From the great Japanese Matsumoku plant, sometime in the 80's according to Google. Aria by jposega, on Flickr Aria by jposega, on Flickr Aria by jposega, on Flickr Aria by jposega, on Flickr Aria by jposega, on Flickr There's no label inside. The gold is well worn on the pickups, and pitted on the bridge and tuners. The studs for the tailpiece are lifting a tiny bit. I've got it tuned to B standard with D'addario strings right now (my Squier Strat is my E standard guitar). My fat, bass player fingers don't do well with the shorter (24.75"?) Gibson scale length. Sounds awesome, sets up with super low action, plays great, and is quite light. I don't play guitar enough to warrant having a guitar this nice sitting around not getting played. A page on this model: http://www.matsumoku.org/models/ariaproii/ta/ta.html $350 shipped CONUS only in a case that it sorta fits in (theres a couple foam blocks to keep it in place, but it'll be well bubble wrapped and packed. Make an offer, but no trades.