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Old 01-13-2020, 04:49 PM
whvick whvick is offline
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Default Anyone familiar with Aria A-560?

I posted this question in another thread about laminates, but realized I would probably get my answer better if I did it as a stand alone thread

I am not a true classical guitarist, so please forgive my ignorance. I have an Aria A-560 from around 1970. I have always thought it had great sound and projection. I had assumed it was solid wood, but now believe it is laminate with a solid top. I assume you would consider it a student level guitar.
It has aged out really well.
Is anyone familiar with this model, and how is it regarded in the world of classical guitars?
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Old 01-13-2020, 05:01 PM
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High end model. Is there a stamp on the label, Aria in the center, Ryoji Matsuoka along the curved top?
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:19 PM
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High end model. Is there a stamp on the label, Aria in the center, Ryoji Matsuoka along the curved top?


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It is at the luthier this week. I have a very light touch and play mostly Taylor flat tops so I wanted to see if we could lower the action a tad bit.

I will check out the interior when I get it back.
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:11 PM
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No stamp on the label.
My luthier said this week it is one of the best sounding guitars he has worked on.

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Old 01-28-2020, 02:25 AM
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"For a few years during the late 1960s and early 1970s, Matsuoka produced the higher end Aria guitar models for Shiro Arai, founder of Aria . These Aria models either have Ryoji Matsuoka's name on the label or are marked RM with a red stamp on the neck block."

I can't remember where I ran across this copy.
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