Specifications (MFG catalog & Actual Check)
Code : 80000535
|Aria Pro II PE-600
This is probably made in 1978. There were PE-1500, PE-1000, PE-800 and PE-600 as mass production.
The first PE was made in 1976 as Proto type Line.
I have several PE guitars. However, I like this design better than R80.
The tailpiece and Bridge are same unit. I don't like the tail piece of R80, because the string are dropped often
when I change the strings. This is much easier than later model.
The tone of PE series are targeted like Les Pual and Strat Mixed, I've heard.
Well, PE is solid body. So, I could expect much clean high tone.
However, when I played this guitar (another PE-800 also), I realized it is pretty good warm tone.
It is not loudly, like good Jazz guitar. Don't know reason why this body shows like this sound.
The specifications are (refer Aria ProII Catalog) :
Binding - Ivory
Top - Carved Arch Chestnut
Back - Contoured
Neck - 3 Ply Maple
Fingerboard - Rosewood
Machinehead - MG-55C
Pickup - Protomatic - IV
The condition is great as 30 years old guitar. There are not many dents and scratches.
You could see them on the photos. The metal parts are bit rusted, but still look not so bad.
The neck and frets are fine. The simple electric circuits are well too.
It is cool, isn't it?
The guitar will be delivered with Aria Original PE hardcase.
This hard case also give you good vintage guitar feeling!
Comments from Music-Trade.co.jp
|Nut Width (mm)||42.7|
|Estimated shipping weight||12 Kg (With Hard Case)|
|Brand or Manufacturer||ARIA PRO-II|
|Product Year (Estimated)||1978|
|Neck Condition||Straight / C Grip|