70’S-80’S JAPANESE(ARIA) PAN TELECASTER
The trail of the Pan guitar brand leads back to the Aria guitar company. The Arai Co. was originally founded by classical guitarist Shiro Arai sometime in the early 1950s as an importing company which expanded in the mid 1950s and began manufacturing classical guitars. Electric guitar production began around the turn of the decade and the Aria and Aria Diamond names were adopted. Offerings at that time consisted of various solid and hollow body guitars loosely influenced by western designs such as the "Bison" and "Jaguar". Arai Co. also manufactured a number of re-brands and components distributed by other importers. Evidence of this can be seen in the design and construction of such brands as Univox, Conrad, Lyle, Domino, Maxi-Tone, Pan, Arita, and a number of others. The following link will lead you to a site which describes the history of the Aria company and some of the copyright lawsuits filed by American makers when the "Japanese Invasion" began in the 60's. http://www.therathole.org/guitars/arai_matsumoku.html
She has a sweet thin neck, tons of Mojo! True Relicing here-not forced or manufactured, but worn by gigging and whiskey hands!(see pics)
I have a buddy we trade/sell back and forth. He hade her set up at Action Sound, and Kluson tuners put on her.
Call Larry @ 9 o 3 7 for 2 one ate 3 six
Always open to reasonable offers and full, or partial, trades.