Morris guitar?

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  1. andrewsadlon

    andrewsadlon Tele-Meister

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    An old bass player at my church had this guitar, said she bought it in Japan during "'Nam". Gave it to me since it was collecting dust in her attic. I think its discontinued. Anyone experienced with Morris guitars? Just looking for more information on it...
     

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  2. Westreverb

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    Hi there
    I was working in Tokyo in the mid 80's and a workmate bought a Morris ovation copy
    Nice guitar
    I'm pretty sure it was a Japanese company
    Nice guitar you have there
    Enjoy
     
  3. zombywoof

    zombywoof Friend of Leo's

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    Don't know much about Morris guitars other than production started in the late 1960s and they began to show up in the U.S. in the early 1970s or so. They were part of the MIJ-clone craze so they all tend to look like something made by either Fender or Gibson. Yours looks like a Morris W-40 or something and obviously looks liek a Martin

    I believe Morris is actually still in business so the guitar may still be in production although I doubt they are still made in Japan or owned by the same parent company.
     
  4. studebaker hawk

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    Don't know for sure, I believe they were made by Terada.
     
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    I owned a 6 string Morris in the 70's. Played & sounded great.....
     
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    Ads were run for Morris guitars in Guitar Player magazine in the 70's.
    I saw a few, and they were good, solid MIJ guitars.
    They were a little nicer, like some Hohners.
     
  7. PeteMac

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    I owned 2 Morris guits back in the day; one, a standard dread; the other a solid body "acoustic" ( like the Chet Aitkins model thingy ).

    Both were ok . . . nothing more.
     
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    My older brother has had a D-28 style Morris since the early '90's that our dad got from a Nashville country musician friend of his. It's a nice guitar- rosewood back and sides and a v neck and a nice booming tone. It's been played far too little and has a few issues from being moved to the Rockies but its a great guitar
     
  10. Henry

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    First guitar I ever owned was a Morris LP copy, my Dad bought it for me. I modded it into a complete ruin. The memories I have now are really rather fond though it was probably a piece of rubbish. Ah the sweet bird of youth...
     
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    The other guitar player in the Praise Band I had played in played a Morris dread. Said he had it for about 20+ years. Sounded amazing to me and others that heard it. Not much more I can add. Sorry.
     
  12. sneakyjapan

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    I own two...they are still made and the high end stuff is MIJ, lower ends are not. I have an M-2001 and an S-61, both from last decade and both outstanding...they do make some models that rival anything made by anybody and they make stuff for beginners, they cover all levels. The one in question I don`t know about but I do know they make great stuff and have an excellent reputation in Japan, they started exporting to the US in the past few years.
     
  13. Abu Twangy

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    I recall reading about Morris guitars maybe ten years ago.

    They were made in Japan, starting in the late sixties and the owner of the exporting company used the nickname "Morris" for his own similar-sounding Japanese first name.
     
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    Yeah...I should have said I read they started exporting to the States...I`m not there, I`m here...but I did read that on line somewhere.
     
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