Dating aria pro guitars
(Accession Date: May 27, 2009) Museum purchase with funds donated by Carol T. Warning: At the bottom of this page is a listing of current Ebay auctions that claim to sell lawsuit guitars.
Definition: lawsuit guitars are high quality copies of popular American brand name guitars (like Fender and Gibson) produced by Japanese companies in the 1970s.
According to Paul Brett (on his website) the signature deal was for the UK only, but Aria had other ideas! The deal was for the UK only but I later learned that they were being sold on a much wider basis throughout the world.
Typical of Global Businesses….incapable of lying straight in bed !
That is why we hear so much about the “Lawsuit ERA” guitars.
Object Place: Nagoya, Japan Overall: 103.5 x 38.1 x 4.5cm (40 3/4 x 15 x 1 3/4in.) 2009.2417 Ash, maple, rosewood, plastic, steel, brass, nickel silver Asia, Contemporary Art, Musical Instruments Chordophones The dramatic curves of the Urchin guitar might have been inspired by the spiny points of the instrument’s sea-dwelling namesake, or they might suggest the sinister fins of a shark.
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I truly do not know how many were made or how many were sold as Aria never accounted to me for sales past the Gigsville Franchise.