Aria SG a-1922

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  1. Dynamal

    Dynamal New Member

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    Hello, just bought this guitar! Not recieved it yet, but looks pristine! Supposed to be made in 1974 acording to seller. Anyone have any info on this guitar? Paid about the same as for a new epiphone sg. 066_1198028699.jpg 066_101218816.jpg 066_1198028699.jpg 066_101218816.jpg 066_830323034.jpg 066_101218816.jpg 066_1302595818.jpg 066_1972263073.jpg
     
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  2. Bad Penguin

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    It's a 1973/74 model. There were a few variations on this, the 1922 and 1932. One being a trem model, and 2 models with a blond wood and clear finish, the difference being big or small pickguard. All believed to be made by Matsumoku. A version was made, under the name "Electra", that was made by Terada. (Ibanez)

    I have the blond with the big guard. LOVE it to death! Plays as nice as my 73 Gibby. It has "mystery" humbuckers that, after exchanging them for burstbuckers, put them right back in with the hour.
     
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  3. GregA of Baton Rouge

    GregA of Baton Rouge New Member

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    GregA of Baton Rouge New Member

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    I’m told this is an 1971 model Aria, an A1930. I believe the PU have been changed. I just got it a couple weeks ago. It’s just like the one I had in the early/mid 70’s in high school. It is very familiar in my hands.
     
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  5. GregA of Baton Rouge

    GregA of Baton Rouge New Member

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    I may be wrong about the pickups being changed. They are Maxon pickups so may in fact be original. They do sound awesome. Which is the reason I thought they'd been replaced. Not at all like a PU nearly 50 years old. The serial number on mine starts with 10 as well, I'm told this is a 1971.
     
  6. Bad Penguin

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    If it's an Terada made guitar, then yes, Maxons would be the pickups used. An Uncle Matt, then some variation on the MMK's would be used.
    The serial numbers up to about 75 or so, mean less then nothing. Kinda like Gibson's in the 60's. ( I had a 67 melody Maker, and a 66 ES330, with the same serial number, go figure.)
    After 77, Uncle Matt's serial number became standardized, where the 1st number would denote the year. ie; 7 would make it a 77. In the 80's, same thing, you just had to know the decade the model came out.
     
  7. PermissionToLand

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    Supposedly, many of the "humbuckers" back then were just single coils in a humbucker style cover. Did you ever crack them open?
     

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