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.
|Body Profile||Thin Grand Auditorium|
|Top||Solid African Mahogany|
|Top Brace Pattern||XX-brace|
|Back||Solid African Mahogany|
|Sides||Solid African Mahogany|
|Back Brace Pattern||X-brace|
|Position Inlays||12F Gentiana|
|Nut||Graph Tech/TUSQ Offset|
|Bridge Pins||Graph Tech/TUSQ|
|Color||Natural - NAT|
The distinctive gentian design and wood inlay of the Morris logo. Gold hardware and ebony tuning keys add a touch of class.
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.
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.
|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.