Aria : Left Handed Electric Guitars

Aria Guitars was founded in Japan in 1953 by Shiro Arai under the name ‘Arai and Company’.  They began retailing acoustic guitars in 1960 and currently produce a wide range of acoustic, electric and bass guitars under various names.

Unfortuntately Aria are one of those big name companies who overlook the left handed player, and as a result there is only a single model available.  And just to rub salt into the wound this single model is only available in our favorite color – black 😛  It seems unlikely that you will see many left handed Aria players around…

Let’s take a look at what’s available from this Japanese brand…

Aria STG-003 Left Handed Guitar

  • A solid alder body with a classic design
  • A bolt-on maple neck
  • A rosewood fingerboard
  • 25 1/2″ scale length
  • 22 frets
  • Three OS-1 single coil pickups
  • One volume knob, two tone knobs, 5-way pickup selector
  • VFT-1 Tremolo bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • Available in black

Aria STG-003 Left Handed Electric Guitar Lefty

Aria Website

The Aria website is fairly basic in design and dated in appearance, but the lack of bells and whistles does make for an efficient browsing experience.  There is absolutely no mention of left handed guitars anywhere on the site and as I result I had to contact Aria to find out any information.  There is certainly a lot of room for improvement from this company.  Brands need to realise that the company website is generally the first port of call for potential customers.

For more information:
Aria Guitars Website

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  1. Mike
    Mike says:

    I completely agree with the above. I bought a left handed TS300 Thor sound in wood finish in 1981 for £369, and stupidly sold it when money got tight. I’ve regretted doing that ever since.

  2. Arthur Soares
    Arthur Soares says:

    I own a AriaPro Left Handed Guitar. It’s a MagnaSeries in Black of course and it’s with me since the 90’s. And it will be for life for shure.
    It’s a 2 single coil+humbucker+ 5 way pickup selector. Great guitar connected to a DOD Tec4 and a Johnson 30w Amp. Plus 2 isolated pedals: a distortion pedal made by me + a BlackCoffee metal distortion by Darelectro

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