Beowulf wrote:Back to the original topic: The GC82S/C are custom made. Search for "Yamaha GC series: Visiting Custom Shop" for a Youtube video.
Although it's true that GC guitars from 82 to 32 are made in the custom shop in Japan, in a strict sense, GC82 is not custom made. In the original Japanese link I provided above says that only GC70/71/60 are 受注生産品, which means "custom made" / "make-to-order product." GC82 doesn't have the mark. There are many GC82 guitars available at various stores around the world. You can buy it at anytime.
But GC70/71 are extremely rare. These are truly custom made. If you want them, you have to make a special order. These guitars were used by Baden Powell, Liona Boyd, Stepan Rak, to name a few.
GC70/71 is 1,600,000 Yen (=$13,792 USD)
GC82, is 1,150,000 Yen (=$9,912 USD)
GC60 is 1,000,000 Yen (=$8,620 USD)--only for 662mm
GC50 was discontinued in 2012.
Anyway, the fact that GC82 is the most expensive top of the line doesn't change because GC70/71 are made only by a special order. GC82 should be a great guitar although I haven't played it.