Gurian | J-M | 1975 | SN: C2374
We spotted this lovely C series J Sized Gurian on a dealers website and Rudi from The Fellowship of Acoustics kindly gave us permission to use his photos. He also had this to say:
“Pre-owned Gurian J-M. This Rare guitar is one of the Gurian models Paul Simon played and cherished over the years, being one of his favorite Guitars. Built in New Hampshire back in 1975, Gurian guitars are thought of as one of the most important forerunners of small production guitars like collings, Santa Cruz, and so many others. We are Delighted again to offer this excellent example of historic American steel string lutherie.
This guitar has been played but is cherished, Has no cracks, and no misuse, only a repaired pothole, the guitar has lots of saddle left and shows only modest wear considering its 35 yr of age! Despite the years of use, the frets are in good condition and the playability is superb. The tone would be best describid as typicall Gurian.. Strong mids, excellent Bass and trebs, and beautiful Sophisticated sound overall.
Serial #C2374 Making this guitar a 1975 model. The width of the neck is almost 1 3/4″ (44mm!) wich is to Gurian Standards extremely wide. The Scale is 650mm, The Body size J should be best compared to a OM+ body, a bit deeper a tiny bit wider. This highly regarded Guitar is an excellent choice for the serious fingerstyle players, who seek a guitar that is not only suitable for standard fingerstyle work, the long scale make her suitable for alternate tunings, and the body size will allow for a fair amount of strumming. Case included.”
Photos © Rudi from The Fellowship of Acoustics (used with permission)
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