This thread is dedicated to the Yamaha (GC) Grand Concert guitars. They have high reputation around the world and are used by many well known guitarist. All GC guitars are well made and have marquetry second to none. Traditional bracing are used on all GC with Spanish heel used on all pre-1985 models and the top models made after 1985. It is and will be my pleasure to "meet & chat" with fellow Yamaha GC fans all over the world. Please feel free to share your experiences and aspirations. Also feel free to post question if any for our fellow Yamaha GC fans to share. I will start the ball rolling with my Yamaha GC.
Country/City: Singapore (The City within a Garden)
Date of production: 1978
Date of aquisition: 2013
Price of aquisition: S$3,200/- (US$2,275)
Top: Solid Ezo Spruce
Back: Solid Jacaranda (BRW)
Sides: Solid Jacaranda (BRW)
Construction: Spanish heel.
Scale Length: 650mm
Luthier Signature : Kato
Strings: Aquila Alabastro HT
Remarks: This guitar is the facelift of the first Yamaha GC series (1974 to 1984)with Yamaha iconic Headstock with 39mm original tuning machine head probably made by Gotoh. This guitar had many chips and wear to its finish, however the spruce top is flawless when I first acquired it. The finishing to its sides were frosted and peeling off near the neck area. The original hard-case was badly damaged.
This guitar had been given a complete make-over, with a new set of Gotoh tuning machine and a new hard-case.
Here is the site to help you identify the date of manufacture of your Yamaha.
http://www.yamaha.com/apps/guitararchiv ... Wizard.asp
and also to help you identify the specification of your guitar.
https://www.yamaha.com/apps/guitararchi ... 2.asp?t=ac