Used Acoustic Guitars
Goodall, James: PARLOR MAHOG(Item ID: PARLOR MAHOG Serial#: 5556)
2009 Goodall All-Mahogany Parlor
This understated yet stunning Goodall parlor is a true gem! As one might expect from a Goodall guitar, it has a beautifully clear shimmer to the note definition and a very quick response, such that the player barely has to touch the guitar for it to come alive. Yet, unlike many guitar that boast a voicing built around brilliance, balance and clarity, Goodall guitars have body and depth behind the initial attack. This hearty definition makes for an outstanding fingerstyle guitar that at home in almost any style; but, it is ideal for more contemplative compositions, where notes are allowed to breath and play against the innately powerful sustain found in James Goodall’s meticulously crafted guitars.
The all-mahogany construction of this guitar is a bit uncommon for Goodall, but the all-hardwood design is a classic that has been used by almost all of the notable brands, including: Martin, Gibson, Guild, etc. Though we typically associate hardwoods like mahogany or Koa with a brighter response when used for back and sides, it is typically the case that they impart a distinctive dry, bassy warmth to a guitar when used as a soundboard. However, they do not typically exhibit quite the complexity and sweetness of more common soundboards (e.g., spruces or cedars), and they usually have a slightly more compressed midrange. Indeed, we detect some of these hardwood top attributes in this MHPMH, but its smaller size and its inherently polished Goodall voicing allow it to retain a lot of midrange clarity and presence. This translates to a guitar that is both lively and punchy but also articulate, with a surprisingly malleable note edge. Perhaps most surprising is the breadth of tone found in this Goodall parlor and Goodall’s parlor guitars in general, which certainly have more bottom end than one would expect for a small guitar—those who would dismiss this guitar for its size are undoubtedly missing out, where those brave enough to tempt fate by giving it a try are possibly getting themselves into trouble!
This guitar has no structural issues, nor any play wear to report. NEAR MINT condition.
• Parlor style body with 14” lower bout width
• Solid mahogany top
• Solid mahogany back and sides
• Mahogany neck with C carve
• Natural finish
• Rosewood binding
• Ebony fingerboard with abalone slotted diamond inlays
• Ebony bridge with notched square inlays
• Ebony headstock veneer
• Abalone rosette
• Chrome Gotoh Delta 510 tuning machines with ebony buttons
• 1 ¾” nut width
• 25” scale
• Original Ameritage archtop hardshell case included (used)
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