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Yamaha GC42 Handcrafted Classical Guitar Cedar 888365898568 (Open Box)
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A deluxe nylon string from a respectable guitar maker.

Yamaha's original sound from their flagship nylon string is inherited in this model. The GC42 Handcrafted Classical Guitar is characterized by a brightly enriched sound and powerful vibes crafted from Madagascar rosewood in the back and sides. The crafsmanship is exquisite and this guitar deserves its place among some of the best classical guitars available. Made at Yamaha Music Craft in Japan.

Includes semi-hard case.

  • Top: Choice of solid spruce or American cedar
  • Back: Solid Madagascar rosewood
  • Side: Solid Madagascar rosewood
  • Neck: African mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Bridge: Rosewood (Bone saddle)
  • Body Depth: 94-100mm
  • Nut Width: 52mm (Bone nut)
  • String Length: 650mm
  • Tuners: YTM-81
  • Finish: Polyester gloss
  • Includes semi-hard case

Enjoy exquisite craftsmanship and sumptuous sound. Order today.


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Awesome Guitar


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    Comments about Yamaha GC42 Handcrafted Classical Guitar:

    I see no reviews for this instrument yet. That's a shame since this is an outstanding classical guitar. I got the cedar top version and am thinking about getting the Spruce top version also.
    The workmanship is second to none. Absolutely flawless!!!!
    So how does it play, like a classical guitar should. The Cedar top gives this instrument a mellower sound than the Spruce top will. Somewhat warmer. Guess it comes down to personal preference on this issue. I really like the tone of this guitar. At this time I am using Savarez 520 b strings and they work very well for most playing. The guitar has very good balance between strings. Not bottom or top heavy. Volume and projection are very good. Like a good instrument should it will make you aware of your capabilities. This is a great instrument for the price. Great value as it is a professional grade guitar in every respect.

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