Yamaha GC82 S/C

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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Beowulf » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:52 pm

Reymundo wrote:
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.
Great comparison! Assigning a rough point system to each instrument on each parameter (1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest...as the Ramirez is 2 notches above on Tone), I get the following ratings:

Ramirez 1A Elite: 11
Yamaha GC82S: 11
LFdC #36: 10
LFdC #43: 9

All in all, the GC82S is pretty fine and I would expect the tone to improve and the sound to open up with more playing. Thanks a lot... :chaud: ...my anticipation as I wait for mine to arrive is now even harder to bear... :lol:

P.S. Any thoughts on the effect of the tornavoz on LFdC #36?
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Philosopherguy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:59 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:52 pm

Great comparison! Assigning a rough point system to each instrument on each parameter (1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest...as the Ramirez is 2 notches above on Tone), I get the following ratings:

Ramirez 1A Elite: 11
Yamaha GC82S: 11
LFdC #36: 9
LFdC #43: 9

All in all, the GC82S is pretty fine and I would expect the tone to improve and the sound to open up with more playing. Thanks a lot... :chaud: ...my anticipation as I wait for mine to arrive is now even harder to bear... :lol:

P.S. Any thoughts on the effect of the tornavoz on LFdC #36?
A problem with having so many nice guitars is that none of them gets enough play time to really open up! But, I am anticipating you getting your guitar too and providing us with some feedback!

I would also love a Ramirez Elite. I think my wife would kill me a few times over. The GC-82 might just lead to me sleeping on the porch.

Martin
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by 630mm » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:08 pm

HNLim wrote:
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


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.
Reymundo, thank you for your impressions. It sounds like the Yamaha is up against some stiff competition over at your place. Is the Yamaha opening up as you're playing it? Are you using the Augustine Regal Blues on it?

HNLim - you said "will", did you find a way to order a GC70?
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Beowulf » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:21 pm

Correction: LFdC #36: 10
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by HNLim » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:25 pm

630mm wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:08 pm
HNLim wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:46 pm
Reymundo wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:17 pm


Ramirez 1A Elite was about 2x price of CG82S.
It will be very interesting to compare the Ramirez with the Yamaha GC70.
Reymundo, thank you for your impressions. It sounds like the Yamaha is up against some stiff competition over at your place. Is the Yamaha opening up as you're playing it? Are you using the Augustine Regal Blues on it?

HNLim - you said "will", did you find a way to order a GC70?
Not yet. I am busy preparing to shift house soon. Let me settle down with my new home first.

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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Beowulf » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:27 pm

Philosopherguy wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:59 pm

A problem with having so many nice guitars is that none of them gets enough play time to really open up! But, I am anticipating you getting your guitar too and providing us with some feedback!

I would also love a Ramirez Elite. I think my wife would kill me a few times over. The GC-82 might just lead to me sleeping on the porch.

Martin
That being the case you would be playing the Ramirez in the other world...whereas you would be sleeping with the Yamaha. The latter would I think be better than sleeping with the fishes. :wink:
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Re: Yamaha GC82 S/C

Post by Beowulf » Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:29 pm

Duplicate post.
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