Aria 783

  • Aria 783 hollow bodied bass guitar
    Aria 783


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1969 to 1970

The Aria 783 was a hollow bodied bass made by Matsumoku in the late 1960s. The 783 had a trapeze trail-piece with wooden insert and a bridge with mute option. In 1971 this bass was renamed/replaced by the identical 5120 model. Aria described the ES-335 shaped 783 bass as follows in their 1969 catalog:

"A beautiful thin body, shaded sunburst finish. Long tapered neck, adjustable, steel reinforced. Bound rosewood fingerboard, pearl position markers. Two pick-ups, each with individual string controls. All edges bound, including "F" holes. Tone and volume controls for each pick-up. Finest chrome plated machine heads, heavy duty guard plate."

Source: Aria 1969 catalog

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Controls materialblack controls
Number of control knobs4 control knobs
Pickup selector controls3-way selector switch
Tone controls2 tone controls
Volume controls2 volume controls


Pickups configuration2 double coil pickups


Finish effectssunburst finish
Made inJapan
Number of strings4 strings
Scale length30.5 inches scale-length


Body styleES-335 style
Hollow bodyhollow body
Pickguard materialblack pickguard
Soundhole2 f-holes


Fingerboard materialrosewood fingerboard
Fingerboard position markersoffset dot fingerboard position markers


Hardware colorchrome hardware
Tailpiecetrapeze tailpiece


Number of frets20 fret
Tuner layouttwo-each-side

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