Customize With Stylistic Accents
Make it your own
Choose from our myriad options below to customize your Goodall Guitar. We offer many types of striking shell inlay, beautiful binding wood species, cutaway styles, custom setup options, and pickup choices, so that you can design an instrument that is uniquely yours.
Choose Your Binding Edge Accents
Each species completes the look a different way
Our standard bindings wrap the edges of each Goodall Guitar around the peghead, the body, and are matched with the backstrip and end graft (Unless a shell backstrip inlay is selected). The standard included fretboard bindings are ebony, with maple on the Traditional series, Purpleheart on the Royal Hawaiian series, and Hawaiian Koa with the Pacific series styles. You can choose from the following options to modify the look of your instrument. Whether you prefer a strong contrast difference to your body tonewoods, or you prefer them to blend in, you can make it your own.
Choose Your Inlay
Designs & patterns made with various types of shell
Our standard inlays include mother of pearl logo wings, the logo G is matched to the abalone shell rosette inlay, with slotted mother of pearl diamonds as fretboard position markers. Choose from the following options for a different accent. All of the shell types are naturally reflective from certain angles. These options are arranged by their popularity.
Matched logo "G" included
MOP is our standard inlay shell due to it's high contrast against ebony
Don't think any of these inlay options are quite what you envisioned? You can send us your art, and we will work with you to make it possible on your Goodall Guitar.
Intersecting the 11th & 12th Frets. Mother of Pearl palm fronds, blacklip mother of pearl trunk, abalone mountain, agoya sand.
Shell Top Border Inlay
Shell Peghead Border Inlay
Only available along with shell top border inlay
Shell Backstrip Inlay
Includes Matching End Graft Shell Inlay
Premium Pink Abalone
Choose A Cutaway Style
Get Way Up There With Ease
A cutaway will allow you an easier reach up to the very highest frets of your guitar. We offer two types of cutaway; The venetian cutaway is a curvy bend and it's our most popular style, while the florentine cutaway tapers to a sharp point for a different kind of elegance. Whichever style you choose, it should be chosen primarily for it's functionality and then secondarily for its aesthetic qualities. Though some guitar purists disfavor a cutaway, we have not found it to be a detriment to our fine acoustic tone.
Customize Your Neck Width
The initial neck width of the majority of our guitars is 1.75" at the nut with a 2.250" string spacing at the saddle. This width is best for almost all players and it is highly recommended unless you have firsthand experience to guide your choice. If you know that you have an especially small or large hand, you may want to narrow or widen your fretboard width for improved playability.
The following models are not customizable: The Crossover model, and Parlor 12-Fret Slotted Peghead option - which are both 1-7/8" (1.875") wide, our 12-String option - which is 1.9375" wide, and our Classical model with it's 2" width.
2.125" Bridge String Spacing
Wider - 1-13/16"
2.250" Bridge String Spacing
Widest - 1-7/8"
2.250" Bridge String Spacing
Your Custom Neck Shape
The initial back of the neck is best described as a very slight "V" shape. We recommend handling our neck before deciding on an alteration, but we do offer custom neck shapes upon request. You may decide that you want more of a "C" shape, which we can accommodate. Just let us know and we will work with you to find the best shape.
Customize Tuning Machines
Choosing different combinations of tuner knobs and buttons allows you to get the look of your custom guitar just the way that you want it. The initial tuners on our Traditional Series guitars are the nickel plated Waverly open-gear machines with ebony buttons.
Customize Setup Appearance
Upgrade cosmetic appointments
All of our steel string guitars have a bone nut and saddle. We offer Fossilized Walrus Ivory upgrades for the standard bone, as well as optional inlaid bridge pins and end-pin. This rare fossilized bone provides unique aesthetics with similar acoustic qualities . We source our walrus ivory responsibly from fossil excavations in Alaska. You may also find a peghead veneer matched to your back and sides tonewood appealing. All of our instruments initially have a smooth satin finish with the exception of our gloss-buffed Classical neck. Choose a gloss-buffed neck for a more grippy feel under your hand, or for cosmetic appeal.
Choose Your Pickup
Amplify your instrument
We know that you can't always bring your sweet external studio microphone setup when performing. We also know that it is notoriously difficult to reproduce your guitar's natural acoustic sound with true high fidelity. After decades of using many different pickups systems, these K&K pickups meet our expectations of great tonal accuracy without diminishing the amazing three-dimensional unplugged Goodall tone. These do away with under-saddle pickup problems, as they do not interfere with our precision fit saddle, and will get you amplified wherever you're playing. Find out more at K&K Sound's website.