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Aria Bass Serial Numbers

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Corwoodland, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Corwoodland


    Feb 23, 2012
    I have been looking online and have not successfully found a great site that has Aria bass serial numbers. I just picked up an older Aria bass this morning and am not sure as to when it was made could anyone help me out? It says it is made in Japan, it appears to be from early to mid-eighties. The serial number is 1046961. Thank you for whatever help you can give me.
  2. MaddAnthony_59

    MaddAnthony_59 Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2006
    Columbus, IN
    I Channel Surf During Commercials. (Drives my Wife CRAZY!!!)
    Typically Matsumoku made Aria / Aria Pro II basses can be deciphered as such:

    If the 1st Number is a 6 or Less ad 1980 to it and that is the year.

    If it is 7 or Greater add 1970 to it and that is the year.

    Aria started serial numbering their basses in 77, and I believe the Matsumoku factory came to an end in 1987, so this "Method" is pretty safe.

    Here is a Link to offer some other insights...

    Models Specifications and Info
  3. Bruno Maia

    Bruno Maia

    Apr 26, 2016
    Hi there,
    I own an Aria ProII Avante Series 6 string bass serial number S4080836 made of Swamp Ash body and 3 piece rock maple neck through, natural finish, original pickups and preamp.
    I would like to know the year and country where it was built.

    It is a great sounding bass:

    I suppose it was made between 1995 and 1998.

    Could anyone help me track this great sounding bass, please?
    Thank you.

    Attached Files:

  4. AcridSaint

    AcridSaint ベーシスト Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    I don't play well.
    You may want to start your own thread on the subject.

    I don't know for sure how to date your bass, but it is my belief that the 90s Avante basses were made in Korea. Are you sure it's a swamp ash body? I think it may be alder.
  5. Ollymix2000


    Dec 20, 2020
    I have The same problem trying to date my Aria pro2 sb700 bass i bought in The 80’s,
    Serial Number is 00547.Any help would-be be Great thanks

    Attached Files:

  6. May 1980
  7. Ollymix2000


    Dec 20, 2020
    That was was quick! Thanks.
    Gluvhand likes this.
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