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Old 05-05-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
Bidley
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Old Aria Pro II restore - need a replacement scratchplate

Ok, so I'm a bit of an Aria Pro II freak. I picked up a 1986 "The Cat" model (yeah, the name sucks... that's Japan for you), levelled the frets, cleaned up the wiring etc. She plays like an absolute dream now.

The problem? Being as the scratchplate is a 25 year old single-ply bit of plastic, it's warped, cracked, and pretty much had it. Can anyone point me in the direction of a decent place that stocks a replacement? Better yet, is anyone selling one? I've found a few places that require me to send a either a tracing or the actual article, problem is, if I remove it, I'm pretty sure it'll fall to bits. Anyone? Thanks
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:26 AM   #2
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I'd think this would kinda hard to find. A quick google turned up this: http://pickguards.us/pricearia.html You could also check ebay. As a last resort you could buy a pickguard blank and make your own.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:29 AM   #3
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Yeah, I saw that site. It sounds perfect, but the shipping to the UK (as that's where I'm based) is the same as the cost of the pickguard, so it's kind of a last resort.
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:52 AM   #4
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Well it's not going to be any cheaper to make one yourself or get someone to custom make on. I'd either go with them or keep an eye on ebay to see if anything turns up..
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Old 05-06-2011, 04:59 AM   #5
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Yeah, you're right, thing is, they require a tracing or the original piece, which, like I said, isn't really an option. I don't trust myself enough to make one so.... eBay monitoring it is!

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Old 05-06-2011, 01:29 PM   #6
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I had one made for me at a local trophy shop. They even had the multiple ply black/white/black material.
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