Guitar - General/guitar identification

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Jon wrote at 2006-12-10 22:47:59
George Gould is presently deceased, but he lived in Detroit for many years.  His principle business, as far as I know, was as a wholesaler for cheap guitars.  He also designed high-end acoustic guitars which were built by the Kizan brothers in Israel.  I bought three guitars from George in the 1970s.  One of them, a GF-140S (Martin D-28 copy), is still going strong today.


Trevor Leeson wrote at 2010-01-08 15:24:03
I bought a Gould guitar from Brotherton's music shop in Bishop Aukland about 5 years ago. It's a bit like a PRS and I use it along with my American Fender Strat on regular gigs up and down the country.  I had it set up by John Haire in Peterborough and it plays as well as any guitar I've ever tried.  


dave wrote at 2010-03-01 18:34:50
i am new at this so,forgive the spelling, i have a acoustic 6 string gould guitar, i bought it in flint mich. at a small guitar shop 1985,the tag inside say's made especially for gj gould and son,designers of fine hand crafted guitars, under strict quality control. mod.#e190j. made in japan

         thank you

         dave from wv.


ana wrote at 2010-03-22 20:00:11
I also have a G.J. Gould and son guitar- so far all I have found points to a family importer/designer from Detroit MI.  I'm just starting to do the same research you did. :) let me know if you find anything further?  


HAROLD LILES, SR wrote at 2010-08-21 22:55:41
I HAVE A G.J.GOULD 12 STRING ACUSTIC, AND I DO ENJOY IT.  I HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO FIND OUT MUCH ABOUT IT, EXCEPT IT WAS MADE IN ISRAEL.  IT IS A MODEL T-600.


Jon wrote at 2010-09-22 00:58:31
I also used to own a Guild 12-string, and I recall that it was made in Israel.  I sold it sometime during the 1970s.


Robert Fansler wrote at 2013-07-28 04:29:42
I have a Gould 6 string (model F150) and  Gould 12 string (model WG20)Both appear to be higher end guitars, solid spruce tops, ebony fret boards. Both are in good shape, play and sound good. The 12 is a big dread, the 6 is a bit thinner. The labels offer little except handmade in Israel. During my research into these guitars I've found little beyond what was already posted. I was told that at one point they were delivered to purchasers by the importer via his personal vehicle. Would love to nail down the time line on these.


uzd wrote at 2014-10-28 01:15:38
George Gould & Sons importer,wholesaler,designers of acoustic guitars were impressed w/Yamaki of Japan. The F-150 being a 70's standard. The WG Western Guitar was also theirs I believe.


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