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product types: 

  • banjos
  • mandolins
  • acoustic guitars
  • bass guitars
  • classical guitars
  • electric guitars


Shiro acoustic and electric guitars were made in Japan by Aria in the 1970s to 1980s. The range also included banjos and mandolins. The brand is named after Shiro Arai the founder of Aria Guitars (Arai & Co., Inc).


Arai & Co. Inc Nagoya , 23
Aiti (Aichi) JP

1 Comment

Shiro Classic SR80 / SR40

Wow! I saw the SR80. I have an SR40. It has a heart in the headstock, identical to the 80. I had it for over 40 years.
It sat in disrepair for a long time and I had it repaired finally. When I picked it up from my Luthier, I played it and it caused me to cry a little. I didn't realize how much I missed this guitar. It still has a beautiful sound. I try not to let day go by without playing it. I would like to get a new one with a heart in the headstock, a cutaway, and built in parametric EQ or something like that, Fishman would be great too, but electric too. There is, something about the heart in the headstock though. I have not seen anything like it out there in decades.