ARIA GUITARS: 100 SERIES ELECTRO CUTAWAY

100 SERIES ELECTRO CUTAWAY

100 Series Electro Cutaway Available

Following the successful launch of 100 series, electro cutaway version is now avaialble with 101 (OM) and 111 (Dreadnought).
Both feature a beautiful florentine cutaway, vintage style open gear tuners. Fishman Isys preamp employed for a superior amplified boost for recording and live performance.
101 is available in MTN (Matte Natural), MTTS (Matte Tabacco Sunburst), MTCS (Matte Cherry Sunburst), MTBK (Matte Black). 111 is available in MTN and MTTS.
These are expected to be available in Mid-May.

DELTA PLAYER RANGE MORE TO COME!

Delta Player Range

To respond favorable feedback, we are expecting replenishing stock of Delta Player Range.

Dedicated to the delta blues era, The Aria Delta Player range brings you genuine vintage feel at an affordable price.
Uncompromised craftsmanship generates pure solid tone and outstanding playability. The new ‘MUBR’ Muddy Brown finish completes the Vintage Vibe.
available in the following, Dreadnought OM and Parlour.
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SINSONIDO

ARIA SINSONIDO

Aria’s Sinsonido Series of travel guitars are truly an example of excellence in design. They can be played through headphones (Supplied) or through your amplifier. The body frame makes for comfortable playing while seated, or can be removed for playing while standing with strap. Licensed original P.U. generates pure acoustic sound.
AS105 series with added effect functions is also available.
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RETRO CLASSICS

DM-01

Aria DM guitars are back with a modern twist. Stunning vintage tones are generated by twin P-90 style pickups allied to a passive tone / volume circuit. Tuning stability is enhanced by a tune-o-matic bridge while the floating tremolo system allows sweet shimmering vibratos.

ARIA MEISTER SERIES

MSG-05 & 02

Aria Meister Series offer an Impressive Specification. Carefully hand-crafted in Indonesia, “bolt-on” neck construction was employed to Promote Superior Sustain Chracteristics.
The All Solid MSG – 05 has a Solid Engelmann Spruce Top, Solid Rosewood Back & Sides, Gold Hardware and comes with a case.
available in Natural (N), or Brown Sunburst (BS).The MSG – 02 has a Solid Engelmann Spruce Top, Rosewood Back & Sides and Chrome Hardware.
Also available in Natural (N), or Brown Sunburst (BS).agORDER NOW!

ADF / ADW SERIES

ADF-01
Aria ADF-01 is an ideal guitar for beginners of various styles and genres.
The body is a built with a spruce top with sapele back and sides. Generating clear projection and a powerful acoustic sound. A wide range of colour choices also available and all come in a nice
glossy finish. ADF-01 3/4 (580mm scale), ADF-01 1/2 (530mm scale) are also available.
For Dreadnought Players, ADW-01 and electro cutaway version of ADW-01CE are available.

A-48CE

A-48CE

New for 2017. Now in stock.
A-48CE is a thin body classical guitar with electro cutaway.
Features include solid spruce top, flamed maple back & side, Fishman Classica III. 14 fret neck joint and 45mm nut width is employed to improve the playability. Versatility perfect for even non-classical guitar players.
Strung with Savarez CJ500.

UKULELE STRAP

SPS-U/B
SPS-U/B is a leash type ukulele strap.
Available in 8 different beads colours of Natural, Red, Blue, Green, Yellow, Purple, Pink, Orange. Hooks into the sound hole. 680 mm adjustable length.

MOJO GIG BAGS

“Never be Without Your Mojo”

Fabulous Mojo Gig Bags are now all in stock!
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KAPUA UKULELES

Kapua Full Range Available

A great starter Ukelele strung with quality Aquila strings and supplied with a bag. All colours avaialble.

  LEOLANI UKULELES

LEOLANI UKULELE AVAILABLE

These quality Hawaiian Leolani brand Ukuleles are now available in Koa or Mahogany and come with a gig bag.

ARIA STRINGS RANGE

High Quality Strings Available

A great range of Aria strings for: Acoustics and Electrics in Light, Exl, Exl Coated and Coated Light. Electric Bass Long Scale and Classical High & Mid Tension.

