Michael Gurian has been involved in instrument construction since 1965, and until 1979 was one of the early major forces in the American boutique guitar market. In that year, a fire destroyed his factory, with most equipment and stock. Gurian re-opened its sawmill a month later, but since 1982 has focused on supplying woods and materials to luthiers and custom woodworkers.

This is a 1977 example of the Gurian J R model - the Jumbo body in Rosewood with a Spruce top. These were available in other woods, like Koa (the J K model). It is in good overall condition, with some expected play wear. It has an excellent neck angle, and there's lots of saddle for action adjustments. Fret wear is light.

Typical of its time, the complex label reads 'Gurian Workshops, Earth, Third Planet from the Sun'.

A hardshell case is included.

This is a consignment piece. Prices shown here are in US dollars and are based on a recent exchange rate. For Canadian dollar pricing, please follow the More Details link here to our website posting at . Prices do not include shipping, taxes, or any import duties.

The Twelfth Fret

The Twelfth Fret

The Twelfth Fret
The Twelfth Fret
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Toronto, Ontario
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