Soul-voiced, singer-songwriter James Morrison rose to fame in 2006 with his breakout debut single, ‘You Give Me Something’ which quickly reached the top five in the Official UK Singles Chart. The single was quickly followed up by his debut album, Undiscovered, which debuted at the top of the Official UK Album chart. The following year Morrison won the ‘Best British Male’ award at the 2007 Brits Awards.
Coming from a family that enjoyed listening to soul, folk and country. Morrison would later busk in the town of Porth, Newquay as a teenager. Morrison has released 3 studio albums, ‘Undiscovered’ (2006), ‘Songs for You, Truths for Me’ (2008) and ‘The Awakening’ (2011).
James Morrison has also proudly created a Farida ‘Artist Designed’ signature model, the JM R-52E. The guitar features an all solid Spruce/Mahogany top back and sides, Fishman Rare Earth pick-up, vintage sunburst rubbed matt finish, and ‘peace sign’ headstock logo.
James wanted a ‘working mans’ guitar, influenced by the likes of Johnny Cash and Robert Johnson, and chose this stunning vintage sunburst, in a matt finish that wears to a lustrous patina over time. Combined with this, James chose several vintage touches to add to his models classic looks such as a bone nut and saddle, trapezoid inlays and ‘pyramid’ bridge piece. The front of the headstock carries a logo designed by James especially for this model.
James chose his personal favourite, top-of-the-range Fishman Rare Earth humbucker sound-hole pick-up for this model.