This is a really early Yamaha Grand Concert model.Richie wrote:Hi. I've been trying to find some information regarding a beautiful Yamaha GC-7 I was recently lucky enough to pick up. As you will be able to see on the label there seem to two dates: 1970 and then also a signature with another date of 1972. If anyone out there has any info at all it would be greatly appreciated.
This greenish color label was replaced by brown and gold label shortly after 1970.
It is a rather rare guitar.
Yamaha did not make too many of these, partly because they were so expensive at the time.
Likely, this guitar was commissioned rather than purchased over the counter.
Much like nowadays, you have to commission a GC-70 if you want one at $12,000 US.
From what I learn, the GC-7 took at least a year to make.
The finish was meticulously applied over a long period of time.
The original label was dated 1970.
The second signature looks like "Gotoh '72".
It looks like it was written on the label before it was assembled.
Perhaps, the original owner who commissioned the GC-7 requested
Gotoh tuner instead of the normal YTM-62 (I am guessing here)
Here are the specifications of the GC-7.
P.S. The back and side are also solid.
I just did not have it on my attachment.