Meinung zu ARIA

von Jealbreaker, 21.12.04.

  1. Jealbreaker

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    Hallo ich spiele schon seit drei Jahren auf einer Aria Prg2 und finde sie (aufgerüstet mit einem Satz EMg`s) auch ganz toll! Jetzt wollte ich mich mal erkundigen (also nach der Firma) aber finde nichts! Gibt es Aria gar nicht mehr oder was? Wisst ihr in welchem Preisbereich die Aria Gitarren liegen/lagen? Man findet nämlich echt gar nix! Sind das eher billige Gitarren oder teure?
     
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    naja was ich so gehört hab sollen die ganz gut sein d.h. ordentlicher mittelmaß!
     
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    Ob es die Firma noch gibt, keinen Schimmer, ich hatte mal eine als 2tinstrument, war so anno Tobak, die war ganz ok, wie der Mensch über mir schrieb, mittelmässig. Ob es teurere oder bessere gab weiss ich nicht.
     
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    es gibt die firma aria noch (wieder???).

    unter aria usa findest du was bei google.

    die ganz neuen strats z.b von aria haben bei weitem nicht die qualität der alten (80´er jahre), obwohl sie teilweise die gleichen namen tragen.

    gib doch mal bitte mehr infos zu deiner (nr, vielleicht auch ein bild?).

    es gibt sowohl hcohwertige, mittelmässige und wirklich grottenschlechte).

    gruß

    chris
     
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    http://www.ariausa.com/ schau dir mal die preise dort an dann wirst du sehn ob billig oder teuer. hab selbst ne aria pro II ma-20 bin sehr zufrieden damit.

    gruss
    x-man
     
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    Ich hab eine Gibson ES 335 Kopie von Aria, tolle Gitarre, sieht super aus und klingt sehr bluesig. Und vor allem: ich hab sie für lau gekriegt. :D
     
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    Da findet man massig. Aria USA, Aria Fernost, Aria Vintage-Seiten über Arai, Aria und Aria Pro II etc..

    Aria USA wurde ja schon genannt.

    http://www.ariausa.com/

    Das Archiv ist hier ganz interessant, leider ohne Bilder.

    Aria-USA ist etwas mager heute, was die E-Gitarren angeht. Die Akustischen gehen aber auch bis in die höheren Ränge. Vollmassive schöne Teile. Z.B.

    http://www.ariausa.com/series/ASP930/asp930.html


    Aber die elektrischen sind alle nur etwas einfachere Kopien der japanischen Edelmodelle. Die ganze PE-Reihe z.B.


    Aria Fernost hat dagegen auch bei E.Gitarren wirklich unglaubliche Sahnestückchen anzubieten. Da sehen die PEs schon ganz anders aus.

    http://www.ariaguitars.com/int/03_products/pro_eg_pe_ex.html

    Die specs sind creme de la creme. Und dann noch mit den Barden PUs....die hat doch neulich jemand verzweifelt gesucht :-)

    http://www.ariaguitars.com/int/03_products/pro_eg_pe_1500ri.html


    Boarrr, die hier sieht ja genial aus...

    http://www.ariaguitars.com/int/03_products/pro_eg_pe_ins.html

    Interessante PU-Bestückung...


    Wer was über alte Modelle von Aria und Aria Pro II wissen will:

    http://www.therathole.org/guitars/models/models.html
     
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    Die Vorgängerfirma von Aria war afaik Westone, aber nicht die Billigfirma...gibt's desöfteren bei Ebay, habe selbst zwei. Eine ist super, die andere geht...also modellabhängig.
     
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    Nicht ganz. Aria war schon ne eigene Company (von Shiro Arai), die dann mit ner anderen Company fusionierte, die u.a. auch Westone vertrieb.

    Wer mehr wissen will:

    Kurzfassung:

    Aria Guitars

    Arai and Company, founded in 1953 in Japan by Shiro Arai, began marketing Aria brand acoustic guitars in 1960, and began manufacturing its own acoustic guitars in 1964, followed by electrics in 1966, using Arai, Aria, Aria Diamond, and Diamond brand names. The Aria brand name was changed to Aria Pro II in late 1975, though this has been used primarily (but not exclusively) for electric guitars. All guitars were made in Japan until 1988, when production of less expensive models was switched to Korea. In the mid-1990s a few models were made in the United States.


    Langfassung:

    Shiro Arai and Shiro Arai Co.

    In The Beginning

    The Arai Co. was originally founded by classical guitarist Shiro Arai sometime in the early 1950s as an importing company which expanded in the mid 1950s and began manufacturing classical guitars. Electric guitar production began around the turn of the decade and the Aria and Aria Diamond names were adopted. Offerings at that time consisted of various solid and hollow body guitars loosely influenced by western designs such as the "Bison" and "Jaguar". Arai Co. also manufactured a number of re-brands and components distributed by other importers. Evidence of this can be seen in the design and construction of such brands as Univox, Conrad, Lyle, Domino, Maxi-Tone, Pan, Arita, and a number of others.

