ARIA PRO II TA 61

  • Aria Pro-II TA 61 electric guitar
  • Aria Pro-II TA 61 electric guitar

Overview

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1984 to 2006

The Aria Pro II TA 61 was an ES-335 style hollow body similar to the TA 60 - but with maple top, back and sides. The TA 60 was introduced around 1984 so presumably the TA 61 was also introduced in the mid 1980s. Aria USA had a TA 61 page on their website until 2007 - although the model may have been discontinued earlier than this.  The guitar is more a hollowbody than a semi-hollow. It has a supporting centerblock, made of laminated maple/mahogany/maple, underneath the bridge and stoptail, which helps to reduce feedback, but the centerblock does not run the length of the body. The result is a deluxe, fully-bound, lightweight, vibrant, smaller-bodied 335-style electric guitar.

The design of the model went through some changes over the years - the peghead shape was changed and earlier ones feature block inlays whereas the later ones have dots

Source: Aria catalogs (1984 - 1998)

Source: Aria USA TA-61 page (archived 2007)

 

Specifications (22)

Controls

Tone controls1 tone switch

General

Finish colorsnatural finish, red finish
Finish effectssunburst finish
Bindingbody binding
Number of strings6 strings

Body

Body back materialmaple body back
Body length19 inches body length
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Body styleES-335 style
Pickguard materialtransparent pickguard

Hardware

Bridgetune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorgold-plated hardware
Tailpiecestop tailpiece

Fretboard

Fingerboard inlay materialmother of pearl fingerboard inlay material
Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard

Neck

Neck jointset neck
Neck materialmaple neck
Neck profileC shaped neck
Neck width1.68 inches wide at nut
Number of frets22 fret
Peghead (headstock)bound headstock
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (2)

DatePriceConditionNameComments
2002€275goodAbe
2001$799newguitar-listList price

Reviews (1)

ARIA PRO II TA 61 reviewed by Anonymous

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Fantastic guitar with great Korean build quality, Incredibly versatile tones available thanks to the Varitone rotary switch offering 6 different tones for each/both pickups selected. Neck is comfortable and a joy to play. Amazing guitar do not overlook this if seeking a 335 semi type guitar.

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