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1980s Morris B-60 12-String Vintage Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Japan w/ Case


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Up for sale, a 1980's Morris B-60 12-string dreadnought acoustic guitar in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. An expertly crafted Japanese-made dreadnought, this vintage Morris acoustic features a rich tonal profile and classic Martin-style appointments, with a unique three-piece back with a central third of figured chestnut in the spirit of a D-35. And with an abalone rosette and top binding, notched diamond inlay on the rosewood board, and diamond volute, this square shoulder 12-string dreadnought is a visually stunning example with all the necessary ingredients.

This B-60 is a chime cannon, with a full frequency response and a clear and cutting jangle with the note clarity afforded the jacaranda rosewood back and sides paired with a solid spruce top. The guitar offers loads of bold projection, power, and taut low end, with shimmery trebles and singing sustain. This Morris B-60 weighs 5lbs 3oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with comfortable action and fresh bronze strings.

The mahogany neck has a very full, rounded C-shaped profile with generous shoulder, filling out with even more substance as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .930” deep at the 1st fret and 1.040“ at the 9th. The bound dark rosewood fretboard features notched diamond inlay and pristine stock fretwire, just shy of medium jumbo in size. The guitar plays cleanly in every register up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale is a full 25 5/8“, the nut measures a spacious 1 7/8“ in width, and string spacing at the bridge is 2 1/2“. The abalone-bound headstock features a vertical T.F. Morris inlay, very much in the vein of a Martin D-45, and the original Gotoh chrome tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch well.

On the body, the ebony bridge sits flush with the spruce top, and the saddle has plenty of height for future adjustment. The guitar has an abalone rosette and top binding, along with checkered marquetry separating the thirds of the back with a highly figured central strip of chestnut bisecting the bookmatched jacaranda rosewood. The guitar is crack-free and has been sparingly played over the past several decades. Cosmetic wear is limited to some wear across the strum path, a small scuff through the clear coat between the treble side waist and pickguard, and faint scattered scuffs mostly relegated to the chestnut on the back. The neck sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.

The original hardshell case is included.