2009 Morris SS-102iii Grand Auditorium (consignment) SOLD

Comments Today we’re looking at a 2009 Morris SS-102iii Grand Auditorium guitar.

Morris guitars are built in Nagano, Japan. The company was founded before 1964 by Mr. Toshio Moridaira and was the first Japanese distributor to carry both Fender and Gibson instruments. In 1964, Mr. Moridaira had a tour of the Gibson Kalamazoo plant, and in 1967 Morris Guitars started building its own acoustic instruments based on Gibson and Martin designs. This is the same route many builders have taken – starting with proven designs and ultimately developing unique approaches.

This 2009 Morris SS-102ii Grand Auditorium guitar is in excellent condition, plays well and has a full, evenly balanced tone; the Grand Auditorium shape avoids the tendency of the Dreadnought design to be bass-heavy and boomy. Interestingly, the top uses a double-X bracing system, and the back has a combination of traditional ladder braces and an X-brace!

Overall, this is a very well made, good sounding guitar with interesting construction features.

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Serial Number 0812021, built during 2009 at the Morris shop in Nagano, Japan.
Pricing $2,400.00 CND with hardshell case. SOLD
Neck Mahogany neck with mahogany bound ebony fingerboard. Rosewood headplate with mahogany binding, abalone bird inlay on headstock and flower at the twelfth fret. 652mm (25.67 inches) scale length, 44mm (1.73 inches) nut width.
Frets 14 frets to the body, some visible fret wear.
Body Cutaway Grand Auditorium body for a more balanced tone than a dreadnought shape; Cedar top and Indian Rosewood back and sides, with mahogany binding and ebony bridge. The top uses a double-X bracing pattern, and the back uses a blend of traditional bar braces and an X brace. Abalone rosette.
Finish Clear gloss finish in very good condition.
Hardware/electronics All original, gold plated tuners with black buttons, B-band pickup, Tusq nut and saddle.
Playability/Action This guitar plays very well and there is lots of room to move the action around.
Case Hardshell case included.

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