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Dating Aria Guitars
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The source dating code is an element of standardization that is administered by the Electronics Industries Association EIA , formed in The EIA assigns each manufacturer a three-digit code there are some with one, two or four digits. Mousts research has indicatedthat there are no source date codes on any guitar pots before the late s, and no single-digit year code after six-digit source code. Its fairly easy to crack the source code. The first three digits indicate the company that built the potentiometer.
Identifying an Aria Pro II
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Here is a bit of information I found while searching for information about my Aria Ariana A Classical Guitar, which you Aria owners may find beneficial. By the way, I still don't the actual age of mine. In the mid 70's, serial numbers began to be used. At least for Aria guitars, made by Matsumoku, the serial number contains the year of manufacture in the first 2 digits, thus a guitar from would have a serial number, such as