STEVE CLAYTON

STEVE CLAYTON

– Ultem Plectrums –
Ultem Plectrums are remarkable for creating crisp clean tones, on even the dullest of strings. This pick is made of the highest grade material to ensure your guitar produces the cleanest, brightest tone available. This pick closely resembles the true sound of actual tortoiseshell that is so widely desired. However, it will not fracture like tortoiseshell and is one of the strongest picks on the market.

RAT DISTORTION PEDALS



I bought the cheapest guitar I could find with a Bigsby B50 on it so I could have something to test fit my tuning stabilizer on. This Alden guitar popped up on Ebay and I got it for $149.99 direct from China. I have no ides what model they call this or even how one could produce and build a guitar for $150. The pickups were, however, aweful. I replaced them with some Rio Grande Blues / Low Bar P90's that are pretty darn decent. I added the tuning stabilizer to the Bigsby to reduce the string break angle over the bridge, which also REALLY softens the feel of the Biggs. I had laying around an old Fender locking nut with fine tuners, so I slapped that on too. Egnater Rebel 30 makes a difference too! Check this out and judge (the sound, not necessarily the playing) for yourself.

Vigier and A Little Thunder: Something Special for Mary Spender (video)

This summer the luthiers at Vigier have built something special for our favorite UK Songstress, Mary Spender. Known as much for her unique approach to playing as she is for her gorgeous voice and monster songwriting chops, Mary was in need of something to push her solo performances a little further. Enter A Little Thunder.

mary-spender-guitarFor those not familiar with A Little Thunder, here are some words from founder/inventor Andy Alt: A Little Thunder is a patented and unique guitar humbucker that drops the bottom two strings by -1 or -2 octaves to sound like a bass & guitar being played simultaneously. It requires no routing, MIDI, or 9V battery to operate, and has a hyper, near-zero latency bass response. It pops into a guitar and suddenly there’s a huge bass sound filling the room! You also get all 6 guitar strings coming through the pickup, and the bass signal from A Little Thunder can be used at the same time as any other pickup in your guitar. There’s no relearning the guitar either, just play as normal and the pickup detects the lowest notes your playing and gives it a deeply satisfying bass sound to accompany the guitar! We’re proud to feature Mary Spender as a premiere A Little Thunder artist and look forward to a bright future of creative possibilities!

Mary’s new Excalibur Indus in TextWhite is the first and only guitar from Vigier to feature A Little Thunder and we hope it serves her as well as her Revolution Green G.V. Rock has for the past two years.

Read more about A Little Thunder here.

Watch Mary and her Revolution Green G.V. Rock do their thang here :



I bought the cheapest guitar I could find with a Bigsby B50 on it so I could have something to test fit my tuning stabilizer on. This Alden guitar popped up on Ebay and I got it for $149.99 direct from China. I have no ides what model they call this or even how one could produce and build a guitar for $150. The pickups were, however, aweful. I replaced them with some Rio Grande Blues / Low Bar P90's that are pretty darn decent. I added the tuning stabilizer to the Bigsby to reduce the string break angle over the bridge, which also REALLY softens the feel of the Biggs. I had laying around an old Fender locking nut with fine tuners, so I slapped that on too. Egnater Rebel 30 makes a difference too! Check this out and judge (the sound, not necessarily the playing) for yourself.

TrueFire Review

TrueFire Review

There is no shortage of musical instruction companies that are using modern technology to help them in teaching the masses, but there are few that do it as completely and with such great success, all the while not exiling traditional instruction techniques in the process as TrueFire.

