morris guitar

Posted by hans on Sun, 12/01/02 - 05:39:59.

Who can tell me anything about Morris guitars, especially steel string, model WJ 20S, no. 809213.

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Also some of the older vintage guitars....Yamaha and Morris both as well as others....have very high action ....sometimes an expensive issue to repair......Hope some found this useful!!
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