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

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

Aria Pro II H.Noble Headstock

See more at  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
Previous Page: September 9, 2011



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

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