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SC-16U Uchida Tokio Signature Model

The SC-16U is the signature model of Tokio Uchida, a solo guitarist renowned in Japan and abroad, mainly in the country and blues genres.
The SC-16U model has an offset nut with a groove cut closer to the 6th string to improve playability. In addition, the SC body design, which is slightly thinner than the regular S series, not only makes the instrument easier to pay, but also cuts the overtones in the lower midrange moderately, making the sound more responsive to player`s expression.
The SC-16U follows the concept of the luxuriously crafted SC-123U and is a cost-performance model handmade by a team of craftsmen at the Morris factory, but it is not just that. It is a model that will appeal to a wider range of fingerpickers inheriting Uchida's commitment to quality.

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Body Profile Thin Grand Auditorium
Cutaway Venetian
Top Solid African Mahogany
Top Brace Pattern XX-brace
Back Solid African Mahogany
Sides Solid African Mahogany
Back Brace Pattern X-brace
Fingerboard Rosewood
Nut Width 44mm
Neck African Mahogany
Head Inlay Gentiana
Tuners GOTOH/SG381-B20 GG
Position Inlays 12F Gentiana
Scale Length 652mm
Strings Jim Dunlop/DAP1254
Nut Graph Tech/TUSQ Offset
Saddle Graph Tech/TUSQ
Bridge Pins Graph Tech/TUSQ
Bridge Rosewood
Finish Silk Flat
Color Natural - NAT
Case MHB-2 Hardcase



Headstock design

The distinctive gentian design and wood inlay of the Morris logo. Gold hardware and ebony tuning keys add a touch of class.


Offset Nut

The offset nut is essential to Uchida's playing style. By offsetting all strings to the 6th string side, it makes the best setting for ragtime blues and solo guitar.


Neck Joint

High-precision dovetail joint is handcrafted by skilled builders. This is the joint method that Morris has consistently employed and it is the part that has the greatest impact on the sound, and requires the highest level of technical skill.



High quality ebony wood with tight grain is used to achieve high quality in both playability and sound. One point gentian inlay on the 12th fret of fingerboard stands out.


Rosetta & Cutaway

The wood rosette and wood binding are designed for natural feel. The smooth and beautifully curved Venetian cutaway enhances the playability in the high position required of a solo guitar.


Carefully selected materials and ultra-thin coating

Light sound from carefully selected mahogany and standard round back design. Extremely thin coating brings out the texture of the wood grain through the silk flat finish.


Morris Guitar Dimensions
A : Overall length 1,030mm
B : Length of body 500mm
C : Maximum width across upper bout 275mm
D : Maximum width across lower bout 394mm
E : Depth of body, upper bout 90mm
F : Depth of body, lower bout 110mm
G : Minimum width between bout 238mm

Please note that all measurements are approximate and rounded tu the nearest half-centimatre.

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Morris Guitar Catalog 2022