1983 Aria Pro II SB Elite II Neckthrough Bass (Pearl White)
The Aria Pro II Elite-II is known as one of the best Japanese basses to ever come out of the Matsumoku factory. Favoured by bass legends including Cliff Burton, Jack Bruce and John Taylor, the Elite II was one of the highest end instruments in the 1984 catalog (although this one was made in November of 1983, making it a very early example). Alder body with a smooth maple transmit neck (and heel-less cutaway) and a rosewood 24 fret fingerboard with mother-of-pearl inlays. Weighs just over 4.7kg's.
Factory loaded with MB-II double-coil pickups, concentric pots with volume/tone controls along with a 3-way rotary pickup selector and a pair of dual-sound toggles. Narrow 40mm brass nut with a reasonably slim neck profile.
Very clean condition as pictured with a few bumps and some rusting/patina on the hardware. Truss cover missing, otherwise it's all original. Given a restring and basic setup/service prior to listing, the neck is straight and the truss adjusts well, the frets are shiny and play smoothly.
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