The first thing you should know about TrueFire is that if you’re the type of person who only wants a DVD, you’re going to be happy with TrueFire’s offerings as most are available on DVD.  But if you’re the type of person that prefers to indulge themselves in modern technology made possible through computers, tablets, or smart phones, TrueFire is ALSO right up your alley.  If you find yourself somewhere between the two camps, you’ll still love TrueFire.
The first thing you’ll notice as you look through their catalog of over 12,000 video lessons, is that they are focused on trying to mitigate buyer’s remorse as much as possible.  Lesson samples include videos, often-lengthy explanations of the course’s materials, and how the instruction will be presented (as every instructor is a little different).  As a result, you really get a feel for what the course you’re buying will be like instead of judging it based on the instructor’s reputation (or a worse way to judge: their looks) or DVD cover like you may in a store.
The second thing that sets TrueFire apart is that there are usually two packages you can buy from them: one being a download-only option where there is no physical media sent to you(at a lower cost as there is no physical material to print and ship to you), and one where physical media IS sent to you at a higher cost.
Personally, I think there’s no reason to buy the physical media and have it shipped to you.  TrueFire encourages you to burn a data DVD with the materials on it so it never gets lost, even if your computer’s hard drive crashes.  I took it one step further and copied it into my Dropbox account so I can access any part of it from any tablet or smart phone in the world (so long as I have an Internet connection).  This includes PDFs and TAB in a variety of formats, jam tracks, and the videos themselves, basically offering me the entirety of the course on my small iPhone screen, which may be the most handy thing possible for long trips away since there are no books or DVDs to keep track of and Dropbox keeps everything in the cloud, always accessible.
But this is just the traditional video-type lessons.  True Fire has more than that.  They have online workshops, interactive video lessons, TrueFire TV (where you can see the interactive video lessons in a streaming format), online classrooms where you get “face to face” instruction that really is one on one.  If that isn’t enough, they also have apps designed for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch that range from the free Guitar Lab app (which contains various mini-lessons from various courses) to the more specific apps that focus on a specific course (like “50 Blues Guitar Licks”).  They all come with videos and other needed learning materials.
As far as the instructional quality goes, TrueFire offers all the video angles to help eliminate any confusion, and everything is slowed down and easy to follow.  The course’s chapters are easy to navigate, you never feel lost, and (most importantly) there’s not a lot of wasted time when it comes to getting to where you need to go so you can get start learning right now.  Additionally, when you’re looking at potential lessons to buy, they all feature extensive “About Your Instructor” sections that explain who they are and why they’re an authority on the subject.  There are also potential comments and/or reviews on the courses so you can see what other players thought of it.
One of the best things about TrueFire is that they are so committed to a pleasant user experience that anyone can sign up for the free Student Plan and get 30 days of access to the full site (and “other great perks,” which in my case meant 10 free dollars in credits that happened to coincide with a lesson sale, so I was able to pick up a full lesson for free) so you can take your time, poke around, see what the courses have to offer and then, if you want to, sign up for a paid plan which starts at $15.00 a month.
A friend of mine suggested that I look into TrueFire for a review and told me his Dropbox method of storing the lessons since he goes on the road a lot.  He said that the customer service folks are very nice to work with, and that he thinks $15.00 a month is a steal considering that he has access to so much and $15.00 wouldn’t get you nearly as much with a real-world instructor.  He’s got a really good point there.  $15.00 of music-store instruction wouldn’t begin to cover what you would get for the same money from TrueFire.
Their library is immense and I was able to find several video lessons that I wanted to purchase in the future (they have a beginner’s bluegrass lesson, for instance, that has 175 minutes of video, text commentary, standard notation as well as TAB in both Power Tab and Guitar Pro, and jam tracks that covers all sorts of chords and techniques, culminating in SIX full songs to learn).
In this day and age traditional video lessons on DVD are great, but they have limits – limits that are all but blown away by online offerings, but rarely do online companies offer their perks in such an up-front and easily-navigated format.  If you’re looking to learn new things, or in a new way, you should look at TrueFire and sign up for their free student plan to see what it’s all about.  I was nothing short of impressed and I bet you will be as well.
For more information, click HERE.


I bought the cheapest guitar I could find with a Bigsby B50 on it so I could have something to test fit my tuning stabilizer on. This Alden guitar popped up on Ebay and I got it for $149.99 direct from China. I have no ides what model they call this or even how one could produce and build a guitar for $150. The pickups were, however, aweful. I replaced them with some Rio Grande Blues / Low Bar P90's that are pretty darn decent. I added the tuning stabilizer to the Bigsby to reduce the string break angle over the bridge, which also REALLY softens the feel of the Biggs. I had laying around an old Fender locking nut with fine tuners, so I slapped that on too. Egnater Rebel 30 makes a difference too! Check this out and judge (the sound, not necessarily the playing) for yourself.