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Goodall, James: USED KCJ AA

(Item ID: USED KCJ AA    Serial#: 2755)

James Goodall Guitars USED KCJ AA 2002 Goodall Koa Concert Jumbo with Cedar Top


General Description:

Like a delicious dish from a fine chef that one orders over and over again, this specific model Goodall guitar is one that we simply cannot resist! When we first met James Goodall in the early ‘90s, he had at his NAMM exhibit a handful of very fine instruments, but one in particular captured our attention. It was a Concert Jumbo with a gorgeous Koa body and a cedar top with simple maple bindings, and it was breathtaking for its simple, natural, elegant appearance. Thus excited, we now wished to know if it could possibly sound as good as it looked, but one must understand that the background level of noise at a NAMM convention - they even have sound police - makes trying to hear anything of interest in an acoustic guitar's sound an exercise in futility. Generally, one can only judge the quality of the craftsmanship and the playability of an instrument in that hostile environment. Sensing our despair, James knew just what to do. He put the guitar in a case and led us to hallway he had discovered off of the convention floor where it was surprisingly quiet and free of interruptions. We could now sample the guitar's sound, and, likewise, it was as savory and as splendid as its appearance. We now knew we wanted one of this man's guitars - that one! And James obliged.

In the ensuing years, we found that our customers definitely shared out enthusiasm for this Goodall recipe, as it were. Subsequently, we have continually stocked the KCJ with rare deviation in terms of features. As we’ve seen with other manufacturers, the combination of Koa and with a cedar top almost assuredly produces fantastic results! The Koa back and sides provide a mahogany-esque direct and snappy response but with a warmer, more colorful midrange. Meanwhile, the cedar top contributes a sweet and complex tonal palate that comes to life readily, thanks to the inherently softer nature of the wood. When applied to a small jumbo body, the result is a guitar that not only offers depth and body, but clarity and balance—what is essentially a fingerstyle dynamo!


Condition:

This KCJ (SN. KCJ 2755) was built in 2002, and has seen some use over the ensuing years that has resulted in a few notable points of cosmetic wear, almost all of which is concentrated on the guitar’s top. Most significant are a long scrape on the treble side near the waist of the guitar and a much smaller but readily apparent scrape on the bass side near the edge of the lower bout. Additionally, we see some faint finish dings on the bass side upper bout, adjacent to the fingerboard tongue; and there is a faint longer scratch on the headstock veneer in between the tuning posts. Otherwise the back and sides of this guitar are extremely clean with no evidence of wear to report. The neck and fingerboard are likewise in very good condition, with plenty of fret mass remaining. Apart from the need for the bridge to be re-glued upon arrival, this KCJ has no structural issues or repairs to note. On a final note, this guitar does have a Fishman Rare Earth Blend pickup system installed, which can readily be removed upon request. GOOD+ to VERY GOOD- condition.


Specifications:

• Concert Jumbo body
• Solid Western Red Cedar top
• Solid AA Koa back and sides
• Mahogany neck with C carve
• Natural finish
• Rosewood binding with 4-ply top purfling
• Bound ebony fingerboard with abalone slotted diamond inlays
• Ebony bridge
• Ebony headstock veneer with inlaid Mother of Pearl Logo
• Abalone rosette
• Gold Schaller tuning machines
• Clear pickguard
• 15 7/8” lower bout width
• 11 5/8” upper bout width
• 4 3/8” depth
• 1 Ύ” nut width
• 25 1/2” scale
• Fishman Rare Earth Blend pickup system
• Original TKL 9000 Series double-arch hard case included (used)

Our Price: $4200.00

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