Goodall WGCC

  • Excellent + Condition
  • Year: 1994
  • Includes Original Hard Shell Case
  • Serial #: WGCC653


In 1972, James Goodall made his first guitar with great care and borrowed tools. In 1992, James moved his base of operations from California to Hawaii, where he continued to develop new ideas and grow his company. It wasn't until December of 1994 that he hired his first employee, having built every single guitar by himself for over 20 years up until that point. Today, he continues to build some of the best playing and sounding instruments that are available, keeping with his motto of "Acoustic Excellence."

This guitar was made in October of 1994, just months before James hired his first employee, while his shop was located in Hawaii. Goodall guitars are known for their excellence in quality of build, and the quality of wood chosen for each instrument. The California grown Claro Walnut back and sides are highly figured with beautiful flaming. The Engelmann Spruce top is complimented with a colorful rosette of mother of pearl, and a winged ebony bridge. The neck is made of mahogany topped with an ebony fingerboard, and equipped with gold Schaller gold plated tuners with ebony buttons. The body and headstock are bound with a beautiful white maple.
This instrument is a true testament to the skill of James Goodall. The balanced sound has both a sparkly high end and boomy low end with lots of volume. It has a 25.5" scale length, and is a delight to play with low action. There is some finish checking present throughout as one would expect from an instrument migrating from Hawaii to New York, including on both sides of the fingerboard. There are a couple of small dings in the finish around the edges of the body, and the clear pickguard appears to have cracked at some point in the middle of the guard. Overall this is a beautiful instrument that is in stunning condition, and will certainly be a welcomed addition to your collection.

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