Electric Guitars/identification of Aria


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Hello Guitar expert !
I need any help possible in identifying this Aria electric.
There is not a serial number on it, which from what I understand would have been manufactured before 1976. The headstock has no model name on it. Just Aria on headstock.
I have attached a few pics.
Thanks in advance for any help.
Rick Moncrief

Hi Rick and thanks for writing in. You have a very nice guitar, I have been a long time fan of Aria Guitars. They are of a high quality and they should at a honest price. Yes your guitar is before 1976, I think it was made in Japan in 1971. The golden era of Aria guitars. The ones built in Japan are equal to the American made guitars. From studying the photos you sent I believe you have a Aria Pro II PE 1500 R80. I saw one on eBay today June 20th up to $1900.00 I don't know if it sold but that was a firm bid.
Thanks Rick and I do hope that I was of help to you.

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