Am trecut exact ce scria vechiul proprietar e greu sa imi dau seama daca topul e sau nu laminat
Dar pentru cei interesati cateva detalii:
Late 70s-80s made Morris TF series are High end guitars with beautiful Brazilian Rosewood and Maple three piece Body back
Brazilian Rosewood body is Laminated wood &Spruce top is Solid wood too it creates a lovely balanced sound with a low action 2.8mm and 2mm@12F
The Morris Guitars company has been building quality handcrafted instruments in Nagano, Japan for a long time. Mr. Toshio Moridaira, the founder, was the first distributor in Japan to carry both Fender and Gibson lines. In 1964, due to his working relationship with Gibson, Mr. Moridaira was able to visit the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan. An employee at Gibson nicknamed him “Mori” at that time.
In 1967, he founded the Morris Guitars company. He named it Morris, taken from the nickname given to him a while back. Morris produced copies of dreadnought and small jumbo models based on Martin and Gibson designs. Since then, Morris Guitars have enjoyed an outstanding reputation in Japan and other countries for making high quality guitars.
In 1974, Morris introduced their guitars at the NAMM show. In 1978, Morris introduced the Tornado line, thin body acoustic-electric guitars inspired by the Ovation design. Up until the early 80s, the U.S. market saw a variety of guitars that Morris imported from Japan.
In 2001, after a lengthy absence, Morris Guitars re-entered the U.S. market. They participate in the annual Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Morris Guitars currently offer a wonderful line of fingerstyle guitars with a middle price range. Custom hand built models are also available. Today, Morris Guitars are played by some of the world’s finest fingerstyle guitarists. Our products are available through a small number of dealers here in the U.S.
Some interesting story for guitar lovers:
Rosewood from Brazil is not Brazilian Rosewood all the time. Dalbergia Nigra is true Brazilian Rosewood. With regards to solid BRW back and sides on vintage Japanese guitars, I think the are the exception, not the rule. Veneered BRW is more likely, particularly since the Japanese guitar builders where/ are amazing artisans with wood. Plus laminates where used for stability, particularly in a country with varying humidity. Consider how many people are fooled by their laminate tops thinking they are solid, I would venture to say the same for B&S.
Gibson was using laminated EIR on guitars in the 30's and 40's, in case some where unaware of the use of laminates in vintage American guitars.
As far as I know, BRW started to come in shorter supply in the late 60's due to the fact that Brazil wanted to process the lumber in Brazil versus shipping logs and making less money. It was put on the CITES endangered list in 1992 due to Loss of habitat