This is a very early Goodall Walnut Grand Concert from their first batch of instruments made in their Hawaii shop. While there have been some subtle design changes since then, it's clear that James Goodall had already perfected his signature tone. An early proponent of alternative tone woods, Goodall's skill is evident in how much color and depth he was able to pull out of this figured walnut grand concert. His roots in classical music are also evident in the guitar's balance and shimmering clarity, especially in the upper registers. The overall voice is bright and punchy; basses are crisp and snappy.