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Elixir® Strings featured on new Aloha Koa Parlor Guitars

Kailua-Kona, HI, October 2, 2008 – Goodall Guitars, a premier manufacturer of hand-crafted acoustic guitars, is featuring Elixir® Strings, pioneer of long-life strings, on its re-introduced Aloha Koa parlor guitars. The updated model now features a fretboard and bridge built out of Bariensis rosewood, an extremely hard and dense Pacific Rim wood that is red brown in color.

“Elixir Strings have always had exceptional tone and longevity, which has always appealed to us,� says James Goodall, Goodall Guitars President. “They are the perfect complement to our instruments. Our goal is for our customers to have the ability to pick up their guitars and receive the greatest response possible. We are able to achieve this by using Elixir Strings, which provides musicians with an even greater playing experience.�

The 25’’ scale, 14 fret Aloha Koa parlor model, a 14-inch wide bout guitar comprised of a compact design that delivers a full voice, comes in either koa or mahogany back and sides with a Sitka spruce top and features Elixir® Strings Phosphor Bronze light gauge with NANOWEB® coating. With a U.S. MSRP that starts at $2,995, the Aloha Koa parlor guitar is available at all Goodall Guitars national and international dealers, which are listed at

Established in 1972 by trained musician James Goodall, each hand-fashioned Goodall Guitar is individually crafted to ensure the highest level of quality and tone. Through Goodall’s rooted traditional guitar methods and studies in music acoustics, the company focuses on achieving classical tone in steel string guitars.

About Elixir Strings
Elixir® Strings is the pioneer in coated string technology and is available in two string ‘flavors.’ Ultra-thin NANOWEB® Coating provides the bright tone and punch of uncoated strings, yet keeps their lively tone three to five times longer than ordinary strings. The thin coating is nearly undetectable – providing the feel of traditional strings. Elixir® Strings with original POLYWEB® Coating also sound great three to five times longer than ordinary strings, have a balanced tone with smooth response, feel comfortably smooth, and reduce finger squeak. Elixir® Strings are available in a full range of gauges for acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, banjo, and mandolin.

Today, Elixir® Strings are installed as original equipment by a growing list of discriminating electric guitar and bass manufacturers including Ibanez, Tom Anderson Guitarworks, Brian Moore Guitars, Carvin, Melancon Guitars as well as premium acoustic guitar luthiers such as Taylor Guitars, Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Lakewood Guitars, CA Guitars, Carvin, and Goodall Guitars. Elixir® Strings are endorsed by popular artists such as Melissa Etheridge, Train, Dave Mason, Michael W. Smith, Jim Messina, Christopher Cross, Bob Seger, and Drowning Pool.

Elixir® Strings are manufactured by W.L. Gore & Associates, the company widely known for such innovations as GORE-TEX® fabrics. For more information, please visit