Vintage Rare 1963 Martin classical guitar 0018 00 18 w Original 63 Wood Case
Rare opportunity to bid on a Vintage 1967
Gurian Classical Guitar
This guitar was
known in my household growing up as “The Gurian” and
It was not to be
touched by little hands. My father, a classical musician and instructor, rarely
played this instrument for it was not really suited to his very large hands.
This was a much treasured instrument in a home with more than 80 instruments.
Hence the beautiful condition of this guitar.
The guitar is
signed on the inside label by Michael Gurian but I have not been able to locate
a serial number. I have contacted several experts both in the US and England
and they have stated to me that there may very well have not been a serial
number for an early custom Gurian. I tried, in vain, to contact Gurian himself.
The guitar comes in its original case with a brass plaque depicting the date
and my father’s name. This plaque was made by or for Gurian and was present on
the case when my father picked up the guitar in NY. I believe the back wood is
The only problem I
can find with this guitar is that there is a quarter inch scratch, the frets need
to be filed due to slight shrinkage of the wood and the action needs to be
lowered for a more comfortable playing distance from the neck to the strings.
Other than that, as you can see from the photos, this is a beautiful instrument
and needs very much to be played by someone whom will care for it as much as my
Gurian’s are known
for their beautiful tone and are played by the likes of Joan Beaz, Paul Simon
and Bob Dylan
Shipping cost will
be determined by how the winner of the auction prefers to have this item
shipped. From wooden crated to a well padded box, where and how it is to be
shipped will all determine the cost. You can probably call any local UPS Store
and get an estimate of shipping, insurance and tracking. This Item will be
shipped from Portsmouth NH.
Two Paypal invoices
will be required one for winning bid and one for shipping. After shipping is
determined and an invoice sent and paid for I will ship the item the following
Any questions please feel free to contact me.
Thank You and Enjoy
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