#29 ARIA AD-150N

ARIA AD-150N Dreadnought Series (2005)

“Martin D-45 copy”

in mint condition
Finish: N=Natural, Ultra-thin Urethane Lacquer
Top: Solid Engleman Spruce
Back & Sides: Solid Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Frets: 20F
Bridge: Ebony
Binding: Abalone
Nut & Saddle: Cattlebone by Graphtec
Pickguard: Yellow Tortoise
Hardware: Gold
Machinehead: Grover



  1. What a beautiful guitar this is indeed! Over the past 40 years or so, I have owned many different acoustic guitars, including Gibsons, Martins, Fenders, along with various inexpensive Japanese models. While the Martins and Gibsons have there own unique qualities, I recently purchased an Aria AD-150 and I have to say I have never been more pleased with any guitar I have ever owned, seen or played. Even a friend’s D-45 which is an exceptional guitar, may not be as nice. I think the quality of craftsmanship of the AD-150 is comprable. The sound is simply amazing. Deep and rich tones with bright ringing highs. I am very happy I bought it.

    Best wishes,

    Lance Bedwell

  2. The Aria AD150 acoustic a beautiful instrument, plays and sounds as good as it looks. It has a rich, ringing tone with outstanding note definition right out of the box, has gotten better sounding in the one month i’ve had it, and sounds better than any given number of Martin’s I’ve played. It also loves being capoed. Comments I’ve seen on reviews about the neck profile being ‘ Taylor-like’ ( a thin modified C) are, I think , accurate.The flashy looks dont hurt either . The inside workmamship is great, as are the inlays. There is some very minor sloppiness of the neck binding close to the soundhole, as well as a long linear sctach in the pickguard, and I have a sneaking suspicion my guitar , acquired on E bay from a ‘certified Aria dealer’ may be a factory second. This doesnt bother me one bit, and I’d buy this guitar all over again ( or an AD 80- identical woodwork, less trim ) if I had to .

  3. I certainly agree that your AD 150 is gorgeous. The inlay work and fit and finish inside and out is first class all the way. In many instances I find that some of the Japanese builders of acoustic guitars exceed many of the U.S.A. big name builders. Aria (upper line), Ayers, Zematis and Morris are a few that come to mind. I too own a AD 150 and believe the tone is equal or superior to my high end Collings, Breedlove Master Class, and Takamine TNV360S (Japan). For the money this guitar blows away anything in it’s class. You cannot touch an American made guitar with the same ascetics this guitar possesses, tone and playability. I’m overly impressed what Aria has done with this AD 150, it’s simply a phenomenal guitar. Thanks for the great pictures, they were 50% of the reason I bought one, so thanks for your posting.

    With Kind Regards,
    William Bramlet

  4. Thanks for your comments and nice reviews, oh yes the Aria AD-150 is a mindblower acoustic, you’ll get tons of tone for the money…


  5. I just bought one and can’t wait to get it.I will leave a review soon.

  6. The guitar got to my house on Thursday I was on the road til Saturday 3:00AM this sucked I wanted to be home to play it! When I got home I was dead tired but I kissed the wife and then I opened the case it was beautiful and then I started playing it OMG the tone was amazing I didn’t put it down til about 5:30AM I had to do a little mod on the saddle but that’s it. For the money nothing compares. I bought this guitar NEW on ebay for $1150.00 with the case I am THRILLED to say the least! Ron K. 7-17-10

  7. Hey guys I have recently acquired an Aria AD150N. I was awe struck by the build quality,but playing confirmed the abalone inlays certainly made her sparkle both in looks and sound. I had two other guitars which I traded for her. I know she will be ringing like a bell for many years to come. I have had Tama guitars in my playing history and also Martin. She is comfortable on my lap and a pleasure to play with nice neck and good action now. I use a Fishman Blend pickup on her and she sounds brilliant. I am indeed a very happy man… Wombat

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