I didn't catch that 'laminated' point, assuming that their top-line guitar would be solid. Shame on me - for missing that all-important "solid" adjective!GuitarVlog wrote:The CY140 is a solid-top with laminated Brazilian rosewood b/s. The GC41C is all solid with Honduran rosewood b/s.
... interesting point, you raised, Cary. I don't know of a local dealer, stocking the Yamaha GC... line; so, I'm unable to compare the sound of Honduras (Janka hardness: 2,200 lbs force ... Brazilian Redwood hardness: 2,270 lbs ) vs. East Indian Rosewood (Janka hardness: 3,170 lbs) . In theory, East Indian Rosewood is about 44% harder ... and, therefore, more likely to 'chime', like crystal, than Honduran or Brazilian Redwood !!!Cary W wrote:I realize some people insist on Brazilian or Honduras rosewood, but the Yamaha GC31C has Indian back and sides, and although selling for a few hundred less, is a first-rate instrument. I do not regret my purchase at all. In fact, some luthiers prefer Indian for projection and volume. ...
... as I expected, based on the 44% greater side & back-wood hardness.Cary W wrote: I have tried the GC31 spruce and GC41 spruce. The 31 was actually louder ...
... interesting.Cary W wrote: , both with great spruce tone. The 41 of course has the Honduras which imparts a rumble to the lower frequencies. The Honduras also makes for a heavier instrument.
OOOhhhh ... that GC31S sounds nice & clean ... crisp trebles - without harshness ... and clean bass without the boominess, sometimes associated wth cedar. Ya got me thinkin' ...Cary W wrote: If you would like a sample of my GC31C after two years of opening up, try my recording here: viewtopic.php?f=102&t=49851
Hey.......???..........who's this hack playing a GC41....??GuitarVlog wrote:Let's confuse you even more!
Here's nacio's GC41S played by the man himself!
Actually, when you think about it, it's great to have nice choices at your budget. Either the GC31 or the GC41 would probably be very satisfying although you could even expand your search to consider perhaps an Alhambra, a Kenny Hill Player, or an Esteve or maybe even a used luthier guitar.
Yep!.......GuitarVlog wrote:You had a GC31C too?nacio wrote:My personal vote is for the GC41 but i really liked my GC31C as well.
What is this? You got an inside track to some well-stocked high-end Yamaha dealer?
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