Aria Pro II Stagecaster 1977 (Matsumoku)

Good example of a classic Japanese Stratocaster copy from the excellent Matsumoku factory. In very good vintage condition...

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Good example of a classic Japanese Stratocaster copy from the excellent Matsumoku factory. In very good vintage condition overall, this guitar has just had a full set-up by Dean Rowbotham at Bedford Guitars including fitting a new output jack.

These come with a three-way selector switch as standard – the buyer may wish to keep this original, but we’d suggest changing to a five-way for the full range of classic Strat tones. A very usable classic guitar: plays beautifully and sounds excellent – a great quality vintage instrument from this respected Japanese builder. 

Condition Report: 

The neck looks to have been re-lacquered at some point – very heavily on the headstock where it’s slightly opaque and cracking/flaking off. There’s some lacquer missing on the edges of the fretboard, especially higher up on the edges. Neck in overall very good condition with a few dings here and there. Body in very good condition for age showing usual signs of use – including small chips and scratches (mainly on the back but some to the front). There are a few of dings on the bottom of the guitar. All the metal parts show signs of oxidation. Comes complete with original case, which is in in good condition with few small signs of wear including a dent on the top. Click on the photos to zoom in and see more shots.

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