Thursday, 3 February 2011
POST # 484 EBAY PRICE GUIDE : Aria Pro2 (Matsumoku) Herb Ellis Model 175
Here's an interesting item, jazz guitarist Herb Ellis endorsed and played Aria Pro archtops before moving to Gibson. Here's a vintage example from the 70's see how much it sold for at the bottom of the page. Here's a blurb from the seller.
Japan made vintage Ari Pro II Herb Ellis Model from late 70's.
As you might know, these Japanes guitars from70's - mid80's were made in great quality with great craftsmanship.
You don't see this quality at this price range these days.
Mastumoku made guitars for Ibanez, Greco, Aria,etc...until Mid 80's.
According to serial number, this was made in '79.
This was based on ES175 but better details, like ebony fret board , avalon inlay,L5 type tailpiece...
You can see video on you tube Herb actually played this model.
This is in good shape for 30+ years old guitar. It aged nicely.
No crack or repair on neck , head stock or body. Neck joint is solid.
I'm not an original owner. Tuners are upgraded with Gover. Otherwise look original.
There is a fix hole for strap pin on the side of the neck.
Only issue is no sound in rear position. Probably just wiring or switch which can be easily fixed.
This has been in case for while ,so needs a set up, but still payable and sounds great.
Don't miss out a great opportunity to have very nice Japanes vintage guitar.
Truss rod cover is off in pic, but I'll put it back on before shipping.
Come with non original hard case in fine condition(one latch is broken).
I only ship to lower 50 states. No return,so please ask all your questions before bidding.
Winning bid: US $710.00