Aria Guitars of Japan is proud to introduce the Aria Pro II Cliff Burton Signature Bass. This guitar has been a year in the making and is being made with the authorization of the Cliff Burton family and Metallica. Cliff Burton was the bassist for Metallica for their first three albums, Kill 'Em All, Ride The Lightning and Master of Puppets.
The Aria Pro II Cliff Burton Signature Bass is a replica of the Black ‘n Gold I bass that Cliff played. Painstaking attention to detail was taken to build a tribute bass. It has a 7-ply maple/walnut neck with a neck-through, heel-less neck design. It has the same headstock with the patent statement on the front and Cliff Burton’s authorized signature on the back of the headstock. Each of the tuners are handcrafted out of brass and gold-plated and the 40mm nut is made of brass. The neck has a 34 inch scale with 24 frets. The fretboard is made of rosewood with cat eye and mother of pearl inlays.
The body is the original SB shape and made of alder. The Aria Pro II Cliff Burton Signature Bass is loaded with an Aria MB-V passive pickup. It has a single tone and volume control with a dual sound mini-toggle switch. The bridge is solid brass with gold plated saddles. The bass will ship inside of a deluxe ostrich hardshell case and a certificate of authenticity signed by Ray Burton.
|Headstock:||Original SB Design|
|Neck Shape:||Standard, Medium|
|Neck:||7 Ply Maple/Walnut|
|Neck Joint:||Neck-through, Heel-less Cutaway|
|Tuners:||Handmade Solid Brass Tuner Buttons, 24 K Gold Plated|
|Nut:||40mm Width Solid Brass|
|Truss rod Cover:||Solid Brass|
|Headstock Front Inlays:||Patent Statement|
|Headstock Back Inlay:||Cliff Burton Authorized Signature|
|Fretboard Scale:||34" or 864mm|
|Fretboard Inlays:||Cat Eye, Mother of Pearl Inlays|
|Body Shape:||Original SB Shape, Super Balanced Body|
|Pickup:||Aria MB-V Passive Pickup|
|Controls:||1xVolume, 1xTone, 1-Dual Sound Mini-Toggle Switch|
|Knobs:||Black SB Knobs|
|Tailpiece:||Solid Brass With 24K Gold Plated Saddles and Black Plated Body|
|Strap Pins:||18K Gold Plated Solid Brass|
|Strings:||Rotosound RS66LB (35, 55, 70, 90)|
|Certificate:||Certificate of Authenticity Signed by Ray Burton and Toshi Matsumura|
|Case:||Deluxe Ostrich Hardshell Case With Gold Hardware|