Morris W601M

Posted by Wired on Wed, 01/28/04 - 15:46:04.
In Reply to Guitar Explosion

Have had this guitar for about 25 years. Great to play, great sound. Anybody know any more about this model? Is it Japanese made?



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W-602

I pickup a Morris W602 used from a shop in Toronto back in 2007. (Paid $120). It was in reasonable shape (a few dents and belt buckle marks on the back).
What I liked was the size, it's slightly smaller than a full size dreadnought and I thought the sound was nice, full voice.
I cleaned the fret board, adjusted the neck as best as possible (it had to be tightened by almost 3 full turns and then new light gauge strings. I love it.

Since then I've treated myself to a very nice Taylor 410, and while I LOVE my Taylor, I still play the Morris often. It just feels and sounds so nice.

I drop into used shops and keep my eye open for another late 70's model. I've seen web pictures of Morris's with double pick guards, love to find one.

If do see a Morris, look for the Chuck Wagon logo and maybe you'll be luck and find a gem like I did.

Re: Morris W601M

: Have had this guitar for about 25 years. Great to play, great sound. Anybody know any more about this model? Is it Japanese made?
i got one some few weeks great to play great sound and inspected by a kurasawa! do u have an idea about the price?thx bye

Re: Morris W601M

Hi,

I have a W-602 made in Japan in 1978; it was my first guitar and remains my preferred one, even if I have much higher value gears now... It is sentimental, but also because it plays great. The only backdraw is an adjustable saddle on a metalic chassis which is preventing the top of giving all it has; I'm currently replacing it with a custom made fossil ivory saddle from B.Colosi.
This was a cheap guitar, laminated spruce top (but very veloce) and mahogany back and side. Rosewood fingerboard and bridge, chrome tuners; these tuners can still be ordered for replacement from Morris in Japan.
I don't know the specs of your model, but I suspect it is a close one.
Hope this helped.
Jeff

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