i collect morris guitars

this first model is one of my faves that i own.  the japanese morris guitar company was known for their “lawsuit” martin copies, like this one.  they were very well made and sound great!  i put a mic pickup on mine for live performances.

the second shown is a rare everly brothers model.  not sure why but i keep this one in my bedroom.

these two guitars were made in the mid 70`s.  the inside sticker shown is for a model 20 that i also have.  the ones with the “chuck wagon” pictured are older and therefore more desirable.

they still manufacture guitars to this day.

 

12 Comments

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    Bud

    August 7, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Myles, I’ve just read in the Halifax paper that there is a benefit concert and auction for Pat Henman , you have probably heard that she was in a serious car accident out west , with her daughter Maia, Jim Henman and Paul Henman , among others will be performing .

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    Myles Goodwyn

    August 7, 2013 at 7:16 am

    yes bud i know about the horrific accident and have been keeping in touch with the family. yesterday i sent one of my morris guitars ( a rare, black acoustic model) down to halifax for the auction friday night. i hear she is “out of the woods” but there will be a long time of recovery and of course, lots of related expenses. i have known pat since she was very young and living next door to me in waverley, n.s. i hope and pray that she will one day be completely well again.

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    Bud

    August 7, 2013 at 7:22 am

    I’m glad to hear she’s on the road to recovery , maybe I can help out in a small way , I wouldn’t mind owning a Morris guitar.

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    Budlight

    August 7, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    A few on ebay now listed.

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    Myles Goodwyn

    August 7, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    there are always some on ebay..if you buy one, look for the right one. a lot are for 300 or 400 and others can be much more…do the research. 🙂

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    Steinar Ostli

    October 22, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Hi! I’m a norwegian guitarplayer who just bought a W-606-M 1975-model on a fleemarket in France. I got it because of the sound and the “feel”. I like it a lot, and it plays great. I’ve read about Morris guitars, but can’t find anything on the W-606-M. But it shure looks like a HD28. If somebody could tell me something about it, I would be very greatful.

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    Myles Goodwyn

    October 22, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Keep checking ebay, that`s where I found most of my Morris guitars!

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    Mark

    November 6, 2013 at 6:39 am

    I bought the same Everly Brothers Gibson copy from ebay for $410 and just love the look of it. The problem with it is the action in almost too high to play, the saddle piece has been shaved as low as it can go and the truss rod is as far as it will go to try help the matter. I want to keep it in it’s original state so don’t really want to do any major alterations and then there’s the cost involved so not sure what to do. If I could get back what I payed for her and she went to a Morris acoustic collector then I would consider parting with her so let me know if you know of anyone who would be interested in taking her on, mark.t.crook@gmail.com

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    Myles Goodwyn

    November 6, 2013 at 11:05 am

    I have no problem with my Everly Bros guitar. Remember all acoustic guitars will need proper care re moisture in order to remain playable. Actually playing them will help them remain in proper adjustment. Yours may not be fixable anymore…
    Perhaps pro can help you out with the guitar but a collector will not be too enthused with it as it is. Shaving the saddle was kinda drastic, then again that`s what we do sometimes… so your call. The guitar in great, playable condition might be worth about $1,200 but not sure. Good luck Mark!!

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    Dan Mihichuk

    January 27, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Hey Myles wondering about an old Morris guitar that I have had stored in its case for the past 30 yrs. The inside has the Chuck Wagon on the inside of it..just like the one you have above. There is also a TW83E on the stamp not sure if it is a model number or the person who inspected it…just wondering some history on this guitar. BTW opened up for April Wine a long time ago when you were around Fort Frances Ontario, played in Emo Ontario and Kenora with you and a band called Blue Balls ( I think ) our band was called Overtyme, had a few pops with Brian Greenway and was suppose to play golf with you and Jerry the next day but I was called into work…..anyway big April Wine fan:-)Anything on the old Morris guitar would be greatly appreciated… Dan Mihichuk Fort Frances Ontario

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    Myles Goodwyn

    January 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Not sure what you have other than it`s an older, made in Japan guitar. A picture might help…I`m not an expert. Try googling the info on the guitar? The TW might stand for 12 string.

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    MIKE ST. DENIS

    January 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I HAVE A MORRIS THE HEAD HAS GOLD PRINTING ON THE TOP . THEN AT THE BEGIN OF THE NECK IT HAS A PLASTIC TAG IT HAS MORRIS ON IT AND YOSHINO CO, LTD. IN THE BODY THE PAPER LABLE READS MODEL NO 13 SERIAL NO. 280706 AND A SIGNATURE IN WRITING S. HARATA AND A STAMP SAYING THE BEST MADE GUITAR MORRIS. GOING TO SELL IT . BY THE WAY I HELPED THE BAND SET UP AT A SCHOOL DANCE AT MIDLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL ( M.S.S ) IN THE 70″S BIG FAN THEN AND STILL AM

 

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