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Stargazer
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Hi there - can anyone help me identify a guitar?

In my intro post I mentioned some visits to a secondhand music shop. One of the guitars hanging the caught my eye immediately and after trying it I fell in love...

It was an Aria Pro II, solid electric twelve-string. Dark wood body with a blond through-neck; some of the switches were those small toggle-type which I took as an indication that it might be late eighties (?) It played like a dream, and never having owned a 12 before I really wanted this one. It was priced at £250; not that pricey but enough that it would have to wait until the end of the month. The guy in the shop said he'd reserve it until then for me but forgot to tell his partner who sold it!

If I knew what model number it might be I could advertise for one, but there doesn't seem to be much info on Arias on the net. Can anybody give me at least some idea?


   
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CitiZenNoir
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Hi....

Don't know the first thing about Aria guitars, but I found this; it's a six string though:

It would be an Aria Pro II TS-600 Thor Sound circa 1980.

Ken

"The man who has begun to live more seriously within
begins to live more simply without"
-Ernest Hemingway

"A genuine individual is an outright nuisance in a factory"
-Orson Welles


   
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dogbite
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I searched the US web and found several Aria twelve string guitars. ebay had a few: Aria AW-20TN for 229US. a nice looking black with white trim AW 35T for 249US.
used, older I saw prices from 99US to 250US.

I found this topic searching guitarnoise.

http://forums.guitarnoise.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=43333

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


   
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Stargazer
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Ken, thanks for that. If the axe you show had another six strings, it would be the exact one I'm looking for!


   
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dogbite
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Doh! I mis read and had a Homer Simpson moment.
I searched the web and aria electric twelves are difficult to find.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


   
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Stargazer
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If anybody sees one for sale please - send me a pm PDQ!


   
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