Yamaha GC (Grand Concert) Fan Club -Delcamp

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

Post by merry_zhao » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:53 pm

andreas777 wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:10 pm
leon wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Dear andreas777, could you kindly share the Excel archive of vintage Yamaha classical guitars with me? Thank you sincerely!
Sure, just send me a PM with your email address.
lawcch wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:15 am
After review the archive list for vintage Yamaha GC models, there were many errors or typo found...
I guess that the creation of the guitar archive was no official Yamaha project but was done successively by an employee or group of employees.
may I also have one? many thanks.

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

Post by EZfan » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:44 pm

HNLim wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:00 am
EZfan wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Hi Lim,
My saddle is just 8.65 cm. And here's my tuners photo :)
Your tuning machine is the original Yamaha tuning machine. The Gotoh machine though looks similar has a different motif design and there is a 0.5mm difference between the first and third roller spacing. Also the tuning button on the original Yamaha is butterfly shaped and slightly transparent.

Your case is also thr original Yamaha case.

BTW, how do you find the sound of your GC30A?
My GC-30A sound is louder than other 2 GC-15D/S which also signed by Toshio Kato and very balance. I am happy :D
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1977 Yamaha GC-30A-Toshio Kato.
1973 Toshihiko Nakade 1200AJ.
1971 Yamaha GC-15D-Toshio Kato.

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

Post by HNLim » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:25 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:55 pm
Jorge Oliveira wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Many thanks, Beowulf, for the explanations above and for the video with the details of the presently built Yamaha GC guitars, I really enjoyed watching it. But, out of curiosity, how do you know those names and function of the luthiers involved in the construction of your Yamahas, some of them built so long time ago, if they are not mentioned in the label of the guitar? Is there, perhaps some central repository of such information that allows you to trace the origins of your guitars based solely on the model and, perhaps, its serial number?
You are most welcome! My GC-10 has the signature of the luthier on the label. The GC82S will have the signature of the designer (Akio Naniki) on the label. The names of the luthiers who built my GC82S were provided by my contact at Yamaha Canada. He was so kind as to contact the Custom Shop with my request for their names.
What is happening to your GC82.
1980 Yamaha GC30A - BRW/Spruce
2006 Yamaha GC70 - BRW/ Spruce
2015 Sen #5 - BRW/Spruce
2017 LHN - BRW/Spruce

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

Post by Beowulf » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:35 pm

HNLim wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:25 pm
What is happening to your GC82.
It should be delivered today.
1971 Yamaha GC-10 (Hideyuki Ezaki)
2017 Yamaha GC82S (Akio Naniki/Naohiro Kawashima)

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

Post by rpavich » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:37 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:35 pm
HNLim wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:25 pm
What is happening to your GC82.
It should be delivered today.
Holy smokes...you have to give a detailed report on it.

On a related note; I was dismayed to realize that my GC22 had "Urea" saddle and nut. I'm going to get a local Luthier to change them to bone.
Asturias AST-100-heavily modified by Robert England.

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

Post by EZfan » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:07 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:35 pm
HNLim wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:25 pm
What is happening to your GC82.
It should be delivered today.
Congrat. Beowulf :D
1977 Yamaha GC-30A-Toshio Kato.
1973 Toshihiko Nakade 1200AJ.
1971 Yamaha GC-15D-Toshio Kato.

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

Post by Beowulf » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:32 pm

EZfan wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Congrat. Beowulf :D
Thanks...I'm still in shock... :mrgreen:
1971 Yamaha GC-10 (Hideyuki Ezaki)
2017 Yamaha GC82S (Akio Naniki/Naohiro Kawashima)

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Post by rpavich » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:42 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:32 pm
EZfan wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Congrat. Beowulf :D
Thanks...I'm still in shock... :mrgreen:
Report!
Pictures!
Sound files!
:)
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Re: Yamaha GC (Grand Concert) Fan Club -Delcamp

Post by Beowulf » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:52 pm

rpavich wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:42 pm
Beowulf wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:32 pm
EZfan wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:07 pm
Congrat. Beowulf :D
Thanks...I'm still in shock... :mrgreen:
Report!
Pictures!
Sound files!
:)
After 500 days...everyone will have to enjoy some anticipatory waiting. :mouton: :ouioui: :pace:
1971 Yamaha GC-10 (Hideyuki Ezaki)
2017 Yamaha GC82S (Akio Naniki/Naohiro Kawashima)

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

Post by rpavich » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:57 pm

Beowulf wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:52 pm
rpavich wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:42 pm
Beowulf wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:32 pm


Thanks...I'm still in shock... :mrgreen:
Report!
Pictures!
Sound files!
:)
After 500 days...everyone will have to enjoy some anticipatory waiting. :mouton: :ouioui: :pace:
You are cruel!
Asturias AST-100-heavily modified by Robert England.

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Post by HNLim » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:55 pm

How can you deprive us of sharing your joy. Where are the photos and videos?
1980 Yamaha GC30A - BRW/Spruce
2006 Yamaha GC70 - BRW/ Spruce
2015 Sen #5 - BRW/Spruce
2017 LHN - BRW/Spruce

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

Post by Beowulf » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:10 pm

rpavich wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:57 pm
Beowulf wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:52 pm
rpavich wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:42 pm

Report!
Pictures!
Sound files!
:)
After 500 days...everyone will have to enjoy some anticipatory waiting. :mouton: :ouioui: :pace:
You are cruel!
My cruelty is of the tidal kind...it comes and goes. :wink:
1971 Yamaha GC-10 (Hideyuki Ezaki)
2017 Yamaha GC82S (Akio Naniki/Naohiro Kawashima)

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

Post by Beowulf » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:15 pm

HNLim wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:55 pm
How can you deprive us of sharing your joy. Where are the photos and videos?
They will come...

"It is said that all the good things
Must come to him who can pretend
He doesn't have to wait
For as surely as the light of day
Must come to drive the night away
The needles and the pins
That's where the line begins"
(Gordon Lightfoot)

First, I must say hello to the beauty and ask permission to show her nakedness...also must charge the camera battery :!:
1971 Yamaha GC-10 (Hideyuki Ezaki)
2017 Yamaha GC82S (Akio Naniki/Naohiro Kawashima)

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

Post by Yvon » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:52 pm

I can't wait to see pictures!!
Yamaha GC-31

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

Post by Beowulf » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:03 pm

1971 Yamaha GC-10 (Hideyuki Ezaki)
2017 Yamaha GC82S (Akio Naniki/Naohiro Kawashima)

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