Vintage 1960’s-70’s ARIA Diamond Violin Bass guitar

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Vintage 1960’s-70’s ARIA Diamond Violin Bass guitar

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  • The Aria Diamond Violin bass, Made in Japan, was introduced approx late 60’s  and research indicates they were made until about 1980.
    Exported under other various names, Univox, Apollo, Tiesco , Kawai and more names.
  • The bass is the Japanese manufacturers version of the original 1960’s Gibson EB-O – EB-3
  • It is a laminate maple hollowbody, 2 x Humbucker pickups , single volume and tone controls. Worn Gold hardward, pickup covers, tuners etc.
  • Unique scroll style headstock. Bound rosewood fingerboard.
  • Zero fret near the nut and a 30″ scale length.
  • Quality 2 per side tuners with robust black tuner heads.
  •  The height adjustable timber bridge tends to give the humbuckers a fatter muddy tone similar to the Jack Bruce fatter Gibson humbucker sound.
    Metal saddles/bridge would make a brighter tone . Some may be tempted to fit black tapewound nylon strings for that great, smooth playing upright or fretless bass feel and sound.
  • The body shows some nicks and scrapes consistent with age. Signs of it once being setup as a left hand bass.
    Some unusual lacquer bubbling around the treble f hole  (note that the F holes are  purely done as design.)
    Strap button at the neck butt has at one time been moved slightly, possibly just being a loose screw hole. All just cosmetic and easy fixes.Looking for something unusual or something affordable yet vintage. This may be worth considering.
  • Comes with a more modern gig bag.Please feel free to contact with your inquiries.

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