1980s Aria FE-70 Elecord – Acoustic-Electric Guitar – Japan
This guitar has Style for miles…. Paul Weller of The Style Council selected an FE Elecord for playing songs like “Headstart for Happiness” as seen here in 1984 live video
If that doesnt give you the urge to obtain this rare, gorgeous sounding and looking guitar, well….
Regardless, this acoustic electric guitar has that “it” factor. Rare, gorgeous, vintage 80s, in ready to play condition, with a pedigree that screams coolness. ‘Hand Crafted From Selected Grain Wood’ with aesthetics for days. Made in Japan and i believe was created in the Matsumoko factory. A highly revered factory for expert craftsmanship and solid builds.
This FE 70 is ready, all electronics work, hardware and cosmetics are great condition, body is very good, no cracks, splits or repairs with beautiful details.
Top: Solid Spruce
Fret/board: Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge.
Pickup: Type-F Elecord (Vol and Tone)
The grain on this guitar, especially the arched back, has to be seen to be believed (see pics). Simply outstanding cosmetically, the photos just don’t do it justice. This was a very expensive guitar at the time, it is made from solid timber (not ply like most of the cheaper models).
At almost 40 years old, it is in superb condition with only very few small dings to the finish if you can see then without looking for it…and nothing that affects it’s tone or playability.
The high quality sealed tuners hold the tuning well and the fingerboard and bridge feature attractive Mother of Pearl inlays
The action is very low for an acoustic but no fret buzz. Consequently, this guitar plays really well and has a tone to put many of the larger brands to shame.
Pickup: Type-F Elecord Pickup. Manufacturer Installed.
This active preamp battery-powered pickup and pre-amp system works very well and is built in beneath the saddle. Battery life is extended as the pu is only activated when plugged in. The vibrations are picked up at the string, reducing handling noise and any feedback. The mounting system allows for easy Modification or replacement. See image of PU for what we mean.
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