Here’s a rare lefty and well-cared for 2012 Goodall Aloha Grand Concert guitar, with some nice koa back and sides, a beautiful sitka top, and comfortable C neck profile. This guitar was built before Goodall left Hawaii for California; most Goodall enthusiasts prize the Hawaiian guitars, particularly the ones made of koa — a Hawaiian native wood which Goodall is noted for. Goodalls are unique sounding guitars, with a brilliance and sustain all their own; along with Lowden guitars, one of the more distinctive sounds. Nothing sounds quite like it. In excellent condition with some light play wear you would expect on a guitar nearing its 10th birthday — a couple tiny dings on the top, some light pick marks on the clear pickguard. With original Ameritage hardshell case.
Goodall sez: “The Grand Concert model is a refined and beautifully proportioned shape, and is everything you could desire from an acoustic guitar and more. It’s tone is a wonderful blend of balanced clarity, and punchy projection, with a smooth rich bass response. This instrument is larger than the Parlor but smaller than the Concert Jumbo. It has a singing lyrical treble, with excellent sustain, and is comfortable to hold. Though it is a small guitar, the Grand Concert does not exhibit the tight nasal tonal quality in the midrange and bass that is generally associated with smaller guitars. While the Grand Concert series is considered ideal for the fingerstylist due to its sensitive, dynamic responsiveness, it is equally appropriate for the flatpicker or plectrum player with the appropriate tonewood combination. It is prized by Bluegrass flatpickers and has even been said to surpass large bodied dreadnought guitars with respect to it’s clarity, sustain and powerful projection.”
Condition: Preowned, excellent; Top: Sitka spruce; Back and sides: koa; Neck: Mahogany, Asian rosewood fretboard, ebony binding; Nut: 1.75; Width: 15 1/8; Depth: 4 1/4; Scale: 25 5/8; Binding: Ebony; Rosette: wide Agoya shell; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)