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Thread #11488   Message #85761
Posted By: Mark Roffe
11-Jun-99 - 12:08 AM
Thread Name: Ginny bought me a Goodall guitar today!
Subject: RE: Ginny bought me a Goodall guitar today!
I'll try to make a blue clicky thing to take you to
Goodall Guitars
Here's an excerpt of some Goodall history that appeared in Fingerstyle Magazine, Jan/Feb. '96.:
James Goodall approaches guitar making in the way he approaches most things in his life -- with perfectionism, intensity, resourcefulness, persistence, and vision. At one time, he set out creating and building modern symphony flutes...He has also built and plays Baroque oboes, recorders, English horns, dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, mandolas, as well as other instruments of his own invention...Fortunately for us guitar pickers, James Goodall has settled on applying his gifts to guitar making...

In addition to his mechanical, woodworking, design, and business talents, James is also an accomplished artist. In fact, in 1972, he traded one of his seascape paintings for the wood he needed to build his first guitar-a curly maple Jumbo replete with fancy Mexican mother of pearl inlay. His local resource for his first instrument was a small shop in Lemon Grove, CA called American Dream Guitar, an enterprise that would subsequently be acquired by a pair of its employees, Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, who renamed it Taylor Guitars.

A guitar similar to the one Ginny bought me can be seen at If I do it right, here's a blue clicky thing to get you there: Goodall Standard model

I've been playing for over 35 years, and I've owned lots of guitars -- some vintage, some new, some cheap, some expensive -- but I've never played anything like this guitar before. I am floored by the tone, the resonance, the feel, the beauty, the worksmanship, the sound!! If you see one, you must try it out.

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