Aria 9230, 1978, made in Japan
Information about the guitar:
This is 1978 Aria 9230. This model features tree-piece back of rosenwood-malpe-rosenwood, inlaid with wood marquetry. Matched spruce top with distinctive rosenwood bridge. Slim mahogany neck and rosewood fingerbard.
Information about renovation works:
The main job was frets replacement and renovationg the cracked neck. Fingerboard was leveled in controlled stress conditions to reduce deformations caused by the years of the strings tension. The new frets were fastened with gluing and micro cut in a controlled stress conditions. The instrument was given new strings – Daddario EXP Phosphor Bronze 12-53. In addition, luthiers serviced keys, set strings action on the bridge with mapping fingerboard radius, and tuned bridge support points.
Arai & CO INC was found on 2nd august 1956 by Shiro Arai .
It all came from a problem, a problem that Mr Shiro had with buying guitars and strings in 1954. He started to import classic guitars, Augustine guitar strings and musical scores for himself and his students.
Aria has been at the forefront of Japanese guitar building excellence for 60 years, which means a wealth of experience and acquired expertise.
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