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« on: May 02, 2018, 11:08:53 PM »

We seem to have a number of expert luthiers in my hood ...David Webber, Michael Dunne and others.

I've discovered Morgan guitars out of North Vancouver. It is a one man operation with David Iannone.
David is a good friend of Jean Larrivee, and they go back forever. David was the man who gave the speech for Jean honoring him at the Vancouver guitar show last year.

Anyone own a Morgan? How is it?

I see them come up locally used, some kinda plain and some very bling. I like plain with bling wood haha.

https://www.morganguitars.com

Here's a guy playing one:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2FdIiZUrR74
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 12:59:50 AM »

I own three of them, they are really great guitars.  I also own three Northwood guitars built by John McQuarrie, another of Jean's pupils.  They all build fine guitars, better than any mass production manufacturer anywhere builds...  what they sound like is a loaded question, depends on size and wood choices...
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 07:47:06 AM »

Hi Casey,

Check out this discussion: David Iannone and the story behind my Morgan

We seem to have a number of expert luthiers in my hood ...David Webber, Michael Dunne and others.

I've discovered Morgan guitars out of North Vancouver. It is a one man operation with David Iannone.
David is a good friend of Jean Larrivee, and they go back forever. David was the man who gave the speech for Jean honoring him at the Vancouver guitar show last year.

Anyone own a Morgan? How is it?

I see them come up locally used, some kinda plain and some very bling. I like plain with bling wood haha.

https://www.morganguitars.com

Here's a guy playing one:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2FdIiZUrR74
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2018, 04:03:52 PM »

Wow that is impressive! A work of art that you can play.
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2018, 05:00:47 PM »

I have one with some wood/abalone bling you can see here...   https://reverb.com/item/9884081-2016-custom-morgan-dreadnought-gloss-finished-in-edge-sunburst
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 12:48:20 AM »

I just have opened these guitars for myself and they are really amazing!
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 02:16:24 AM »

I own two of them and they are with out a doubt my two favorite guitars by far.  They are simply fantastic sounding and the build is second to none for the money IMHO.  Definitely a bargain in the acoustic guitar market.  I have a 2003 Morgan OMM solid mahogany B&S, soild sitka spruce top, and a 2017 Morgan OMR solid Rosewood B&S, solid sitka spruce top.  Even though I am not a bling guy, the Rosewood OM has a stone rosette and a Celtic green Morgan M on the head stock.  Man, it is a looker, too.  But, sound quality and build quality are the two most important things to me, and David nails both.  I could have 3 Morgans if someone would suddenly give me some money.   bigrin LOL.  No, if I do ever get another guitar, though, it probably will be another Morgan, or perhaps a Martin, but probably another Morgan.  I am that sold on them.     nice guitar  

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« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2018, 03:02:24 PM »

I haven't owned one, but not for lack of trying.

Day late, a dollar short, or beyond my medically imposed travel restrictions.

A Morgan rosewood OM is something I need. (to die peacefully  , surrounded by all my family)

Seriously: imo they're wonderful instruments. Like puppies, I've wanted to take home everyone I've had in my lap.

I'm not a huge fan of the bluer ones, aesthetically, but to each their own.

Congrat's to all those who have managed to acquire one. I'm truly envious.

 

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« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2018, 05:34:48 AM »

I have an OMR - 2003 model.
I rank it with all the top-dog guitars I have ever played, love it....
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