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Instruments currently built in Fort Bragg, CA. Distributed by Goodall Guitars, Inc. in Fort Bragg, CA.
Luthier James Goodall grew up in Spring Valley, California. Apparently, there must be something in the water, for a number of high profile luthiers (such as Greg Deering, Geoff Stelling, and Larry and Kim Breedlove) have sprung from the same area. Prior to building his first acoustic guitar, Goodall's woodworking experience was limited to his surfboard building during high school (of course, having a father with wood carving knowledge certainly helps). After his initial success, Goodall began building guitars for friends, which lead to a backlog of orders by the mid-1970s. Goodall moved to full-time guitar building in 1972.
In 1984, Goodall relocated his shop to Mendocino, California. From 1984 to 1992, he produced an average of around forty guitars a year. From 1992 to 2008, Goodall moved off the continental U.S. to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. His shop had nine employees, and shipped ten instruments a week. In 2009, Goodall moved back to the California from Hawaii and continues to build instruments in Fort Bragg, CA. For further information regarding pricing, specifications, and dealer listings please visit Goodall Guitars' website or contact them directly.

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