(SOLD) Rumbler by Morris MR-1 Thinline Green Burst Acoustic/Electric 1993
Rumbler MR-1, green burst, made in Japan 1993 approx. Rumbler was a shortlived sub-brand from Japanese acoustic heavyweights Morris, with a bunch of models with built in electronics and slimline bodies. It's quirky: superstrat style headstock, pinless Ovation-esque bridge, not to mention it's painted green. It plays nicely though, and the slim body sits under the arm a little more easily than a standard dreadnought does. The pickup is basic, but simple to drive and sounds pretty good. The sound is pretty rich too: nice warm mids and an understated but clear treble. Are you ready to Rumbler?
Model: Rumbler by Morris MR-1
Made: Japan, 1993 approx
Finish: green burst, gloss poly
Body: grand concert size, 400mm across, thinline 90mm depth, laminate spruce top, laminate nato back and sides
Neck: nato, rosewood fingerboard, dovetail joint, 25.5" scale, 15" radius
Pickup: Morris PR-1104 piezo + premap
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has scuffs on the bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and scuffs on the back only. The back has widespread scuffs around the outside of the body, no major marks. The sides have minor scuffs around the whole body and some surface scratches on the bottom horn. The front has dimples in the elbow area and around the bridge, scuffs on the bottom bout and some play wear on both shoulders. Overall: very good condition (7.5/10).
Playing condition notes: action is moderately low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets have some minor wear but look pretty good, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 12/54 Moonshiners strings.