Yamaha GC-5 Grand Concert Classical Acoustic 1979

$ 1175.01

Yamaha GC-5 Grand Concert classic, made in Japan 1979, gloss natural. The label inside this guitar is signed by master luthier Hideyuki Ezaki, who joined Yamaha in the mid 70s. Ezaki spent three years in Spain learning the craft from the best in the game and would go on to become Yamaha’s chief luthier. After retiring from Yamaha he went on to build guitars under his own name, which fetch significant cash. This handcrafted beauty has a solid spruce top and two-ply rosewood back and sides paired with a mahogany neck, capped with an ebony fingerboard. Everything is exactly in it’s place, it’s absolutely stunningly crafted. The tone on offer is rich and clear: singing treble, deep tuneful bass and an airy complexity across the whole range. The responsiveness and detail make for a rewarding feel and tone… this is a class act. 

Model: Yamaha GC-5 Grand Concert
Made: Japan, 1979, signed by Hideyuki Ezaki (serial A-2167)
Finish: natural gloss
Body: solid spruce top, 2-ply rosewood back and sides
Neck: mahogany, ebony fingerboard, D-shape, 52mm nut width, flat fingerboard
Weight: 1.620kg
Pickup: none
Mods: none
Case: basic non-original vintage hard case

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some dimples on the end and some light scuffs up the top on the front. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has no major marks, just some light scuffs on the top shoulder, elbow area, middle and along the back edge, but you have to look pretty closely. The sides have some minor dimples on the top shoulder and bottom corner. The front has some minor play wear around the soundhole, no major marks. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).

Playing condition notes: action is moderately, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. The frets look great, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh Rotosound high tension strings.