Aria Pro II

Aria Pro II (Aria is pronounced are-ee-ah) was started in 1975 to create a high end line of guitars and basses produced initially in Japan by Matsumoku.  Nobuaki Hayashi (pseudonym H. Noble) currently of Atlansia, was a designer at Aria Pro II and was responsible for the design of the Aria Pro II SB-1000 Bass Guitar.

Aria Pro II SB 1000

These SB-1000 basses have, "The Aria Pro II - DeSigned & Approved by H. Noble Original Custom Body P.No. 555719 A Product of Matsumoku. 4 11 N.M." or "Specially Designed & Approved By ARIA Research & Development LAB. Original Custom Body Pat. No. 555719"

Lots of Aria and Aria ProII info can be found at http://www.prog.rockers.co.uk/aria.htm

Lots more information on these bass guitars can be found at Aria Bass on Blogspot.

Aria Pro II H.Noble Headstock

See more at Matsumoku.org  This website has a wealth of information on the history Matsumoku and the Japanese guitar building industry.

Also see Aria on Bass-Aholic

  More information about Aria Pro II on Wiki

Jack Bruce endorsing the SB-1000
Jack Bruce Aria Pro II

Aria Pro II Avante Series

Aria Pro II Cliff Burton Signature Bass Black'n Gold I released at Namm 2013  - Cliff Burton's family and friends talk about this amazing bass player.

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Updated links: May 12, 2013
Updated: February 8, 2013
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Builder DataBASS Information...

Luthier/Builder Brand Name: Aria Pro II
 This brand makes basses
Models: SB-1000
Other Info: Matsumoku, H. Noble
Country of origin: jp - Japan
Feb08,2013

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