This Aria AF 5502 guitar is in overall very good condition. It does have cosmetic imperfections that you can see in the photos. The neck is straight and the frets show little to no wear. Please read the full description for all of the details. We invite you to view the photos and please be sure to message us with any questions that you may have about this item.
ARIA (PRO II)
Product: electric guitars
ARIA HOLLOW BODY ELECTRIC GUITARS (THINLINE – 1970s)
Dates of manufacture:
1970 to 1975
Introduced around 1970 the Aria 5502T was a top-quality thinline ES-335 style hollow bodiedelectric. Available in red finish. It had an unusual bolt-on adjustable neck joint, with two screws and a small neck plate – from the look of it seems likely that there is a mortice and tenon joint and these screws lock it in place. It had a 24.75 inches scale length, ebony fingerboard, gold plated hardware, roller-bridge with trapeze tail-piece
The body has various scratches, and dings on it as well as some buckle rash and scratches on the back of the guitar. These can be seen in the photos, but overall this guitar looks great.
The neck is straight and has a ding on the side, and some checking at its base but doesn't affect the playability of this instrument.
The Headstock has some cosmetic imperfections but still looks great. The tuners all work perfectly as well.
The Hardware is in overall very good condition but does have some tarnishing on it.
We're not exactly sure what the exact date it. Based on the research it appears to be a 70's model guitar.
41.5 × 15.75 × 1.75 in
Finish color: red
Made in Japan
Binding: body binding, neck binding
Number of strings: 6
Scale length: 24.75 inches scale-length
Controls material color: black
Controls shape: top hat
Number of control knobs: 4
Pickup selector controls: 3-way selector switch
Tone controls: 2
Volume controls: 2
Pickups configuration: 2 humbucker
Body style: ES-335
Pickguard material color: black
Soundhole: 2 f-holes
Hardware color: gold-plated
Fingerboard inlay material: pearloid
Fingerboard material: ebony
Fingerboard position markers: block
Neck joint: bolt-on
Neck material: maple
Number of frets: 21
Tuner layout: three-each-side
Actual Weight: 7.51 lbs.