|The Morris Guitars Company has been building handcrafted instruments for over 40 years in Nagano, Japan. Toshio Moridaira founded the Morris Guitars Company in 1967. Morris Guitars produced dreadnought and small jumbo models based on early Martin and Gibson designs but eventually their designs morphed into more unique refinements complimenting the tradition of woodcraft practiced in Japan for over 3,000 years. Each model has unique body bindings and inlays from Koa & Padauk to Lapis and Blue Paua.
When Acoustic Music.Org originally collaborated with the Morris Company, we became interested in the uniquely Japanese aspects of the instruments. They have developed particular approaches to the scalloping 'X' braces and ornament of the instruments. The “Dancing Crane” is a collaboration between AcousticMusic.Org and Morris Guitars.