#1
Anyone have any information on this Les Paul copy? I can't tell of it's a 1980 or 1978. I know it's from the Lawsuit era, and that it has after market SD pickups in it, it also has a single coil split at the bridge pickup.

A local pawn shop has it, I'm not sure if it's worth the buy, they're asking $699 and it comes with a hardshell case.

I'm sure I can talk them down.

Overview
Body
Head Stock
Serial Number

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Last edited by fragydig529 at May 4, 2014,
#3
Here; I've hot linked to the picks on my Facebook.
The serial number reads 078019, and it looks like it DOES actually have the SD Jazz Zebra pups in it.










I believe someone upgraded the pups to these, the SD Jazz Hot Rodded Zebra set. SH-4 / SH-2n.

Also, I thought it was a coil split, but I could be wrong, I see nothing online about these coming with coil splits.

#4
Quote by fragydig529
Here; I've hot linked to the picks on my Facebook.
The serial number reads 078019, and it looks like it DOES actually have the SD Jazz Zebra pups in it.


I believe someone upgraded the pups to these, the SD Jazz Hot Rodded Zebra set. SH-4 / SH-2n.

Also, I thought it was a coil split, but I could be wrong, I see nothing online about these coming with coil splits.



I tried a search on Aria serial numbers, and came up with this:

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/serial_no.html

Which means it might be 1980, or perhaps a later MIK number. Does it say "Japan"or "Matsumoku"anywhere?

The weak point on these guitars is often the pickups, so it doesn't suprise me that they have been changed. - After a bit of experimenting, I ended up with SD Jazz in mine, and added a series/single parallel switch to make it a bit brighter.

If it is MIJ in good condition, I would be very happy to pay that kind of $ for it.
Last edited by Tony Done at May 5, 2014,
#5
Them's nice guitars but despite that I think the price is optimistic. Have a mooch about the web for others sold recently to get an idea. You could get a full on PE1000 or PE1500 for less than that.

There is a matsumoko group on the web that have officiados and nerds aplenty.

http://www.matsumoku.org/guitars.html
#6
Quote by ESBlonde
Them's nice guitars but despite that I think the price is optimistic. Have a mooch about the web for others sold recently to get an idea. You could get a full on PE1000 or PE1500 for less than that.

There is a matsumoko group on the web that have officiados and nerds aplenty.

http://www.matsumoku.org/guitars.html


+1 yes it's nice guitar...I think get PE1000 is good choice for you...I prefer what I hear of the PE-1000, which seems to be more desirable/expensive