TF Morris W-50, Made in Japan around 1979
I managed to find another Morris W-50, this time with hexagon inlays instead of snowflakes as on my earlier Morris W-50. They sounds pretty similar, very rich and full tone with clear highs. I guess the 3-piece back is adding to that full sound and of course it makes them very pretty to look at too. In my opinion these TF Morris guitars are almost up there with K. Yairi and the best Japanese builders. It doesn’t look like Brazilian rosewood, but it has some really nice figured dark rosewood back and sides with quilted maple in the middle and a solid spruce top.
The guitar came from a collector in Scotland and was ready to play when it arrived, I didn’t have to do anything to it.
The two TF Morris W-50 together, the left one from around 1976 and the right from about 1979
Morris Japan catalogue 1979