Hello, and welcome to the updated Goodall Guitars web presence. As you can see we have added new photography for every relevant area of our craft, and we hope that the new design reflects our aim for excellence in all areas of life. Our goal with this site is to help you understand our broad range of models, series, playing categories, and options that we offer; as well as providing modern tools for you to find the guitar of your dreams, and get support and advice regarding the care of your instrument.
Goodall Guitars now has details for our Classical model, which has been well received by our customers but had not been previously featured on our web site. Unique detail shots and specifications can be found on each and every model page to help you decide which Goodall Guitar is right for you. We have also refreshed our branding to reflect the family orientation of our operation.
Thank you for visiting us, we appreciate your interest and hope to serve you effectively with this new web presence.
– James, Jean, & Luke Goodall
I just wanted to say hello, and an announcement: On Monday Feb 15, 2016 at 2:30pm Pacific Time, at Dusty Strings in Fremont, WA (which is the epicenter of the known world), a 2004 James Goodall RGCC (#3747) became a part of my family.
I had no plans whatsoever to buy a new instrument at this time, but I fell head over heals in love and had to take the plunge. This is without doubt the finest sounding flat top guitar I have ever played. But before purchasing it, I had the Dusty Strings people pull every guitar they had off the wall and let me play them. The only other comparable instruments, to my ear, were the four new Goodalls they had on display.
It’s the most expensive instrument I’ve ever bought, but it was one of the easiest purchases I’ve ever made. It was a bargain that I could not pass up, and I expect it to stay in my family for generations to come.
Aw, this was a really good post. Taking a few minutes
and actual effort to produce a very good article… but what can I say… I put things off a
whole lot and never manage to get nearly anything done.
I have been playing steel string guitar for about 30 years and have played every brand known to man. One day I decided to order a Goodall Traditional 000 with a Cocobolo and German Spruce. The best tone I have ever heard. Two weeks later I bought a Grand Concert Koa/Western Red Cedar and again a knockout. Goodall guitars are beautiful, articulate, loud, balanced, sustain, extremely responsive, and INSPIRING! I am selling all my guitars and keeping the two Goodalls for the rest of my life. The search is really over. Tht best part is that they are handmade and not mass produced by several people, they are works of art.
I have two Goodall guitars…a Traditional OOO rosewood model which I play all the time at home, and a Traditional Baritone tuned D to D which I often gig with because my vocal range and playing style suits the lower tuning on a lot of songs and it is so easy to play. They are the best sounding and feeling guitars I’ve ever played and I have owned many. I no longer feel like there might be something better out there. They are perfection in tone,intonation, looks and playability!
These comments are so reflective of my experiences while sharing the joy of Goodall Guitars at Buffalo Bros. Guitars where I found out that the best way to sell a customer a Goodall was just to hand it to them. They speak very eloquently for themselves.
I am very stoked with my AAAA Koa Concert Jumbo with a Red Cedar top that I picked out of over 200 Goodalls we had in stock over the course of six months.
I currently have a Goodall guitar (I think it’s a Concert Jumbo, as the serial number starts with RCJ) on loan from a very trusting friend. (Don’t worry, Andy, I’m taking good care of it!) I hate the thought of giving it back. I have a K Yairi DY52, which I love dearly, but I must say, if I had the dough, a Goodall would be coming my way: possibly two (I love the look of the 000, but the Baritone also looks great, particularly as I currently tune the Yairi down a tone). One question though: why no Australian dealer? And where’s your price list?
Would really like to know too?
Hi, I usually just forward comments to Jean if they only contain questions. I referred this question from Mr. Robins to her back when he wrote it. You can get our current price list by e-mailing, us or giving us a call, and that info can be found here: http://goodallguitars.com/about/#shopcontact
We used to have a dealer with multiple locations in Australia, but we do not have one there currently. The North American Guitar in Tennessee does ship worldwide, and you can see their inventory here: https://thenorthamericanguitar.com/collections/goodall-guitars
I walked into a music shop in the mid 90’s. The owner, Bill Brown, walked out back and said, “I’ve been saving this for you” and handed me my first—and last Goodall. I think I sold my truck to buy it, but I have never regretted it. The Goodall has been with me through hundreds of shows, and it is pretty beat up now, but I still love it. Would Goodall ever consider putting on a new top for me or sell me a top to put on? Mine is pretty much beyond repair. I’d love to keep mine alive, as it is a fairly early model. I have another truck I can sell:)
I’ve been playing for over 40 years, but being English I’ve never played a Goodall. I’ve just watched the ‘making of’ video and can honestly say I’ve never see work so perfect. The attention to detail must be unsurpassed. My hunt is on to find one.
After spending the last 30+ years running all kinds of first class factories worldwide, I am retired now and have plenty time to learn and play musical instruments. Those guitar making jigs and fixtures your dad made are very amazing. They really help producing excellent product with consistent high quality. I cannot even play guitar but I am thinking of getting a Goodall and start to learn… 🙂
I had the pleasure of playing a Goodall on a CD that we were making for my school. It was without exaggeration, the best acoustic dreadnought that I have ever played.
Apparently, the owner/producer bought the guitar out from under Joni Mitchell one day while in a music shop. Although I am a Canadian and revere our beloved patriot Joni, I do believe that I would bedropping the gloves if it came down to having to run her gauntlet to buy this guitar.
The YouTube video about making of Goodall guitars is very inspirational, and I’d love to buy one, but in Denmark the tax system makes it allmost impossible to ordinary people to buy wonderfull guitares like Yours. And I got six less expensive guitars stolen, so… I guess Im just a admirer of Your good skills and love Your exellent craftmanchip. Very Well done.
Thanks for the kind comment Jan, so sorry to hear about the thefts of your other instruments. If you would like to see some of our guitars in person, you can visit our Netherlands dealer, The Fellowship of Acoustics which you can find directions to on our Dealers page. Here’s what they currently have in stock:https://www.tfoa.eu/en/brands/goodall/
I saw your guitar construction video and couldn’t stop watching it!
The Hawaiian wood simply produced a masterpiece.
Would you make left handed versions of this masterpiece and if so where could I find a dealer near Toronto Canada?
Watched your YouTube channel. Must say the passion with which you make your instruments is godly. You are correct in mentioning that the decoration of an instrument is not important as the tone with which you fall in love with.
I am from India and are not so exposed to such beautiful guitars. Keep up the passion and the love that you put in your every creation.
Hi. I’m from the Philippines and i was amazed when i saw the video on how you make your guitars. So fantastic. So wonderful. All your guitars are made of art, commitment, and work of excellence. Kudos and keep on making perfect guitars.
I have a guitar sickness (at least that is what my wife says) and I own some truly spectacular instruments, but I don’t own a Goodall…..yet! There are no dealers near me in Houston, Texas, so how does one go about having you gentlemen build one for me? I would need someone to walk me through all of the selections so that I don’t miss something to get the best tonal qualities out of the guitar.
Looking forward to future ownership of a Goodall guitar!
I saw a video on Youtube about James Goodall Guitars.They were making a beautiful guitar made from Adirondak spruce top and Koa back and sides.It looked amazing and sounded beautiful.I was wondering how much this guitar would cost.When I retire I would really love one …that is the ultimate guitar for me.I play a bit of finger style. Love the Beatles, Cat Stevens and Donovan among many others.I have two Taylors and a Martin dc16rgte..love them all.I have 11 guitars in all and no sign of stopping.I live on the Wirral Peninsula..not far from Liverpool..look forward to some feedback.
I’ll have Jean contact you, I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the video!
There is no denying there is something
Special about Goodall Guitars!