US $.1100 Yamaha Grand Concert GC-10M spruce 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

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US $.1100 Yamaha Grand Concert GC-10M spruce 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Post by drmlyung » Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:19 pm

Type : Yamaha Grand Concert GC-10M Classical Guitar
luthier: Toshiro Kato
Year of construction: 1977
Scale length (mm): 662mm(Actual measurement 658mm)
Nut Width: 52mm
Top: solid Ezzo spruce with tight and uniform grains
Back / Sides: Solid Indian rosewood
Neck: Honduras Mahogany / Traditional (Classical) Style Neck
Fingerboard / (bridge): ebony / Jacaranda
Bone Nut and Saddle
Sound: clear, balance, warm and sweet
Condition: excellent, no structure issues
Price: $1100 for a quick sale

Note: On the actual scale measurement, I used a tape measure, from nut to bridge 658mm, from nut to 12th fret 329mm. This is an amateur measurement with some uncertainties of about 2mm.

Viewing / trial possible: yes
Location (nearest city): Seattle, WA

Shipping: buyer pay for the shipping and insurance.

An old Yamaha hard shell case will be used for shipping protection.

This Yamaha guitar, model GC-10M, ("M" stands for MATSU= Pine/Spruce) was made in 1977 and signed by Toshio Kato, one of the best luthiers that Yamaha ever had.

This GC-10M is a stunning guitar both visually and tonally. The guitar is in excellent cosmetic & functional shape and has been well taken of and has virtually no play wear. It has a few small, pinhead size dings along the edge of the top plate. There are some very minor/tiny chips and dings, scratches and swirls marks (just to be on the safe side), not visible at all at first glance. The frets are in "minty" condition but there are some very light fingering divots on the fingerboard itself. This guitar is constructed of a Honduras Mahogany neck, spruce top, a beautiful dark and dense ebony wood fingerboard and nicely grained rosewood back and sides. The guitar plays so light and easy. It is a traditional fan bracing. It's fairy loud, tonally rich and complex and smooth with a sweet, clear treble response. Great projection and resonance. This is a true professional grade instrument.

The action setup at 12 fret: 1st string - about 3.5mm, 6th string - about 4mm.

I have too many guitars, and spending 90% of the time with my '75 Sakazao Nakade No.3000, and the Yamaha GC-10M would be much happier with someone who can spent more time with her.
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Re: US $.1100 Yamaha Grand Concert GC-10M spruce 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Post by rinneby » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:10 am

This is a great buy, good luck with the sale.

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Re: US $.1100 Yamaha Grand Concert GC-10M spruce 1977, Bainbridge Island, WA

Post by Bernabe » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:39 pm

very nice guitar!
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