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77 Aria L-5 Super 400 High Quality Japanese Crafted Lawsuit era correct replica in TOP playing form and AAA+++ condition WoW!....ASK about price if serious about owning this gem = SOLD OUT |
JUST SOLD OUT: - Here we are proud to present this Law suit prototype... Top quality easily comparable to the Gibson L-5 from the late 50's early 60's and better than Gibson's from the 70's.... This baby is Super RARE folks, its in near MINT condition These are Super V the absolute top of Matsumoku's product line. Have you ever held one of these baby's in person? It is astounding just how perfectly this example was constructed. I'll bet the top brass at Gibby were deflated when they compared one of these high end models. Solid body guitars are one thing, but large-bodied archtops are quite another matter. These are extremely complicated and difficult pieces to replicate...and Matsumoku did a masterful job.
Please do *not* confuse this with a low-end copy. There is very little difference between this and the expensive late 50's original.
This was originally designed to sell for 300,000 Japanese Yen in 1977, so it was quite an expensive instrument, even at that time. Made in Japan and hand built to exacting standards of quality and workmanship. Features premium bird's eye maple back and sides, spruce top, ebony fretboard, MOP split parallelogram fretboard inlay,super nicely detailed fret edge binding, multi-ply pickguard binding, multi-ply fretboard binding, correct elongated headstock and (factory) stinger on the back of the headstock. Rounded Super 400 Venetian cutaway and the classic L5 tailpiece WoW!!!
ALL ORIGINAL. with the exception of what its previous owner has added a very convincing real headstock overlay of mother of pearl... This is not a Gibson guitar but is a Japanese Replica of one that has undergone a "headstock conversion " No cracks, No breaks, No repairs, NO ISSUES!
Includes the original hardshell case in excellent condition with classic marigold interior (virtually impossible to find).
Some normal gold fading wear and the occasional slight handling mark here and there, but incredibly clean for a 33 year old adult owned one owner vintage guitar. Equipped with an outstanding set of PAF replica Humbucking pickups; most likely Maxon. Absolutely no need to change these out.
Please take some time to view our pics carefully. This example was built by the most skilled and meticulous craftsmen at a time when Japan had access to all the best timber. The hands down consensus amongst those jaded by much more expensive archtops is that there is no better value in a vintage Jazz box available today.
Let me know if interested in this high end instrument.