Goodall, James: RGC(Item ID: RGC)
Sorry, this item is not currently in stockGrand Concert with Englemann Spruce Top and Rosewood Back and Sides
Another outstanding instrument from James and son, this Grand Concert is visually the epitome of grace and refinement, and aurally a standard for clarity and color.
With respect to a guitar's appearance, James has exquisite taste and an uncanny knack for exercising restraint for heightened effect, for making things simple simply sublime. For example, on this guitar the creamy white Englemann spruce top is highlighted conservatively by only black and white wood bindings and a single braclet of abalone around the soundhole, and yet it is mesmerizing, almost delicious. Then, beautiful Flamed koa body purflings are used to balance the transition from the lighter spruce top to the much darker rosewood sides, the warmer color of the koa acting like a bridge that both joins and separates the contrasting hues. Likewise, the koa used for the back center strip, heel cap, end plate, and the border of the headstock functions to harmonize contiguous components visually such that each becomes the perfect complement of the other. Other elements that are attractively integrated include the diamond motif of the fingerboard inlays, and the traces of gold, ebony, and pearl that adorn the headstock in a manner that is subtlety suggestive of a crown.
With all that we have said about the appearance of this guitar, one might forget that the fundamental reason to own a Goodall guitar is for its sound, for its voice, because it is an instrument first. And, what is especially impressive about this guitar is precisely its sound - its smooth, rich, clear voice. Its sound is beautifully balanced, warm yet clear, and elegant if one chooses to exploit its rich timbre fully. And its voice is responsive to a wide range of dynamic inputs. Whether one plays fingerstyle or pickstyle, one will delight in how easy this guitar speaks in each register and how easily the sound can be shaped to fit most any genre of music. Thus, with this instrument one can have it all in terms of looks, sound, and playability - each is superb making the guitar enjoyable to own whether one plays it or not.
This guitar includes a deluxe hardshell case.
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