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Posted By: vindelis
24-Oct-04 - 07:20 PM
Thread Name: Aria Guitar
Subject: RE: BS: Aria Guitar
My dad's guitar is an acoustic folk guitar, steel six-string. It has, what I would describe as 'mock mother of pearl' inlays on the fret boards, around the soundhole and the edge of the top of the body. The fingerboard is probably mock tortoiseshell. The top of the body could be spruce, the sides and back are a mahogany colour but I expect that this is probably a stain. It does have a few dents and scratches visible when the light is in the right place. The sort you would expect after twenty years of constant use. The label inside the guitar also reads 'Aria quality guitars' 'Made in Japan'. The word 'Matsumoku', on the back of theheadstock has what appears to be an Indian Chief's head, in profile, above it. As far as I am concerned it was my dad's guitar, it needs to be played more often and won't be leaving me in a hurry.