Yamaha GC (Grand Concert) Fan Club -Delcamp

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Re: Yamaha GC (Grand Concert) Fan Club -Delcamp

Post by HNLim » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:25 pm

andreas777, how do you find the sound of your GC30A?
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Post by andreas777 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:37 pm

HNLim wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:25 pm
andreas777, how do you find the sound of your GC30A?
Hi HNLim,
hmm...I don't have a GC30A, at least I can't remember :wink: . I think I have a GC3A and a GC15A. I have known 3 sellers of a GC30A guitar in Germany, and I was in contact with two of them, but I have not bought one. Maybe there is another opportunity in the future to buy a GC30A. Have you sold your guitar to the buyer in China already?
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Re: Yamaha GC (Grand Concert) Fan Club -Delcamp

Post by ameriken » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:47 pm

HNLim wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:25 pm
andreas777, how do you find the sound of your GC30A?
I think it was EZfan that just got the GC30A :D
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Post by HNLim » Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:59 pm

EZfan wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:51 pm
Greeting :) I am new here so count me in the club please :)
Here's my passport:

Country/City: Dallas, TX. US.
Model: GC30A
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.
Fingerboard: Ebony.
Construction: Spanish heel.
Scale Length: 662mm.
Luthier Signature : Toshio Kato.
Strings: D'Addario EJ45 Pro-Arte Normal Tension.

Here's some photos of the GC-30A :)
By the way, Thanks Andreas for a copy of Yamaha Guitar archive :merci:
Hi, how do you find the sound of your GC30A? Can you also show me a photo of the tuning machine? Msny thanks.
1980 Yamaha GC30A - BRW/Spruce
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Re: Yamaha GC (Grand Concert) Fan Club -Delcamp

Post by EZfan » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:37 pm

HNLim wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:59 pm

Hi, how do you find the sound of your GC30A? Can you also show me a photo of the tuning machine? Msny thanks.
Sorry Lim, my GC-30A Gotoh tuning machine has been removed to clean and polish.
I will take some photos after the job done for you :D
Is there any different between the headstock during the years?

All the best,

Steward
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1973 Toshihiko Nakade 1200AJ.
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Post by EZfan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:37 am

Here's former Yamaha luthier Hideyuki Ezaki website if anyone interested: ezakiguitar dot blogspot dot jp :)

Currently, he has 4 models: Alma Extra for 1,000,000 yen, no. 80 for 800,000 yen, no. 55 for 550,000 yen and no. 35 for 350,000 yen. :)
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1977 Yamaha GC-30A-Toshio Kato.
1973 Toshihiko Nakade 1200AJ.
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Post by Beowulf » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:01 pm

Many thanks for the link! My 1971 Yamaha GC-10 was made by Hideyuki Ezaki. Great to see he is still plying his craft as a luthier.
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Post by HNLim » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:16 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:01 pm
Many thanks for the link! My 1971 Yamaha GC-10 was made by Hideyuki Ezaki. Great to see he is still plying his craft as a luthier.
You must be so inspired by him to have ordered a GC82S.
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Post by Beowulf » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:21 pm

HNLim wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:16 pm
You must be so inspired by him to have ordered a GC82S.
That is definitely true! :guitare: :applauso:
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Post by HNLim » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:30 pm

I sold off my GC30A and i am now enjoying playing my new 13-string harp guitar. I am finding the 13th and 12th string a little hard to play or maybe a little getting used to. Once I can confirm playing it for a while I might just want to make another one with minor adjustments to the current design. When that happens, I might change my mind about getting a GC70.
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Post by rpavich » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:35 pm

New member of the fan club here!

Just got a beautiful GC22S.

It's more than up to the task; I'm a beginner so this guitar should last a LONGGGG time...
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Post by EZfan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:06 pm

congrat. rpavich :)
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Post by rpavich » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:08 pm

EZfan wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:06 pm
congrat. rpavich :)
Thank you!
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Post by EZfan » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:11 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:01 pm
Many thanks for the link! My 1971 Yamaha GC-10 was made by Hideyuki Ezaki. Great to see he is still plying his craft as a luthier.
Beowulf, You're welcome :P
1977 Yamaha GC-30A-Toshio Kato.
1973 Toshihiko Nakade 1200AJ.
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Post by FirminArchambault » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:21 pm

I live in Japan, I found a second hand 1979 GC5 in mint condition for 38,000 yen (around 250 dollars) , this guitar is probably worth 4 to 5 times that price. It is an Eso spruce and Indian Rosewood guitar, with very nice pattern on the Rosewood.
This guitar has a big power and projects well in a concert hall.
The guitar is signed from Esaki, from what I heard I think this model was only sold in Japan.
I am very happy of my finding and enjoy playing this guitar.
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