Researching Older Yamaha Guitars - Including Grand Concerts

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Re: Researching Older Yamaha Guitars - Including Grand Concerts

Post by Beowulf » Sat May 27, 2017 2:08 am

Can you provide a picture of the front and the label?
1971 Yamaha GC-10

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Re: Researching Older Yamaha Guitars - Including Grand Concerts

Post by ashepps » Sat May 27, 2017 2:26 am

Yes, I am interested, I purchased a handmade 1972 GC 20D and paid $800 for it. Loved it very much, but sold it on this forum because it had a 663 mm scale length. I have a very small hand and finally realized that I needed a smaller scale so I now have a 640 mm, 86 J-15 Asturias (full size). Yamaha made great guitars in those years, I can attest to that!
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Re: Researching Older Yamaha Guitars - Including Grand Concerts

Post by HNLim » Sat May 27, 2017 2:57 am

musguitar wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 8:29 am
Hi everyone, am new in the forum. Am also a big fan of old GCs. I read at one point some GCs used brazilian/jacaranda back and sides. The picture below of an old GC-- if it is not indian rw-- then what could be it? Thanks in advance.
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What GC model and the date on the label. A photo of the headstock and label will be useful in identifying.
1978 Yamaha GC30A - S/BRW
2012 Esteve Adalid - S/BRW
2014 Sen #5 - S/BRW
2016 HNLim - S/BRW
1974 S.Yairi 950 S/BRW -10-string-convert 2015
HN Lim 14-string - S/BRW - Self-made
HN Lim 15-string - S/NEW - WIP
1974 S.Yairi 800 : Retired

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Re: Researching Older Yamaha Guitars - Including Grand Concerts

Post by ashepps » Sat May 27, 2017 3:25 am

HNLim wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 2:57 am
musguitar wrote:
Fri May 12, 2017 8:29 am
Hi everyone, am new in the forum. Am also a big fan of old GCs. I read at one point some GCs used brazilian/jacaranda back and sides. The picture below of an old GC-- if it is not indian rw-- then what could be it? Thanks in advance.
Image
What GC model and the date on the label. A photo of the headstock and label will be useful in identifying.
Lim, I was thinking of you and will try and scan the material tomorrow so you can use it here perhaps.

Alan
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1986 630mm Asturias JM-15 Spruce
1955 650mm Framus SL-32R
2015 650mm Yamaha SLG110N

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Re: Researching Older Yamaha Guitars - Including Grand Concerts

Post by musguitar » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:54 am

Hi HN, sorry for the late reply. It is a GC-40

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Re: Researching Older Yamaha Guitars - Including Grand Concerts

Post by TheEvan » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:52 am

My guess is Honduran RW. I had a GC 50 and it was Honduran, albeit darker.

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Re: Researching Older Yamaha Guitars - Including Grand Concerts

Post by HNLim » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:22 pm

Knowing the year will also help in identifying.
1978 Yamaha GC30A - S/BRW
2012 Esteve Adalid - S/BRW
2014 Sen #5 - S/BRW
2016 HNLim - S/BRW
1974 S.Yairi 950 S/BRW -10-string-convert 2015
HN Lim 14-string - S/BRW - Self-made
HN Lim 15-string - S/NEW - WIP
1974 S.Yairi 800 : Retired

ALL ARE FOR SALE

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