ARIA/ARIA PRO II
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ARIA/ARIA PRO II
Amplifiers currently produced in Japan beginning in the late 1970s. Current instruments currently produced in the U.S., Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia, and Spain. Distributed in the U.S. by Dana B. Goods in Ventura, CA. Previously distributed by Hanser Music Group (previously HHI) in Hebron, KY and by Aria USA/NHF in Pennsauken, NJ.
Aria is the trademark of the Arai Company of Japan, which began producing guitars in 1956. Prior to 1975, the trademark was either Aria, or Aria Diamond. Original designs in the 1960s gave way to a greater emphasis on replicas of American designs in the late 1970s. Ironically, the recognition of these well-produced replicas led to success in later years as the company returned to producing original designs. The Aria trademark has always reflected high production quality, and currently there has been more emphasis on stylish designs (such as the Fullerton guitar series, or in bass designs such as the AVB-SB).
The Aria company has produced instruments under their Aria/Aria Diamond/Aria Pro II trademark for a number of years. The first guitar amplifiers appeared on the market around 1979. Most amplifiers only had a run of a year or two and was replaced by a new series.
Note: Aria usually releases catalogs and price lists, but the two often don't coincide with one another, since distributors only offer certain items. Currently Aria's U.S. distributor does not offer any guitar amplifiers although they may be offered in other countries. The dates of production listed on the amplifiers in this section are based on their availability through distributors in the U.S.

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