Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Aria makeover

We are planning a huge makeover of this Japan 1978 Aria RE550 :

It is a very well made Matsumoku Rickenbacker 4001 copy as seen here: In the Original Catalogue

Front view:

Back view:

The plans are:

  • Stripping the paint and lacquer for new paint job
  • Re-designing the Scratchplate
  • Swapping the Bridge Pickup for a P-Bass-style Pickup (Leave a comment if You can recommend a good Model !!!)
  • Upgrading all the Pots and the Switch
  • Shielding the Body Cavity

The Neck-Pickup is cool...It stays, but the lacquer on the fretboard doesn't.

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