Dating aria pro ii guitars

Around this time, the serial numbers became a bit unpredictable, as they were figuring out a new system. Bolt-neck models started having the serial number engraved into the neckplate in 1987.

They kept the same format, so the decade is determined by the style of neck plate.

If this is the case, the only other way to date your guitar is by looking for a date ink-stamped on the side of the original box switch.

It's a situation that becomes even more confused and confusing with those models that don't have proper names, unlike Super Balanced (SB) or Thor Sound (TSB), instead just random letters, like XRB or CAT.

If your memory isn't playing tricks on you, and yours was the active model (SLB2A) as opposed to the passive model (SLB2), then you're looking at a date post '90, as that was the year the active model was introduced.

New electric, acoustic and bass guitars by Ashland, Burns, Crafter, Cruiser, Epiphone, Fernandes, Hutchins, Ibanez, Johnson, Ovation, Rally, Tanglewood, Vintage, Westone, with prices from under £100 upwards.

They began retailing acoustic guitars in 1960, although the company did not start manufacturing their own until 1964.

Guitars respects the intellectual rights and property of the owners, luthiers and salespeople at the Gibson Guitar Corporation.

Registered trademarks/designs of the Gibson Guitar Corporation include, but are not limited to, Gibson, Orville, Les Paul, Flying V, Explorer, L-5, ES-335, ES-175, Firebird.

In the 70s and early 80s the company came into its own in the United States with a series of high end professional instruments.

The company had professional endorsements from Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Neal Schon, John Taylor, Henrik Flyman, Loose Wayne and SS of Dark Frost and many more.

I wouldn't know where to start putting a price on one now, though......seems a shame for it to sit around and not be played, and im sure someone out there is a fan of these (apart from yourself of course) There's a passive one on the 'bay at the moment...

It'll give you a guide as to what the market might stand.

A seriously good 27-year-old Made-in-Japan guitar at a bargain price!

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