Yamaha GC (Grand Concert) Fan Club -Delcamp

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

Post by Martin Davis » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:22 pm

Here is my lovely GC-31C which I believe is a 2010 model, be great if somebody could confirm this? The serial starts XP.

It's a lovely guitar and sounds great. Really happy with it.

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Post by HNLim » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:15 am

XP will be October 1999.
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Post by Martin Davis » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:21 pm

HNLim wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:15 am
XP will be October 1999.
How did you work that out? I thought it was a 2010 model.

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Post by HNLim » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:13 am

I own a Yamaha GC30A & a Yamaha GC70. My hands are itchy and am toying with the idea of another Yamaha. As most of you who have been following this thread will know that I am a big fan of Yamaha Grand Concert guitars mainly because of the workmanship and the quality of the GC range of guitars. I still maintain that their marquetry for their purfling and rosette is second to none. I love both of my Yamahas and am considering maybe just one more Yamaha GC. Yes! Just one more.

What would that one more be? It indefinitely has to be a Spruce/BRW. I am thinking of maybe a GC71 or maybe a 1974 to 1977 GC30A. Any suggestion?
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Post by Beowulf » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:09 am

I suspect that a GC71 would add a different character and tone colour to your collection.
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Post by HNLim » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:35 am

Beowulf wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:09 am
I suspect that a GC71 would add a different character and tone colour to your collection.
I would think so as well.
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Post by HNLim » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:44 am

Beowulf wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:09 am
I suspect that a GC71 would add a different character and tone colour to your collection.
I am also thinking of a GC20 or a GC30B.
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Post by Jason » Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:46 pm

All are quite nice depending on what you want, :) so may to choose from! Keep us posted!
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Post by HNLim » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:52 pm

Jason wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:46 pm
All are quite nice depending on what you want, :) so may to choose from! Keep us posted!
Must wait fir the right one to come along.
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Post by VinS » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:09 pm

I recently bought a Yamaha GC35M.
I think it's a rare model.
It has a nice balanced sound. :casque: :casque: I really enjoy playing it.
I also have an alhambra iberia spruce top which also has a nice tone. But Yamaha GC35M is louder and basses are more sustaining.

Thank you very much HNLim for your advise.
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Post by HNLim » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:17 pm

Congratulations!
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Post by Martin Davis » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:54 pm

VinS wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:09 pm
I recently bought a Yamaha GC35M.
I think it's a rare model.
It has a nice balanced sound. :casque: :casque: I really enjoy playing it.
I also have an alhambra iberia spruce top which also has a nice tone. But Yamaha GC35M is louder and basses are more sustaining.

Thank you very much HNLim for your advise.

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Very nice!
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Post by VinS » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:50 am

Thanks.

Can any one shed some light on GC 35 model?
Its difficult to find details of that model.

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Post by VinS » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:49 am

any idea about the Signature of the luthier?
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Post by henders » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:35 am

Martin Davis wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Here is my lovely GC-31C which I believe is a 2010 model, be great if somebody could confirm this? The serial starts XP.

It's a lovely guitar and sounds great. Really happy with it.

Martin
Very nice. I think 2010 is correct. There’s a serial number chart for Yamaha acoustic and classical guitars that you can pull up with a google search.

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