A BRIEF HISTORY OF MORGAN GUITARS
Welcome to Morgan. The continuing story of a great guitar-making dynasty that stretches over 150 years, from 1860s Madrid to a small workshop on Canada’s rugged west coast.
Since 1985, guitar builder David Iannone has upheld the rich traditions of a long line of expert craftsmen. It’s a tireless search for the finest materials and the endless pursuit of a peerless attention to detail. An intricate dance of consciousness, technique, and effort – using knowledge only gained by decades of experience. The result is superior handcrafted instruments sought by discerning musicians worldwide.
Fewer than 100 guitars a year emerge from his shop. Each one hand-signed by the maker himself, a personal process that guarantees unmatched beauty and uncompromising sound.
In a world where so much is made by heartless robots, it’s comforting to know each Morgan is made by a caring set of experienced human hands – and deeply connected to the guitars, guitarists and guitar makers that came before it.
So get your own hands on a Morgan. Become part of our story.
Organizing photos, I came across this tiger we did a few years ago in black acrylic ink on a flamed maple back. The tiger was designed for this particular piece of figured wood. It was the first time I did some ornamentation that was not shell inlay. Love playing around with new techniques.
Two Morgans were purchased from an estate sale by Sam Ash music in NYC very recently. Both guitars were built in 2001 and 2002. Their inlays were cut inlaid and engraved by hand. Each of these inlays were made several times but are now retired. I had a great correspondence with the senior buyer for…
One of our youngest customers came by for a visit the other day, he started grade eight this month. He plays an OMR with a tobacco sunburst top. Can’t wait to see where his guitar playing takes him. He is already a pretty good finger-style player. Best of luck with everything!