GOODALL GC ITALIAN SPRUCE HONDURAN ROSEWOOD (SOLD)
This Goodall guitar is built with a mastergrade Italian spruce top and Honduran rosewood back and sides. The tone is crisp, clear and rich in overtones akin to a good Brazilian rosewood guitar but only at a fraction of the price. This guitar is a visual treat and comes with a rosette crafted with some of the nicest abalone we have ever seen.
Alpine/Italian spruce is the same species of wood as German spruce but it comes from a different region with slightly different attributes. It is a bit warmer in color and is often said to be more focused with a slightly stronger fundamental tone when compared to German spruce.
Honduran rosewood on the other hand, is denser than Indian rosewood and often compares well to Brazilian Rosewood. It is thus not surprising that many great Spanish makers during the 50’s and 60’s considered it to be the only acceptable substitute to Brazilian Rosewood as it consistently produces a well-balanced sounding guitar with great projection and strong lows and highs. Good Honduran rosewood however, has grown increasingly difficult to obtain.
This consigned guitar is well cared for by its owner and is in pretty much brand new condition. If you are looking for articulate sounding Goodall guitar with a big vibrant tone, this build will certainly not disappoint. With a brand new piece listing at over USD$9000 today, this will certainly be yet another worthy investment for anyone looking for a guitar with a boutique tone that will hold its value.
Pre-owned James Goodall grand concert with a venetian cutaway.
Flame maple binding and black and white purfling lines over a mastergrade Italian spruce top.
A classy abalone rosette paired with an ebony fingerboard with mother of pearl diamond inlays.
Mahogany neck with flame maple heel cap and binding.
Honduran rosewood back and sides with flame maple binding and decorative backstrip.
Ebony faceplate with flame maple binding and Goodall mother of pearl logo. A set of Gotoh 510 tuners with ebony buttons provides for additional tuning precision and stability.
Front view of James Goodall grand concert guitar.
Back view of James Goodall grand concert guitar.
Body Style : Grand Concert
Cutaway : Venetian cutaway
Top : Mastergrade Italian spruce
Back & Sides : Honduran rosewood
Bindling : Flame maple
Rosette : Mother of pearl with black/white lines
Top Purfling : Black and white lining Side Purfling : Black and white lining
Back Purfling : Black and white lining
Neck : Mahogany
Nut Wide : 1 3/4"
Scale Length : 25.5"
Heel Cap : Curly Koa
Fingerboard : Ebony
Fingerboard Purfling : None
Fingerboard Binding : Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay : Mother of pearl diamond inlays
Fingerboard Side Markers : White dots
Headstock : Ebony
Headstock Purfling : Black and white lining
Headstock Binding : Flame maple
Headstock Logo : Mother of pearl
Tuners : Chrome Gotoh 510 with ebony buttons
Bridge : Ebony
Saddle : Bone
Nut : Bone
Pickguard : Anti-Scratch transparent pickguard
Case : Premium hardshell case
Retail Price : SGD$6900
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