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Geedub 01-28-2015 09:19 PM

Ariel acoustic guitar?
Hello Everyone,

A friend on a sports board (she goes by the name AZVikesgal/aka "Sassy") posted the following question about an Ariel guitar. I had never heard of Ariel (outside of The Little Mermaid of course) but I figured someone over hear probably has and might be able to help her out.

"...was wondering if any of you know anything about the Ariel (made in Japan) acoustic guitar? I've been researching a bit and found that if it doesn't have a serial #, which ours doesn't it predates either 1974 or (another site says) 1963.

This guitar is in very nice condition. We got it out of a locker we bought today. This is only the 3rd guitar we've ever gotten."

Thanks in advance!

fazool 01-28-2015 09:39 PM

Was it a typed message or voice message? perhaps she was saying Aria, which was a medium-big Japanese guitar maker then.

Geedub 01-28-2015 09:43 PM

It was typed. The italics in my post are what I cut and pasted directly from hers.

Paul Haley 01-29-2015 03:05 AM

Are you sure it's Japanese? Fylde guitars make an Ariel guitar.

Geedub 01-29-2015 08:49 AM

Hi Paul,

Thanks for the link. I'll pass it on but I'm guessing that it's a different guitar.

ronbo 01-29-2015 10:46 AM

I have an Ariel guitar I found at a yard sale. It is all plywood, very cheaply made and I bought it to paint and decorate then hang in my guitar room...haven't got that far yet! All the info I have been able to find leans toward it either being an Aria guitar, with some funny script logo mistake, or it is Aria's low priced brand. Not a lot of info out there about them for sure....

intahipp 04-18-2015 11:38 PM

Ariel by Takamine
Ariel guitars were made by Takamine in the 1970's. I have an Ariel Model TG006R. The "R" stands for rosewood. It was gifted to me with the neck in bad shape and a missing bridge saddle. I've sanded down the neck, gave it a natural stain and I will be finishing it in nitrocellulose in the next few weeks. I also bought a Graph Tech Tusq compensated saddle and I will be installing new tuners coming. It should play very, very well.

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