Yamaha GC82 S/C

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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by HNLim » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:17 pm

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Those are Gotoh Premium tuners. I had a set with the aluminum "frictionless" rollers and they were fantastic and hard to beat especially for the price.
Where did you buy them from?
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Beowulf » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:48 pm

souldier wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:14 pm
Those are Gotoh Premium tuners. I had a set with the aluminum "frictionless" rollers and they were fantastic and hard to beat especially for the price.
Actually the 35G510QC-M. The Premium has a carbon fiber base plate.
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Beowulf » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:51 pm

Duplicate post.
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by souldier » Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:49 pm

HNLim wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:17 pm
souldier wrote:
Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:14 pm
Those are Gotoh Premium tuners. I had a set with the aluminum "frictionless" rollers and they were fantastic and hard to beat especially for the price.
Where did you but them from?
They were already preinstalled on two luthier instruments I once owned. They operated flawlessly. You can also find some of them at Los Angeles Classical Guitars, lmii, japarts (they have the entire catalogue if you email directly). Just search these on google and you'll find them.
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Reymundo » Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:34 pm

Here is a photo of the Premium one with a carbon fiber base plate.
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Beowulf » Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:51 am

How is it going as you get acquainted with "ami"?
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Reymundo » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:17 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:51 am
How is it going as you get acquainted with "ami"?
Its going well, I try to practice about 20-30 minutes a day (on non-busy days). A very enjoyable guitar. It has a very nice sound and is not intimidating at all to pick up and play. I have much respect for Yamaha musical instruments, and I am happy to have been able to obtain "Ami".

I currently have a second "Luis Fernández de Córdoba" guitar being made, and that will likely be the last classical guitar that I obtain. So far, it looks like "Ami" will be one that ultimately gets the most daily use.
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Beowulf » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:24 pm

Reymundo wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:17 pm
Beowulf wrote:
Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:51 am
How is it going as you get acquainted with "ami"?
Its going well, I try to practice about 20-30 minutes a day (on non-busy days). A very enjoyable guitar. It has a very nice sound and is not intimidating at all to pick up and play. I have much respect for Yamaha musical instruments, and I am happy to have been able to obtain "Ami".

I currently have a second "Luis Fernández de Córdoba" guitar being made, and that will likely be the last classical guitar that I obtain. So far, it looks like "Ami" will be one that ultimately gets the most daily use.
Good to hear! How would you compare/contrast the sound of the GC82S compared to your Luis Fernández de Córdoba #36?
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Reymundo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:56 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:24 pm

Good to hear! How would you compare/contrast the sound of the GC82S compared to your Luis Fernández de Córdoba #36?
The two guitars sound fairly different, since the Luis Fernández de Córdoba's body is made of flame maple and it also has a wood tornavoz (see photos). Even so, both are enjoyable to play. Luis, is based in Alexandria VA, not too far from where I live, which has worked out nice.
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Beowulf » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:52 pm

Yes...can you give few descriptors of the sound differences? Trebles, sustain, bass quality? The tornavoz is interesting; appears to be about an inch deep as far as I can tell from this picture. Does it add bass emphasis?
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Philosopherguy » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:55 am

Reymundo wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:56 pm
Beowulf wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:24 pm

Good to hear! How would you compare/contrast the sound of the GC82S compared to your Luis Fernández de Córdoba #36?
The two guitars sound fairly different, since the Luis Fernández de Córdoba's body is made of flame maple and it also has a wood tornavoz (see photos). Even so, both are enjoyable to play. Luis, is based in Alexandria VA, not too far from where I live, which has worked out nice.
I am interested to hear your thoughts on the comparison between your Ramirez Elite and the GC82. If the GC82 is anywhere near as good as the Ramirez, then it truly is a good bargain. The Ramirez would cost somewhere near twice as much as the GC82 to buy new.

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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Reymundo » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:48 am

I’ve been playing Ami “cg82s” and comparing her to my other guitars. Nothing matches the Ramirez sound exactly, but I also note the Ramirez has a cedar top, my other 3 are spruce tops. The cg82s sounds terrific and as do the two Luis Fernández de Córdoba’s (LFdC’s). As far as comparing similarity of sound and tone and playability (and degree of fit and finish), I would compare/distance them from each other as follows:

Tone
Ramirez 1A Elite>>CG82S>LFdC(#43)>LFdC(#36)

Openness
LFdC(#36)>LFdC(#43)>CG82S>Ramirez 1A Elite

Ease of playing
LFdC(#36)>CG82S>LFdC(#43)>Ramirez 1A Elite

Fit and Finish
Ramirez 1A Elite>CG82S>LFdC(#43)>LFdC(#36)

They are all excellent guitars, but the most regularly played one is the LFdC(#36), mainly because it’s so light and open. It is very easy to pick up and play, even if you only have a few minutes.

Below are some photos of my newest Luis Fernández de Córdoba (#43), which I received yesterday.
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by HNLim » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:05 pm

Reymundo wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:48 am
I’ve been playing Ami “cg82s” and comparing to my other guitars. Nothing matches the Ramires sound exactly, but I also note the Ramirez has a cedar top, my other 3 are spruce tops. The cg82s sounds terrific and as do the two Luis Fernández de Córdoba’s (LFdC’s). As far as similarity of sound and tone I would distance them from each other as follows:

Tone
Ramirez >>CG82S>LFdC(#43)>LFdC(#36)

Openness
Ramirez >>CG82S>LFdC(#43)>LFdC(#36)
What is the price difference between the Ramirez and Ami?

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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Reymundo » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:17 pm

HNLim wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:05 pm
Reymundo wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:48 am
I’ve been playing Ami “cg82s” and comparing to my other guitars. Nothing matches the Ramires sound exactly, but I also note the Ramirez has a cedar top, my other 3 are spruce tops. The cg82s sounds terrific and as do the two Luis Fernández de Córdoba’s (LFdC’s). As far as similarity of sound and tone I would distance them from each other as follows:

Tone
Ramirez >>CG82S>LFdC(#43)>LFdC(#36)

Openness
Ramirez >>CG82S>LFdC(#43)>LFdC(#36)
What is the price difference between the Ramirez and Ami?
Ramirez 1A Elite was about 2x price of CG82S.
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by HNLim » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:46 pm

Reymundo wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:17 pm
HNLim wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:05 pm
Reymundo wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:48 am
I’ve been playing Ami “cg82s” and comparing to my other guitars. Nothing matches the Ramires sound exactly, but I also note the Ramirez has a cedar top, my other 3 are spruce tops. The cg82s sounds terrific and as do the two Luis Fernández de Córdoba’s (LFdC’s). As far as similarity of sound and tone I would distance them from each other as follows:

Tone
Ramirez >>CG82S>LFdC(#43)>LFdC(#36)

Openness
Ramirez >>CG82S>LFdC(#43)>LFdC(#36)
What is the price difference between the Ramirez and Ami?
Ramirez 1A Elite was about 2x price of CG82S.
It will be very interesting to compare the Ramirez with the Yamaha GC70.

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