It kills me to have to sell this guitar, but I need some extra money for a down payment...
This guitar is an absolute beauty. The photos really don't do it justice. I purchased it from Buffalo Brothers in San Diego some years ago. It's in like new condition. It bothers me some to admit this, but I spent more time checking the humidity than actually playing it. It's barely been used, and looks flawless. No dings, scratches, wear, etc.. When I purchased it they had 2 models of this guitar, I played both and picked this one because it sounded better. It has been carefully humidified its whole life and babied the little time it was played. Never had a strap put on it or played outside my home.
This is a Jumbo East Indian Rosewood guitar with a Sitka Spruce Top. It has extra curly Koa binding on the sides, headstock, and down the center of the back. The rosette and headstock have extra fancy grade Abalone inlays. The fretboard inlays were upgraded to extra fancy grade Abalone Diamonds. The fretboard is ebony and the headstock has an ebony inlay. The nut and saddle are both bone. The Tuners were upgraded to ebony wood.
This guitar is huge, but it sounds amazing. It has been likened to a Grand Piano, and I don't know any other way to describe it. The sound is incredibly rich and balanced. I looked at a number of other very high end models from other manufacturers before buying this one, and they didn't come close to the aesthetic beauty and quality of sound.
Those of you still reading probably know that these are made by hand in Hawaii with incredible craftsmanship and are now running on a 2 year wait list. The Jumbo is no longer made in Rosewood, and this rosewood has incredibly figuring and coloring. It makes me sad to have to sell this, because I know I will probably never again have the chance to own such a beautiful looking and sounding guitar.
The case was upgraded to a more durable and aesthetically pleasing hardshell case, the key is included as well. Shipping with insurance alone is going to be well over $100, so I'm keeping this CONUS only. I'm asking $5000, including shipping.
I know this is a lot of money for a guitar, but for anyone who has played one of the older Goodalls, the quality of sound and build is incredible.
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