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Late '60s Michael Millard and William Cumpiano Replica Gurian Model #2 Brazilian/Spruce

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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Bill Cumpiano And Michael Millard
Product Year
Unknown
Model
Replica Gurian Model #2
Serial #
2
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5017
Condition
Good Play wear on the neck, finish crazing across top, stabilized center crack between end graft and bridge, several dings on bass-side upper bout of the top.
Body Type(s)
Large, Jumbo
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Herringbone
Top Trim
Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Nickel
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Black
Pickup
None
Body Length
19.75 in
Upper Bout
12.125 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.5 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.63 in
Scale Length (mm)
651 mm
Nut Width
1.66 in
Nut Width (mm)
42.2 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Original Hard - TKL
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***Clarification: This is not a Froggy Bottom Guitar, but rather a project guitar built prior to the launch of Froggy Bottom. See below. This, folks, is an interesting guitar from the early days of independent makers. In the world of contemporary guitar construction, the names Bill Cumpiano and Michael Millard (founder of Froggy Bottom Guitars) are synonymous with early innovation--we have these men to thank for our present plethora of builds, designs, voices, and styles that populates the contemporary guitar world. Back in the lates 60's/early 70s, when Bill and Michael had just begun their solo careers after years spent with Gurian Guitars, they shared a workshop to cut costs. They came together to build this one in the style of a Gurian #2 model, this guitar has a three-piece Brazilian Rosewood back, Spruce top, and a slightly smaller body that packs a punch (or several). The voice is sweet and rich and loud (thanks to the fully-opened Spruce top), and performs beautifully for American Trad music or for Blues and Rags. Note: This guitar does have a hand drawn label inside that reads Froggy Bottom, but it was likely done in fun during construction.

This is a very cool instrument from the early days of two great makers. A project guitar built to emulate the Gurian Model #2. It sure would have been fun to be a fly on the wall while this one was being crafted. The tone is marvelous, big and open sound that can handle everything from flatpicking to strumming to fingerstyle. I love it!
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.63 in
NUT WIDTH 1.66 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS SPRUCE,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

***Clarification: This is not a Froggy Bottom Guitar, but rather a project guitar built prior to the launch of Froggy Bottom. See below.
 

This is a very cool instrument from the early days of two great makers. A project guitar built to emulate the Gurian Model #2.
 
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