Details about YAMAHA GCX-31C Acoustic Electric Concert Classical Guitar Owned by Frank GambaleSee original listing
Nov 26, 2012
North Hollywood, California, United States
Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
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YAMAHA GCX-31C Acoustic Electric Concert Classical Guitar Owned by Frank Gambale
Techno Empire is proud to present this item for auction as well as a selection of musical instruments and related gear from the personal collection of legendary jazz guitarist Frank Gambale.
INVENTORY # 2145
BRAND - YAMAHA
MODEL - GCX-31C
FUNCTION - Acoustic/Classical Guitar
DESCRIPTION - This auction is for a Yamaha GCX-31C Acoustic/Classical Guitar. This is owned by guitar legend, Frank Gambale. At the time he received it, it was a prototype sent from Japan to the Yamaha Custom Shop here in North Holllywood where it was further tweaked and given to Frank Gambale.
This is being presented as a rare opportunity to own a guitar straight from the collection Mr. Gambale! Note that is signed on the back of the headstock.
ACCESSORIES - Includes hard shell case and new strings.
PHYSICAL CONDITION - Excellent. There is a very small nick in the head but nothing major. Overall it looks amazing!
WORKING CONDITION - Excellent. It sounds fantastic!
SHIPPING WEIGHT - 15
SHIPPING DIMS - 43x6x17
Frank Gambale Biography
Grammy winning guitar virtuoso, Frank Gambale, exploded on the L.A. scene in the early ‘80’s. His meteoric rise to fame is a testament to his passion powered playing – a style “Rolling Stone Magazine” calls “ferocious”!
Gambale is an inspired songwriter with over 200 songs published on 20+ albums. His music touches on many styles from funk and jazz to R&B and some Latin and Brazillian influences.
As a legendary guitarist, Gambale is the undisputed genius who originated the sweep picking technique ( a new way to play the instrument ) and elevated it to a precise art form now standard in the guitar lexicon. The "Gambale Sweep Picking Technique" continues to inspire generations of musicians. Jazz, rock, metal and progressive artists alike are united in their awe of Frank as both an amazing technician and an unsurpassed musician.
As jazz legend, Chick Corea, describes Frank: “Everything you touch with your guitar turns gold – always has.” While John McLaughlin’s tongue-in-cheek response to his finesse is “I’d like to cut his hands off.”
A musician’s musician, gifted composer, brilliant innovator and author of numerous instructional books and DVDs, Frank continues to reach unprecedented sonic and technical heights. His six string prowess and seemingly limitless vision point towards an exciting future of ground-breaking music.
OUR CONDITION RATINGS SYSTEM IN DETAIL
Describing an item's condition is subjective, so please take a look at the various photos and determine for yourself what condition you believe it to be in. In the condition area above we will note any major flaws or hidden conditions with the unit that can't be easily seen in the photos.
Looking at the photos yourself along with our ratings system will help you feel confident in knowing exactly what you are going to get.
BRAND NEW: Factory new, never used. Sealed in box or open box. 100% Perfect condition.
LIKE NEW: Formerly owned but shows almost no signs of use, near flawless, could be mistaken for brand new. Might still have all or some of its original packing materials or accessories. It is super clean and appears to be brand new.
EXCELLENT-Near new condition with only light/normal signs of ownership. It may have a few small blemishes here and there, but only under close inspection, or in areas away from common view. Its CLEAN! 100% Functional unless otherwise stated.
VERY GOOD-Shows moderate use and various signs of wear with some misc. nicks or scratches, maybe some dust in hard to reach areas,but overall the item looks great is 100% Functional unless otherwise stated.
GOOD- Well Used, might have some dings or dents, light oxidation, dirty or dusty or other blemishes, or a missing knob or small part etc, but otherwise tests and works 100% unless otherwise stated.
FAIR-May show a lot of use with noticeable wear, oxidation, dirty in various areas, damage, may be missing a knob or part and/or a functional issue and require repair.