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2006 Goodall Crossover Nylon Cutaway

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Serial #: MHXC4761

Body size at lower bout: 14 1/4" Body depth: 4" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut width: 1 7/8"

Materials: Solid bookmatched AAA curly Koa body; solid quartersawn AAA Engelmann spruce soundboard; solid one-piece mahogany neck; solid ebony bridge and fingerboard; curly Koa binding; clear scratchplate; Padauk soundhole purfling; 16X1 tuners with ebony keys; abalone peghead logo.

Notes: For over thirty years, James Goodall has built some of the finest acoustic guitars available anywhere. Starting in the early '70's in his native Southern California, Goodall honed his craft as part of a group of young builders who became mainstays of modern lutherie: Taylor, Deering, Stelling, and Breedlove among them. After a sojourn in Hawaii, Goodall is now based in Ft. Bragg, CA, maintaining his uncompromising standards of craft with a highly systematic approach to materials and design. Like a fine archtop builder, Goodall hand graduates the thickness of his soundboards to optimize the balance of fundamentals and harmonics. The result are instruments of surpassing acoustic response, with an excellent balance of sensitivity and headroom.

This remarkable guitar is an example of his innovative Crossover Nylon Cutaway series, which combines a 00 width cutaway body, with a dreadnought style depth. This design combines the clarity and definition of the smaller body with the enhanced bass response of D style guitars, and the solid bookmatched quartersawn AAA Sitka spruce soundboard adds lightweight, partially scalloped bracing for greater sustain.

A versatile instrument ideal for fingerstyle jazz, bossas, and classical play, this CNC is crafted of extravagantly figured curly Koa on the back, sides and binding. The neck has a comfortable gentle "D" profile, and a solid ebony fingerboard that is radiused for easier fingering. The 14 fret cutaway body allows unimpeded access to the highest frets, and the guitar has a wonderfully balanced, open voice with excellent projection. Trim accents include curly Koa binding, Padauk purfling, and ebony keys on black anodized 16X1 tuners.

This example is in immaculate condition, free of playwear, with smooth low action over fine original fretwork. Figured Koa of this intensity has become increasingly scarce in recent years, and costs have risen dramatically. New list price on this model with these woods exceeds $9K today, with a considerable wait. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with high tension nylon strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter strings, according to preference.











































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