This guitar had many chips and wear to its finish, however the spruce top is flawless when I first acquired it.
Dating yamaha classical guitars
Built on the classical platform, Yamaha's NTX700 acoustic-electric classical guitar features a cutaway, for comfort when playing in the higher register fret positions. (Acoustic Resonance Enhancement), an original wood reforming technology developed by Yamaha.
This NTX starts with a solid spruce top, for warm, balanced tone. Through precise controll of temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, the molecular properties of the wood can be manipulated into a more acoustically ideal condition, similar to the molecular characteristics of woods in instruments that have been played for years.
They have high reputation around the world and are used by many well known guitarist.
Also feel free to post question if any for our fellow Yamaha GC fans to share. Country/City: Singapore (The City within a Garden) Model: GC30A Date of production: 1978 Date of aquisition: 2013 Price of aquisition: S$3,200/- (US$2,275) Top: Solid Ezo Spruce Back: Solid Jacaranda (BRW) Sides: Solid Jacaranda (BRW) Neck: Mahagony Fingerboard: Ebony Construction: Spanish heel.
Scale Length: 650mm Luthier Signature : Kato Strings: Aquila Alabastro HT Remarks: This guitar is the facelift of the first Yamaha GC series (1974 to 1984)with Yamaha iconic Headstock with 39mm original tuning machine head probably made by Gotoh.
By the mid Sixties, the entire world had a fever called Beatlemania, and the only prescription was more guitars.
The United States was particularly stricken, and domestic guitar companies struggled to keep up with the increasing demand for anything with six strings.
It is and will be my pleasure to "meet & chat" with fellow Yamaha GC fans all over the world.
Please feel free to share your experiences and aspirations.
Although Yamaha was originally founded in 1887 to produce pianos and organs, the company did not start building guitars until the early Forties, eventually opening a factory dedicated exclusively to guitar construction in Hamamatsu in the late Forties.