Stunning Japanese acoustic dating from the 70s or early 80s. Morris guitars are based on classic American models...
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Stunning Japanese acoustic dating from the 70s or early 80s. Morris guitars are based on classic American models from Martin and Gibson and this is their take on the Martin D-15. It’s had a full set-up by Dean Rowbotham at Bedford Guitars and is playing beautifully. It sounds superb with a full rich tone and plenty of sustain.
The build quality and attention to detail is very good indeed – Japanese guitars from this era can be superb and outclass their American counterparts. Tonally this one’s all you’d hope for from a good vintage acoustic with quality woods that have had several decades to mature. Featuring Andean Rosewood back and sides, Spruce top and a Rosewood fretboard, this guitar quietly whispers ‘quality’. The detailing is very well-executed with fine mother of pearl bands around the top edge and sound hole. This guitar offers a lot of bang for your buck – give me a well-made vintage acoustic over a new guitar at a similar price point any day.
Head is in very good condition with only a couple of very small dings. Neck condition is excellent, with just one small impression on the back. Body shows signs of wear commensurate with age – plenty of minor dings and scratches to the front and back but nothing major. There are a few more apparent scratches on the underside of the body shown in the photos. Metal parts of the guitar show a bit of oxidation but nothing too significant. Overall it presents very well and looks as a good vintage guitar should.
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