure the strings into the bridge nicely.
Good vintage condition as pictured with only basic signs of wear for a 40 year old guitar including some cosmetic ships and dings. The neck is straight and the frets are shiny and play smoothly with some light pitting/playwear.
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