Mine is the 1978 model. Yours is the earlier batch with the butterfly rosette. Mine is exactly the same as the GC70 which is still in production in Japan till today.EZfan wrote: ↑Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:51 pmGreeting I am new here so count me in the club please
Here's my passport:
Country/City: Dallas, TX. US.
Date of production: 1977
Date of aquisition: December 2017
Price of aquisition:
Top: Solid Ezo Spruce.
Back: Solid Jacaranda (BRW).
Sides: Solid Jacaranda (BRW).
Neck: Mahagony with a reinforcement Ebony center strip.
Construction: Spanish heel.
Scale Length: 662mm.
Luthier Signature : Toshio Kato.
Strings: D'Addario EJ45 Pro-Arte Normal Tension.
By the way, Thanks Andreas for a copy of Yamaha Guitar archive
Someone wrote here in the forum that you have too many guitars if you don't know how many guitars your have. And I even don't know how many Yamaha GCs I have now
Thanks Andreas and congrattulation for your new Yamaha GC-6D too.andreas777 wrote: ↑Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:58 amNo problem.
Congratulations for your new Yamaha GC-30A and GC-15D guitars. Unfortunately I can't see the pictures. I had the chance to buy a GC-30A various times but I never did it. Is your GC-30A much louder than your GC-15D?
Last week I bought a cheap GC-6D that I will receive on Monday.
Yes Lim, mine is missing the butterfly strip on the bridge + different tuning machines compares to the 1974 GC-30A
Yours uses I think a Gotoh tuning machine. Can you take a photo of the tuning machine? Remember that the original finish to the top is French polish. Mine also had the frosty and peeling finish to the sides which I redo. The finish to the back of the neck and headstock was quite badly damaged. Thank God I had the skill to refurbish the guitar.EZfan wrote: ↑Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:02 pmYes Lim, mine is missing the butterfly strip on the bridge + different tuning machines compares to the 1974 GC-30A
I am consider a refinishing job for it next summer as some spots on the side appears a little cloudy, too bad !
All the best,
Hiandreas777 wrote: ↑Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:12 pmSomeone wrote here in the forum that you have too many guitars if you don't know how many guitars your have. And I even don't know how many Yamaha GCs I have now
Anyway, I have received my new GC-6D today, earlier than expected. Normally I don't want to buy the same guitar twice but the price was so low I couldn't resist. I have two GC-6Ds now (beside my GC-10D from the same epoch). All three of them are built by Toshio Kato. There was a discussion about the signature of Kato in another thread. When I compare these signatures then they are not exactly the same:
Here the label of my new GC-6D:
And here the other two labels:
The guitar is in a very good condition. I have to admit that I hardly play my GCs, especially the GC-?Ds and my GC-10, so I can't really tell all the differences of the sound. The GC?Ds are loud with strong basses, stronger than on most other guitars I have. Some player like it, but some think it's a bit cold and just the opposite of a warm cedar sound. For me most of my guitar are collectible items.
I forgot to mention that is is also true for my G-255S and G-260S. The GCxDs can't be compared with the G-2xxS guitars. The G-2xxS guitars are nice with good quality and sound, but the GCxDs are two levels above.
Can you show me a photo of the tuning machine?
You mean my last GC-6D? A seller offered it on a German online site. Some sites allow automatic queries so I don't have to search but automatically get a notification if an ad with one of my keywords is found. Btw, there is another GC-6D for sale in France.