Just Arrived: Goodall Concert Jumbo in East Indian Rosewood & Mastergrade Redwood
Goodall Guitars was formed in 1972 with a clear mission statement- “Acoustic Excellence”. Their purpose is to build guitars with superbly rich tone, refined designs and appointments and great playability, out of their workshop in Fort Bragg, California.
Goodall Guitars is a family run business, and always has been. James Goodall began the business, hand making the guitars with his wife Jean managing business operations, bookkeeping and sales. Later on, their son Luke joined the team and assists his father with the Lutherie process.
Goodall Guitars offer thirteen different model sizes, numbers wood combinations and five series of stylings. With a production of approximately 40 guitars per year, it's safe to say they've got their process honed. Their guitars are refined and tastefully designed, powered by the belief that the woods used should tell their own story.
We've currently got a range of both new and pre-owned Goodall Guitars in stock, but we wanted to take a moment to talk to you about the newest arrival- A Goodall Grand Concert Jumbo in Indian Rosewood & Master Redwood.
In November 1998, after 26 years of building fine steel string instruments, James Goodall developed the Grand Concert Jumbo Model. This was in response to increasing requests for a more comfortable, smaller body dimension in comparison to the Goodall Standard (which is similar in size to the Standard Dreadnought model).
"The powerful, rich, and clear tone has exceeded my expectations," James Goodall
Since the Grand Jumbo Model retains the large acoustic soundboard area of the Standard or Dreadnought, whilst increasing comfortability and curvy visual appeal, this model has become a favoured size for many Goodall Guitar owners.
So we know that the model itself is incredibly comfortable and powerful, so how does this specific choice of woods effect the tonal palette?
The soundboard is commonly thought to have the biggest impact on the sonic qualities of an instrument, so lets talk about Redwood.
Redwood trees typically grow up to 80m and therefore are commonly thousands of years old. This translates to a wood with a tight grain and incredible gross-grain stiffness. Redwood is known and loved for its bold response and brilliant, warm overtones.
So, pairing this with the extensively used and trusted Indian rosewood, we're in for a real treat. Indian rosewood has a balanced frequency across the tonal spectrum. Deep bases and sparkling trebles, with stable, thick mids.
With the addition of it's Mahogany neck and Ebony fretboard, this is a truly versatile guitar. Looking closely, additional appointments of the Curly Koa binding and backstrip, alongside Ebony and Maple purfling add to the discreet charm of this instrument.
- Year: 2020
- Top: Master Redwood
- Back & Sides: East Indian Rosewood
- Rosette: Abalone
- Purfling: Ebony/ Maple
- Backstrip: Curly Koa
- Body Binding: Curly Koa
- Neck: Mahogany
- Neck Profile: Soft V
- Fretboard Wood: Ebony
- Peg Head Style: Standard
- Peg Head Veneer: Ebony
- Fretboard Binding: Ebony
- Fretboard Inlays: MOP Diamonds
- Tuners: Gotoh 510
- Bridge: Ebony
- Pins: Ebony w/ MOP Dots
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Saddle Type: Drop-in, Compensated
- Nut Material: Bone
- Pickguard: Clear
- Nut Width: 1 3/4”
- Spacing at Saddle: 2 5/16”
- Scale Length: 25”
- Body Depth: 4 3/8”
- Body Length: 19 7/8”
- Upper Bout: 11 5/8”
- Lower Bout: 15 7/8”
- Truss Rod: Adjustable
- Brace Pattern: Scalloped X-Bracing
- S/N: 6885