morris guitar

Posted by hans on Sun, 12/01/02 - 10:39:59.

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

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I know exactly what you

I know exactly what you mean....
I have a spruce-top MG-23...
Stunning instrument

Equal in build to really high-end guitars...
Check the "Inspected By" signature...
A number of them were signed by Matsuoko....possibly before he started his own brand..

I have a Morris FY-503, has

I have a Morris FY-503, has anyone ever heard about this model. I found it in an old house

I have a Morris FY-503 from 1972 too

I have a Morris FY-503 from 1972 too. Have any information about it? I can't find it anywhere online.

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Ran across this Morris A-6 guitar it is in excellent shape...can any tell me anything about it? it appears to be an older model.

Morris B-702

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Some details and Value of a Morris Acoustic

I have played guitar for many years....all types of acoustics from Martins to Yamahas ....including owning a few Morris acoustics.....and other Martin copies.
Both Older Yamahas and Morris are great buys for the money (200-400 bucks or so for many models) . I know this is a gross over simplification....but I would add that the specific guitar ...not necessarily the model is just as important in how the guitar sounds. For example I own both red label Yamahas as well as green labels also made in Japan and the later (less expensive) ones made in Taiwan. And the sound for me comes down more to the particular guitar. They are all relatively 'vintage' with that aged mellow tone....and the soundboards of some - although laminate were made of layered spruce for strength ....for shipping purposes .....not like today's laminates....that will never sound any better. So essentially 1 piece of 'sound wood' was cut and cross layered ....and so it did age as well as the solid tops of that era...maybe some better! Now in more recent years I came across Morris guitars and I own an f-18 and a couple of W-30 and 40's My favorite is the smaller 18. It just sounds better with the most even tone, punchiest bass and great sustain. I paid about 125 bucks for it ....and liked it so much I found another ...and paid 300 for it .....and it is not quite as good ...go figure!!!

Bottom line ...It is hard and chancy to buy a guitar online ......although you can get a great deal.....Also 'sound' is also very dependent on your playing style. Some guitar stores sell good vintage guitars ...and if you have a large selection ..i.e. live near a arge city is probably best to pay a few more bucks for a guitar you can hear first.

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!!
Good luck and keep playing ... Isaac

Morris Guitar which has Tabo's Project sticker

Hi Guys,

I have Morris MV 701 guitar which I bought from an used Japanese product dealer with the hard casing and in good condition. It has a sticker that says Tabo's Project on top side of the box. I am curious to check if this is an actual guitar which was used by the band Tabo's project from Japan (as per my knowledge that is a band from Japan in the 70's). Can anyone please enlighten me?



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Morris classical guitar G207 made in 1976

anyone can help me value this guitar?...I had this guitar since 1976 and been with me since...Thinking of selling it.
Appreciate your advice.
Thank you


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I have Morris model f14 any one got some info??

I just picked one up for 15

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My father has a morris MW 10, and I cannot find any information regarding it on the internet. It doesn't seem to be listed in any catalogues etc. It looks similar to the W-20, but has an adjustable bridge. It also says that it is made in Korea. Is anyone able to provide any more information on this?

w-23 Morris.

Anyone know anything about this model?
I bought second hand in tokyo around 1990.
merry xmas.

Moridaira WJ-20S jumbo

I've had a Moridaira WJ-20S steel strung jumbo guitar since new in 1977 . Its by far best guitar I've played and has certainly improved with age ,only problem is that I can't find any info on it apart from seeing that other owners share the same problem !!!
It would be really appreciated if anyone could help.

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Does anyone have any info on this guitar?


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I cannot find anything about this guitar. It has a tobacco starburst finish and an equalizer, volume controls and a battery on the body.
Any help identifying manufacturer / value, would help.

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A Morris Classical guitar model MC101 has come my way to sell for charity. The owner is a well known musician but guitar not signed. Does anyone know anything about this model and how much it is worth today?

Any help appreciated.

1968 Morris

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Morris 12-string Acoustic Model A-22

This guitar was purchased used for me in about 1974. Serial no. 1912, and an additional stamped #101005. I would like to know anything there is to know and am looking for a valuation. Thank you.


I have the same guitar that I bought new in I believe 1971 or 72. Please let me know if you find anything out about them.

Morris guitar MV-701

I'm hoping someone can give me more info in my Morris guitar MV-701, Inspected by S. Hokani:
Approx year manufacture
Best sort of music would suit
Current price
Thanks heaps as I've just started playing again after 35 years

Morris WJ-1020S 1977

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Perfect conditions, in the box since 1999.
Write me if you are interested

just brought a WJ-1020$ 1975

hi,would you still have the guitar? and can you post some picks? thank you in advance

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I have a Morris guitar Model A-6 signed S. Haratos. Would anyone know what the value is? It looks older, but in excellent condition.

I'm in Japan and I just

I'm in Japan and I just traded a couple Yamahas for a Morris MB-305-12. From looking through the old catalogs, I find that the MB series of 12 strings were produced from '83 to maybe '86. They disappear by the '87 catalog. Anyway, this thang sure is sweet sounding and loud! Here's a link to the old Morris catalogs:

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Anyone know anything about this guitar?

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