Yamaha GC-7 spruce top 1985 pricing

Misfit Minstrel
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Yamaha GC-7 spruce top 1985 pricing

Postby Misfit Minstrel » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:36 am

Hello everybody,

I am planning to sell my Yamaha Grand Concert model 7 with spruce top built in 1985.

It has been played a lot and there are fingernail wear on the top. Backside has on the upper bout slight wear and change of the color.

The neck is thicker than most guitars that built today.

Tuners has been changed to Pings. Case is not original. So it is not a collector's dream :wink:

Sound is very nice and sweet.

Could anybody advice what is currently the price range for this kind of guitar?

Tom
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Re: Yamaha GC-7 spruce top 1985 pricing

Postby Tom » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:06 pm

Collector's dream, sound is nice and sweet....??? So why are you selling it ??

Misfit Minstrel
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Re: Yamaha GC-7 spruce top 1985 pricing

Postby Misfit Minstrel » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:22 pm

NOT a collector's dream I wrote.

waikuentsui
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Re: Yamaha GC-7 spruce top 1985 pricing

Postby waikuentsui » Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:04 pm

Kimi:

This is some information on your Yamaha GC7 from the Yamaha Guitarchive web site.

Year(s) Sold: 1979-85
Original MSRP(US$): $850.00
Top: Solid Pine
Back / Sides: Rosewood
Neck: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Ebony
Bridge: Jacaranda
Body Depth: 89-95mm
Color(s): Natural
Finish: Lacquer/Polyester
Tuners: YTM-52
String Length: 650mm
Nut Width: 52mm (62@12th fret)
Notes: Hand Crafted

It is difficult to suggest a value without looking at some photos on the condition of your guitar.

Recently, there was a GC5M listed in the big bay auction site, asking for about $800.00 with everything original, including the luthier signature on label and the Yamaha case. The seller is from Japan. The auction was suddenly stopped. Perhaps it was sold locally or directly in Japan.

Yamaha GC series from the 70's seemed to gather a bit more following than those in the 80's.

I am no authority on Yamaha guitar values.
The following suggestions are just what I have observed in the market.
Price it below $1,000, it may go quickly depending on how much below $1,000.
Price it between $1,000 to $2,000, it may stay in the market for a while. Whether it will sell depends a lot on the conditions of the guitar.
Price it above $2,000, it will have to wait a while for the right buyer to come along.

I still would like to see some photos of your guitar.

Cheers!
waikuentsui
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Re: Yamaha GC-7 spruce top 1985 pricing

Postby Misfit Minstrel » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:10 pm

Hi Waikuentsui,
thank you for your help and advice. The pricing you suggest is along the lines I was thinking i.e. around 1000 USD.

I'll take some photos tomorrow or latest tuesday and post them here.

BTW. I have a 72 or 73 Yamaha GC-3 cedar top also if somebody would be interested in it. Tuners have been changed but has a Yamaha case. Not sure if that is original case for it though.

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Re: Yamaha GC-7 spruce top 1985 pricing

Postby Misfit Minstrel » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:58 pm

Hi here's two pic of my 1985 GC-7.

Pricing advice appreciated.

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Re: Yamaha GC-7 spruce top 1985 pricing

Postby waikuentsui » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:10 am

The guitar looks really nice.
I think the price you had in mind was in range.

waikuentsui

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Re: Yamaha GC-7 spruce top 1985 pricing

Postby JNelson467 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:34 pm

Hello. I just acquired one of these GC-7 Yamahas and am new to forum. I recently posted a new topic and pics in the valuation section which is pending approval in hopes of some advise and input as I'm not sure when it was made but have a pic of tag inside with serial. Thanks


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