Yamaha GC-7 Grand Concert Classical Guitar 1970 (Used)
1970 Yamaha GC-7 Grand Concert Classical Guitar. In the late 1960s, Yamaha sought to be taken seriously as a manufacturer of some of the finest classical guitars available and commissioned famed master luthier Eduardo Ferrer to train the top luthiers Yamaha had and come up with a range of hand crafted guitars that would showcase what they were capable of. The result was the GC-3, GC-5, GC-7 and GC-10 that were made by hand in a small corner of the Yamaha factory by this team of dedicated luthiers.
The GC-7 was the second from the top model offered by Yamaha and feaured all the finest appointments one could hope for. Yamaha were so serious about getting these guitars into players hands they were selling them below what they were worth initially, quickly bringing the price up every year until updating the model numbers to reflect the increases. These early models were made of the best woods and materials available with no expense spared.
With a solid Ezo spruce top mated to solid Brazilian rosewood back and sides this guitar sings with a balance and volume that just calls to be played in front of others. Mahogany neck and ebony fretboard with a 660mm scale length topped with a set of Yamahas original gold high ratio tuners that work perfectly. The action is at 4mm on the bass and 3.5mm on the treble with no fret issues and a wonderful intonation. This guitar is in remarkable condition for a 53 year old instrument with some standard lacquer crazing on the top and some small chips and dents on the back, sides and neck.
It comes with the original case however for actual travelling we'd recommend a quality modern case which we have many to choose from. We ship worldwide however the process to obtain a CITES certificate does take time so please factor that into your decision when purchasing this guitar.
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