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Overview

  • Parlor-size agathis body
  • X-bracing
  • Screened white purfling and rosette
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $239.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $90.00
  • Your Price:
    $14900

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Crackerjack quality at a sober price.

Faithful to the Gretsch "Rex" parlor guitars of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, the all-new G9500 Jim Dandy Flat Top parlor-style model embodies everything that was great about everyone's first guitar. Everything and then some, that is, because the G9500 is crafted with select guitar woods and is fully lined and braced for warm and pleasing tone, with a 24" scale for endless hours of playing comfort.

Case sold separately.



Features

  • Parlor-size agathis body
  • X-bracing
  • Screened white purfling and rosette
  • "C" shaped neck
  • Rosewood bridge
  • Double-action truss rod

Load up with some compact vintage vibe. Order today.

 

Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar Specifications:

  • Body
  • Body Material: Agathis
  • Body Shape: Non-Cutaway
  • Body Back: Agathis
  • Body Sides: Agathis
  • Body Top: Agathis
  • Body Finish: Semi-Gloss Vintage Sunburst
  • Bracing: X Bracing
  • Rosette: Screened White
  • Purfling: Screened White
  • F Holes Sound Holes: 3 7/16" Diameter Soundhole
  • Body Length: 18" (457 mm)
  • Body Width Upper Bout: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Body Width Lower Bout: 13" (330 mm)
  • Body Binding: Screened White
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 18 (12 to Body)
  • Fret Size: Vintage-Style
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Nato
  • Neck Finish: Semi-Gloss Vintage Sunburst
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (42.8 mm)
  • Scale Length: 24" (610 mm)
  • Headstock: 1950's Gretsch® 3x3
  • Truss Rods: Double-Action Body Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut: Hex
  • Hardware
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
  • Bridge: Rosewood Top-Load with Compensated PPS Saddle
  • Tuning Machines: Open-Back Geared
  • String Nut: PPS
  • Tools
  • Truss Rod Wrench: Yes
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: D'Addario EJ16 Phosphor Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: Compensated saddle; 24" Scale Length.
  • Accessories
  • Truss-Rod Hex Wrench
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Gretsch GuitarsJim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Stays in tune (9)
  • Consistent (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (11)
    • Small venues (8)
    • Jamming (7)
    • Recording (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    fantastic for the price

    this guitar is super duper. it's cheap, it's fun, the action is perfect, the sound is great.. and you don't have to worry about messing up the CHEAP finish because it costs...Read complete review

    this guitar is super duper. it's cheap, it's fun, the action is perfect, the sound is great.. and you don't have to worry about messing up the CHEAP finish because it costs the same as a few tanks of gas. very enjoyable. buy it. buy me another one, too.

    dude who gave it 3 stars: you bum me out.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Sweet axe for the cash.

    This guitar has the sound and look of a much higher priced parlor guitar (3/4 size). Once you look at the finish from a few feet away though- you see some of...Read complete review

    This guitar has the sound and look of a much higher priced parlor guitar (3/4 size). Once you look at the finish from a few feet away though- you see some of the nice touches are only skin deep... or in this case... paint deep. Guitar's sound gets 4 stars but aesthetics (on close inspection) get 2... averaging for a total score of 3 out of 5. White edge/trim is simply a layer of paint. The wood's finish is some type of satin laquer which appears to only be a sprayed/coated on varnish and is not a true stain. I feel the guitar sounds quite nice. I would describe the tone as crisp and bright as opposed to full and warm... stays in tune, simple but nice fretboard and hardware. Neck is smaller than standard and easy to get your hand around. Action seems just right. It is a shame such a nice sounding and playing guitar is finshed so poorly. I guess for the pricepoint they had to cut corners somewhere. Perhaps a good opportunity to refinish a guitar? For the price, this satisfies though. This guitar's short fall is the finish, and frankly; I would have paid twice the price for a higher quality one.

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    5.0

    Plays better than the price, by a bunch!

    By JLF

    from Ophir, Ca.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

      What a steal! What a great guitar for the price. The tone sounds like a much bigger body and one costing three times as much.

