Rare 1975 Tf Morris W-50 Acoustic Guitar Solid Woods Martin D-35 Copy

Posting ID : B1010039005
Date Posted : 2012-09-21
Category : Musical Instruments By Owner

MY NUMBER IS 423-715-7920 IF YOU ARE INTERSTED. PLEASE READ AD BEFORE CALLING AS IT IS VERY DETAILED AND CAN ANSWER MOST QUESTIONS. If you are looking at this ad hopefully you are familar with the higher end Morris guitars. What we have here is an incredible and very hard to come by acoustic. This acoustic was made by Gakki in Japan around 1975 form what I could find in the old catalog sites. It is all original and in great shape for its age. It features solid spruce top with East Indian Rosewood solid side, three peice solid back made of East Indian Rosewood and flame maple, Martin style neck volute on rear of headtock, real abaoline binding, snowflake inlays, rosewood fretboard, and abaolone T F Morris inlaind into an East Indian Rosewood headstock veneer. This guitar is very loud and boomy with a crystal clear tone that rings forever. It has a few small nicks here and there and a couple of scratches along the lower bout (side) that can be seen in the photos. The scratches would likely buff out. There are no cracks or seperation in the wood anywhere. The neck is nice and straingt. It appears to be finished in Nitro Lacquer as most higher end guitars should be. Its has aged well and has good action with very littel fret wear. The tuners are the original Morris stamp sealed tuners. About all I could think it needs is a new set of strings and a good cleaning of the fretboard. It comes in a period correct and likely Morris factory hardshell case stamped Inigaki on the latch. The case is missing a couple of latches and screws but the tolex is nice and the hinges./latches can be repaired easily. If you want the Martin sound and quality, this guitar has it all without the huge Martin price. This is a lawsuit style copy of the Martin D-35. This is probaly a first run of the W-50 and they ran these up into the 90s as far as I can tell. This peice has Morris Gakki Co burned into one of the braces similar to what a Martin would have. Later models had a oval or rectangular sticker. Please dont confuse this guitar with the Korean Made Morris starter guitars. This guitar originally sold for $50,000 YEN in 1975 wich would equate to $636 in todays American Dollars.
Here is a twelve string version that is very similar listed on Ebay for a huge price:

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