Fort Bragg, CA

Goodall Guitars

Goodall Guitars was formed in 1972 with a simple premise that became their mission statement: Acoustic Excellence. "This means that our purpose is to build instruments with superbly rich tone, refined designs and appointments, and the greatest playability available in an acoustic guitar." ~ James & Luke Goodall

Goodall Features


Goodall instruments are individually built with careful balancing in order to produce the greatest tone with the right balance of structural integrity. All models are engineered to last, without excessive bracing which dampens tonal quality.

Engineered for playability

Designed by James Goodall, each refined model shape blends fantastic playability with comfort, complimenting players of all shapes and sizes with precision and ease. All models have Goodall's exceptional signature tone, regardless of size.

Tone Woods

Goodall Guitars utilize a plethora of tone woods for their guitars (over thirty species), each carefully chosen for its appearance and unique aural qualities. 


Every Goodall Guitar is custom designed and painstakingly hand-built, with consistent care, and acute individual attention by James and Luke Goodall at their shop on Main Street in Fort Bragg, California. Together, James and Luke have more than sixty-five years of combined luthier experience.


From slotted pegheads and unique tuning machines to venetian or florentine cutaways and special shell inlays, the focus is on allowing the natural beauty of the woods to tell their own story without extravagant cosmetic options.

Binding Edge Accents

Standard bindings wrap the edges of each Goodall Guitar around the peghead, the body, and are matched with the inlaid end graft.

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Goodall Grand Concert Redwood & Cocobolo Cutaway

Goodall Grand Concert Palo Escrito & Bearclaw Sitka

Goodall P-14 Parlor Quilted Mahogany