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      4.0

      Great for the money!

      By Rapid Robert

      from Roswell, New Mexico

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

      • Cheap Finish

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

      This is a great little guitar for the money. When it arrived I couldn't put it down. Sounds surprisingly good, especially the low notes.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice Addition

      By dbpicker

      from Hawaii

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Rich Sound
      • Stays In Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

        Love this guitar, so glad I picked it up. Arrived quickly and played well right out of the box. Wanted a small body guitar I could carry with me and not spend so much I'd freak if it got beat up. This guitar is easy to play, came with perfect action, and sounds awesome. Great for finger picking, open tuning blues and country. Pick up the 3/4 bag to carry it around in, another sweet tool for my toolbox!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Little All-Around Guitar!

        By Led Zepplica

        from Tucson, AZ

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

          For what it's worth, I don't think I'd buy any other guitar in it's price range. It's no Martin, that's for sure, but the entire instrument is delightful to play. First off, it's got a great little classic look to it. Something anybody would enjoy.

          Because it's a parlor size, you can get from fret to fret a fraction of a second quicker. This is great for anyone like me who's constantly playing Paul McCartney acoustic pieces such as Blackbird or Mother Nature's Son.

          I've also taken notice that the Jim Dandy is slightly more reactive to hammer-on's and pull-offs than my Seagull, making this my go-to guitar for songs like Over the Hills and Far Away.

          All in all, I think it's a great guitar to have, (And it also stands out in a crowd), I say, if you're thinking about buying it (And it's not much whatsoever), go ahead and take a stab. It should be worth your while.

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          5.0

          wow

          By gearjammer23

          from Clovis, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Rich Sound
          • Stays In Tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

            Wow this guitar is great! Its so fun to play and easy/comfortable. Has a great blues/bluegrass/folk tone great for old-time music. If you want a great parlor guitar you cant go wrong with the Gretsch Jim Dandy. It's not too loud but not quiet either. It came set up pretty good from musicians friend I ordered Thursday and received it Wednesday through ups ground (I wasn't supposed to receive it for 13 days).

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            4.0

            Only 150?!

            By Gingerkid182

            from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

              This is a great little guitar for the price. It sounds very good and is incredibly fun to play on. Its not meant to be a professional guitar by any means, but it can be enjoyed by any skill level. Enjoy all!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Plays like a dream

              By Matt Buchanan (Mattbuchananmusic.com)

              from Woodbridge, VA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Rich Sound
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

                This guitar is awsome and the setup was great out of the box. For myself, I adjusted the truss rod to suit my particular playing style and then she was butter. She is easy to hold, and has a very good string spacing for fingerstyle for those so inclined. She requires a more delicate hand than with a regular dread (you don't need to play it as hard) The tones coming out of this guitar are amazing! I have a Yamaha LL6 and she is sweet, but I enjoy playing this one more for her comfort and delicate touch.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great guitar for the money

                By Cooper

                from Columbus GA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Rich Sound
                • Stays In Tune

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

                  The only problem I had was it took a month to get to me due to backorders. Once I received it I have not put it down. It is all that I expected and more. I would highly recommend this guitar to anyone.

                  Comment on this review

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  It is a

                  By slinky

                  from Oshkosh, WI

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Nostalgic Vibe
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                  • Still Looking

                  Best Uses

                  • Living Room
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

                  Those who have a complaint about the finish of this guitar were probably not around "back in the day" when the guitars that this one is made to represent were around. In the opinion of this 61 year old, Gretsch could have painted on a few more items on this guitar. I expected the pickguard to be a painted affair along the lines of an old Kay "note pickguard". The finish is excellent ... the playability is great .... it's light and small..easy to handle..and you may find yourself saying "Wow,this thing just did that?" while playing. Great little guitar!! There is a reason these things sell out every run!! Get one.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great playing and sounding guitar.

                  By macktoy

                  from Westmont NJ

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Rich Sound
                  • Stays In Tune

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

                    The only comment is having to wait three Months to get the guitar. They were out of stock. They could have given free shipping for the long wait. The guitar is like every comment so far - poor looks but great playing and sounding.

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