    The Copy Era

    As fate would have it, Shiro Arai decided to attend the 1968 NAMM show in the US and was greatly impressed by the American designs on display there. In 1969 the first Japanese-produced LP copy debuted, and no, Hoshino was not involved. Copies of other American designs were not long in coming. The "Japanese Invasion" had begun! Most copies were still of entry-level quality and incorporated bolt-neck design. This was soon to change, as Arai Co. would be joining forces with another Japanese instrument company which would change the direction of these instruments forever.



    The Arai-Matsumoku Alliance

    In the early to mid '70s Arai joined forces with traditional Japanese instrument manufacturer Matsumoku, and hints of Matsumoku's beginning involvement can be seen in some of the Aria models around this time including the appearance of set necks and sealed tuners. (If anyone has any information regarding the history of Matsumoku please contact me!).There was a general push during this time to improve quality, and the intention may have been to compete directly with the American guitar makers. In 1975 Arai launched the Aria Pro II line, produced by Matsumoku which included set neck copies of the LP Custom, LP Standard, and by 1975 included copies of the SG, S*****caster, T***caster, P-Bass, J-Bass, a Ricky Bass, ES175 style jazz boxes, ES335 style jazz boxes, and a copy of the Ripper Bass. Direct copies began to wane towards the end of 1977 primarily due to the lawsuit threat by Norlin against Elger/Hoshino.


    Enter the "New" Aria Pro II - A New Identity

    Arai, like other Japanese manufacturers had begun bringing in skilled engineers and popular players to influence the design of their guitars. The "new" Aria Pro II line was designed by H. Noble (Nobuaki Hayashi), and produced by Matsumoku. Quality was improved considerably and the models sported unique and innovative designs. Many models came stock with phase/series-parallel/coil-cut switching not commonly found on other guitars. Other innovations included active power boosts and unique tone circuits. Matsumoku's attention to quality and construction techniques soon began to attract people's attention and the line had easily jumped from entry-level to intermediate and even pro quality instruments.
    At the top of the line were the PE Prototypes which appeared in 1977. Many of you have seen some of them as the PE "Masterpiece" or "The Aria Pro II". Many other high quality models were introduced, and for a decade, the Aria Pro IIs continually remained at the top of their class! Other notable models were the Thor Sound, Tri Sound, Noise Killer, Cardinal, and RS series (some of which are pictured here in the GG).

    Matsumoku not only produced the Aria Pro II guitars but a number of other well known brands such as Vantage, Westone, Electra, some of the Japanese Epiphones, and the Japanese Washburns. The most notable of the Vantage line were the VP and VS series incorporating many of the same electronics features as the Aira Pro IIs. A number of neck-thru models of extremely high quality were produced and still command prices worth respect. Electra production began in the mid '70s and also bore the same high quality and features but took electronics and decoration one step beyond. Features such as active power boosts, active EQ, MPC on-board swappable effects, fancy inlay work, and even faux tortoise shell binding appeared on a number of models. The MPC models (a complete line by itself) were unique in that up to two effects modules actually plugged into a compartment on the back of the guitar and were controlled through the use of universal controls on the front of the guitar. Modules could be swapped at will and a number of modules were available.

    Westone (as well as Electra) were distributed in the US by Saint Louis Music. Westone was also distributed in the UK and some models actually debuted there before they hit US soil. The two most impressive of the Westones in my opinion were the Prestige and Session II. Quite a few different models were offered including the Spectrum series, Dynasty, Dimension, Concord series, Pantera series, and Raider to name a few. If you love the Westones, your Westone search is not complete until you have been here!

    A number of other guitar brands were also manufactured by Matsumoku, some documented and some not. As time goes on, some are spotted and at least partially identified. Such is the case with the mysterious Skylarks. The Japanese Washburn Wing series as well as the Japanese Epiphone Scroll can be credited to "Uncle Matt"!

    Production continued at the Matsumoku plant until the latter part of 1987 when, due to production costs, manufacturing was moved to Korea. Shortly after, the Matsumoku plant was sold to Singer and all guitar production ceased. If I understand correctly, the plant was destroyed some years later in a natural disaster (earthquake I believe).

    Several of the names survived or have been revived originating from Korea and the UK. Aria Pro II and Aria as well as Vantage and Epiphone are now produced in Korea. Westone has been revived and several models are available in the UK and sport much the same looks as the Prestige which it is modeled after. Aira/Aria Pro II continues to live on and the model line has changed and expanded considerably to meet present day demands. The TA, FA, and PE series are still alive and kicking!
     
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