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bigtuna

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Ok here's pics of new project. Kinda odd duck. If u know about it speak up no s#'s but has brown tort binding on body and neck. And also has maple fretnoard.
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Couple more. Hey I know its not perfect but should be a nice player!!
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Thats pretty cool, i can only assume the fretmarkers are ebony ?? The body looks like centre seamed plywood ??. The maple board has some nice birdseye. You coud look for it in the catalogs as im no Aria pro Ii expert at all. There are a few people here who know these Arias though. Maybe they will chime in.
 

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Yes I believe it is pine , and heavy, and love how the grain shows thru the paint
 

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That looks cool....got any pictures of the whole guitar? Nice grain
 

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Badpenguin is absolutely correct about it being a PE-125. Without serial it will not be possible to say exactly which year it is from but it should be '76-77.
(And made in the Matsumoku factory in Japan)

And body is made of maple, not pine.
 

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I'm ordering parts, not anything original. If you can think of any. "This won't fit" you'll need this
Much appreciated
 

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Check the size of the opening for the switch wire. I had to drill that out to use vintage braided wire in my Arias. Otherwise this will work:


You'll need 4 pots, 2 caps, switch and jack, bus wire and wire for the switch. I can't see if you need a jack plate.

Check the center to center post spacing for your bridge and your fretboard radius but this bridge will probably be ok:


Zinc tailpiece: https://www.philadelphialuthiertools.com/bridge-and-tailpieces/gotoh-ge101z-zinc-diecast-tailpiece-w-metric-studs-for-import-guitars/

Or aluminum tailpiece: https://www.philadelphialuthiertools.com/bridge-and-tailpieces/gotoh-ge101a-aluminum-tailpiece-w-metric-studs-for-import-guitars/

Any nut you get will need to be adjusted for the slot and the individual string heights.
 

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And the holes in the headstock for tuners look like they fit tuners with a 10mm shaft so any in that size you like would be fine. If you want the vintage tuners with the 6mm shaft then you will need to also buy 10mm conversion bushings.
 

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Great info from Roxy and I just want to add that everything should be with metric measurements, not Imperial unless you want to do some drilling.
 


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