This Gurian has picked up some surface wear in its first 40 years but no cracks or significant damage and it's apparently seen almost no repairs or modifications, either. There's not much fret wear, and the fact this guitar has clearly seen a lot of use suggests it may have been refretted. But whatever, as the frets are excellently seated and level, so if it was refretted it was a professional job. For those unfamiliar with Gurian model codes, this S3M is about the size of an OM (just over 15 inches wide), and the "M" stands for "mahogany". Michael Gurian came from the classical guitar tradition and his steel-string models were ahead of their time in that there is no plastic or celluloid, with the obvious exception of the pickguard. The binding is rosewood, and all the purflng and rosette lines are wood as well. This example has a loud, full tone with low string action and easy playability. Comes with the gig bag shown but Gryphon can supply a hardshell case if needed at a very reasonable cost.

stock no. 56779

ModelS3M
TopSpruce
Back and sidesMahogany
Frets to body14
Nut width1 5/8"
Scale length25 5/8"
Bridge materialRosewood
Fretboard MaterialEbony
Neck materialmahogany
BracingX pattern
Electronicsnone
Neck profileC/D
Total frets20
TunersSchaller
Finishlacquer
CaseGig Bag
Serial NoC1952
Bindingrosewood