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Post by silence86 on Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:19 pm

Hm, since i saw the "aria zz custom" (that one with the stains of blood) that is currently for sale in Toronto I can't get it out of my head...does perhaps someone know about one in Europe that's for sale? I'd be thankful for every help.

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Re: wanted:aria zz custom

Post by corsair on Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:00 pm

There's a collector/player in Germany whose got the set of ZZ's; they seem to pop up there more than in the US so keep looking and good luck!! Very Happy

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Re: wanted:aria zz custom

Post by silence86 on Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:10 pm

hi,

i'm just planning the shipping of an "aria zz custom"(not in the bloodstain-design but in blue-burst),and the seller and i consider to unscrew the neck to for the shipping.Could you please tell me if we have to consider anything?
many thanks for helping ma again and again:-)...

best wishes
hans

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Post by corsair on Mon Mar 09, 2009 2:34 pm

I think you'll be OK; I have had a few guitars come in from overseas that have had the necks removed and they've gone back on fine. Pack it well, Hans, that's all I'd say; much bubble wrap!! Very Happy

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Re: wanted:aria zz custom

Post by silence86 on Tue Mar 10, 2009 10:19 am

he'll hopefully pack it well Smile ...this zz has a act-2 tremolo. Does perhaps someone here have a act-3 tremolo that he/she would sell or knows anything about one?(i know the chance is pretty small,but asking doesn't cost anything Wink )

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Post by corsair on Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:25 pm

Yeah, the ACT trems were peculiar to APII, so the Matt forums

http://www.matsumoku.org/ggboard/index.php

.... would probably be a little more helpful! You'll let us have a look at it when you get it, yes?! Very Happy

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Re: wanted:aria zz custom

Post by colt933 on Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:48 pm

corsair wrote:I think you'll be OK; I have had a few guitars come in from overseas that have had the necks removed and they've gone back on fine. Pack it well, Hans, that's all I'd say; much bubble wrap!! Very Happy

+1

Of course, you can't take the neck off of the bayonet mount, set necks, and neck-thru guitars.

I've sent several bolt-on neck guitars to Europe in 2 pieces. An electric with the neck still on goes in a box bigger than many European countries will accept from the US mail.

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Re: wanted:aria zz custom

Post by silence86 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:13 am

here's a little preview (the "lock nut washers" and some screws are missing and the roland gk2 isn't installed any more,so i will have to fill some holes in the body. The original machine heads and the locking nut have been replaced by other parts, but i'll get the original parts)


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Re: wanted:aria zz custom

Post by corsair on Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:49 pm

oooh, nice! That blue burst does it for me!! It looks pretty much complete, too... Why were the OEM machines replaced, do you know?
Have a look here..

http://www.matsumoku.org/models/ariaproii/zz.html

...when you get it, you could break it down and let the good folk at Matt know what it is, because that finish doesn't show on the documentation they've got so far!!

Good catch: expensive?

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Re: wanted:aria zz custom

Post by silence86 on Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:25 pm

The previous owner replaced them with "sperzel"-machine heads so tuning and changing the strings was easier (I think).

About the price: It was far not so expensive as the "bloodstain-design"-zz custom in Toronto, but a little more expensive than I thought it might be worth. I guess the guitars built by unkle Matt are always a little bit more expensive in Europe than in the rest of the world? But as it is blue burst and it looks even better than the bloodstains (to me) I jumped on it. (didn't even know that the zz custom was available in blue burst, until i read it in a catalogue yesterday)

As soon as the guitar arrives it'll get new strings and i'll send an email with pictures to them.

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Post by norfolkngood on Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:22 pm

Looks like a good find. I hadn't realised just how little "body" there is on these. Like some of the Gibbo Firebird/ Explorer models but less is clearly more!

Aria share the Uncle Mat DNA with our Westones and my old Washburn Raven, so good luck with the resto jobs Very Happy

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Re: wanted:aria zz custom

Post by silence86 on Sun Mar 29, 2009 3:27 pm

hm,ok...I don't know why, but our email-ping-pong suddenly ended 2 weeks ago with him saying that he has too much to do to send the guitar at the moment and he is going to see if it will be possible at the end of march. He didn't respond to any further email...seriously...WTF? In the end, I probably won't get this guitar (after he promised it will be mine)...

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STUNNING!!!!

Post by king koeller on Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:04 pm

It's so beautiful!!!
Gosh, Just think how great Aria, Westone and all the rest of the Made In Japan models were!!!!
This baby was meant to rock!!!!!
Matsumoku was the greatest!!!!!

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