1969 Yamaha GC-3 Grand Concert Classical Guitar

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Here is an excellent condition, 1969 Yamaha Grand Concert Classical Guitar Model GC-3.

This is a high level quality classical guitar. It was made in a small corner of the Yamaha Nippon-Gakki factory in Japan. This series of early Yamaha Grand Concert guitars were hand-built under the direct supervision of master luthier Eduardo Ferrer.

This particular Yamaha guitar is a masterpiece of sound. It has concert level volume. This is a guitar that sings. Every note is harmonized by sympathetic vibration of all the strings and the guitar's perfectly tuned body. The guitar is a splendid combination of Spanish and Orchestral tone.

The overall condition of the guitar is excellent. We have expertly repaired a crack on the back of the guitar and it is no longer visible. The entire guitar was carefully inspected, and skillfully touched up to remove any finish chips and scratches. There are no blemishes anywhere in the finish of the guitar.

This hand crafted guitar was built using solid Indian rosewood for the back and sides, a mahogany neck and a solid European spruce top. The binding and headstock cap are made using a dark toned rosewood. All of this adds up to a fantastic looking classical guitar. The guitar has the intricate rosette used only on this early Grand Concert series.

Scale length on this guitar is 658 millimeters. This allows for increased volume, while still maintaining easy reach.

The ebony fretboard and frets are in excellent condition. They have just been polished. Action on the 12th fret low E string is 4 millimeters and the 12th fret high E string measures 3.5 millimeters. There is plenty of room left for adjustment on the saddle height.

This guitar still has the original gold Yamaha tuners in excellent condition. They have high ratio gears with very little wear.

This is a very rare first series Yamaha Grand Concert guitar. Because of this, it uses a unique numbered and dated label actually made from a thin wood veneer. This is one of the methods of recognizing a true Yamaha Grand Concert.

Comes in the good condition original Yamaha hardshell case with blue lining.

In the mid 1960's Yamaha wanted to build quality classical guitars. Knowing that the secrets of building a great guitar were passed down from father to son for generations of Spanish luthiers, they hired Eduardo Ferrer. Eduardo was the nephew of Benito Ferrer, one of the greatest luthiers of the early 20th century known for having given Andres Segovia his first quality guitar.
In 1966, 1967 and 1968, Yamaha hired Eduardo Ferrer to teach their three greatest luthiers how to build great classical guitars. From this instruction, the Yamaha Grand Concert series of guitars was born. The first series are the most rare and are generally considered to the highest quality. Comparable modern Yamaha Grand Concert guitars range in cost from 4,000 to 10,000 dollars.

The guitar will be carefully packed and shipped in the hardshell case shown in the photo.

I will accept returns less the actual cost of shipping, provided the guitar is in the exact same condition I sent it in. The buyer must pay the return shipping.

Please see my other fine Classical and Flamenco guitars for sale.

Product Specs

Excellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
Brand Yamaha
Model GC-3
Finish Tangerine
Categories Classical
Year 1969
Made In Japan

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Caroline F. - June 03, 2020

Best packing job I have ever seen, Accurately described. This seller is the real deal. MOST highly recommended! Thank you.

Eric H. - April 17, 2020

Hope you put them into good use, thanks kindly for your immediate payment.

Earl E. - April 13, 2020

Perfect transaction Thank You

Jeff C. - March 05, 2020

Sam A. - February 26, 2020

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Keith's Classical Collection

Sanford, FL, United States
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