• 1978 Gurian SJR

1978 Gurian SJR

1978 Gurian SJR

The world-famous (and now rare) Gurian guitars are both unique and most wonderful in the realm of top-line American-made instruments. There is nothing quite like them anywhere for tone, feel and looks and I am very proud to say that I had a small hand in their coming to life in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Michael Gurian was then and is to this day my very closest personal friend, and we worked together on many projects over the years. The construction of Gurian guitars is solid and robust, as few others are, and their overall performance is absolutely unmatched. The Gurian steel-string models came about after Michael’s having been an internationally-renowned builder of classical guitars and lutes for many years. He decided one day to take on the steel-string world and it took off from there. This particular guitar is a Model SJR, the most sought-after one today. The “J” is for Jumbo and the “R” for rosewood. Its overall volume is that of the ever-popular dreadnaughts that everyone else seems to make, but its body shape and bracing are unique, and are what are responsible for giving it its proprietary, beautiful sound. The back and sides are of the finest East Indian rosewood and like all Gurians, the top is of Sitka spruce, the fingerboard of the finest ebony, and the bridge of rosewood. The tuning machines are of course the very, very best: genuine German-made Schallers, and the nut and saddle are both the original genuine ivory. The frets are original too and they and the guitar's entire action have just been thoroughly gone over here in our own shop and it plays as beautifully as it did when it was new in 1978. The cosmetic condition is excellent with only the usual minor scratches of over forty years of ownership. There are no cracks, anywhere. We have gone over this Gurian thoroughly and could not be happier to have it here. Comes with its original American-made hard shell case showing some signs of travel. $3995 w/ohsc

w/ohsc

$3995.00
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