...or a throwaway student guitar I'm thinking of jumping on an auction from a Pawn outlet in Texas on Ebay for a Morris 1973 000 F-18 for under $200. I'm looking for an 000 guitar to string in Nashville tuning (or not, if the guitar is any good - Octave tuning can be pretty forgiving). I've read the posts about these little Guitars and Morris Martin clones in General, but haven't found any specific on this model. I've played a later 80's Morris/Martin clone and was really impressed with it. Does anyone have any experience with them (f-18's)? Are they a laminated top (does that matter?)....do they have a truss rod? I like restoring small bodied guitars, until recently it's been older Japanese Takamine's...this would seem to contribute to that hobby at a much lower price point. Yahoo Auctions in Japan seems to be selling F-18's for about $100...and in auction in the US for $400... I'm wondering if I'm going to get something shipped to Toronto from Texas that's just going to end up in the garbage.