"It all started with the classical guitar", says Shiro Arai, Chairman and the founder of Aria Guitars.
The name, "ARIA", which means expressive melody, was first used in 1958 when Arai exported Japanese built classical guitars fitted with steel strings to South East Asia.
Arai released its first ARIA brand electric guitars in 1963 exporting to the US, followed with models including the 1532T and 1802T.
Aria has been at the forefront of guitar and Japanese guitar building excellence for 50 years, which means a wealth of experience and acquired expertise. The core value remains the same today, to constantly strive to achieve a higher level of excellence, quality and value for musicians.