1975 Gurian J-M. SN C2028. Guitar Database.

Gurian | J-M | 1975 | SN: C2028

1975 Gurian J-M. SN C2028. Guitar Database. Headstock
1975 Gurian J-M. SN C2028. Headstock

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Luthier Facts :
Name: Gurian
Location: Hinsdale, New Hampshire

Wait list: No longer in production
RIYL:Gurians are considered to be excellent guitars and some of the better boutique guitars of the era.
Note: (RIYL) Recommended If You Like

1975 Gurian J-M. SN C2028. Guitar Database. The owner with this Gurian!
1975 Gurian J-M. SN C2028. The owner with this Gurian!

  • Model: J-M
  • Serial no: C2028
  • Year: 1975
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Headstock: Solid, “G” headstock decal
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Total length: 40.7″
  • Body length: 19.9″
  • Upper bout: 12.1″
  • Waist: 10.7″
  • Lower bout: 15.6″
  • Maximum depth: 4.9″
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4″
  • 1975 Gurian J-M. SN C2028. Guitar Database. Spruce top.
    1975 Gurian J-M. SN C2028. Spruce top.

    This lovely C series J Sized Gurian was submitted to us for the Gurian guitar Registry. The owner kindly gave us permission to use his photos. He also had this to say:

    -Browse through more Gurian guitars in our registry:here

    “I bought it in the early spring of 1976 at Sam Ash in Hempstead, NY (no longer at that location). I am the original owner. It has been, for many years, a “working” guitar, so it has some well-earned wear. As you can see, there is some considerable wear both above and below the pickguard. I also needed to replace the bridge pins, as they had worn from so many string changes and several of them no longer held firmly in place. I’m sure this probably reduces it’s monetary value, but that was never a real concern to me, as I have no intention of parting with it.

    I was all of twenty-one years old when I found my Gurian. I had been playing a Univox (didn’t everyone start with one of those?) for years, & decided I needed something with better sound. I tried Martins, Guilds, and I don’t know haw many others when the salesman suggested the Gurian. I was immediately enraptured by it’s tone & clarity, & placed my order. I received the guitar about two weeks later, followed by a thank-you letter in the mail signed by Michael Gurian. I also received the catalog which you quote from on your site.

    It is still a wonderful instrument, & although I’ve slowed down quite a bit on playing out, it still impresses both me and anyone who hears it. ”

    1975 Gurian J-M. SN C2028. Guitar Database. Pick wear detail
    1975 Gurian J-M. SN C2028. Pick wear detail

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