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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.

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

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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
 
4.7

(based on 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (40)
  • Good feel (36)
  • Stays in tune (31)
  • Good audio (25)
  • Consistent (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (39)
  • Jamming (30)
  • Small venues (22)
  • Recording (15)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (27), Novice (9), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't put it down.

Love this thing. Took me a few days, though. Had to tighten truss rod to get the strings down/intonation right. E sounded good, G out of tune, vice/versa, but...Read complete review

Love this thing. Took me a few days, though. Had to tighten truss rod to get the strings down/intonation right. E sounded good, G out of tune, vice/versa, but once I got that dialed in and the new strings stretched out (comes with D'Addario phosphor bronze 12 s, but I put on D'Addario flat top 12s EFT16), I'm very happy. I have a couple of big jumbo/dreadnought acoustics and a little tiny pawnshop find I put Nashville tuning strings on. This thing is right in the middle. 24" inches from nut to bridge. Light. The agathis wood almost feels plastic, but in a GOOD way. Punchy, Djangoesque tone. This is the perfect couch/camp/lake/throw in backseat/pass around the party guitar. This would be a fantastic first guitar for a kid. For the price, worth every penny. No complaints. Hope this helped...

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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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(11 of 11 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.

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Better than it has a right to be

    By ms110281

    from Oakley, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

        Jim Dandy paid me a visit today. I unpackaged the guitar, tuned it up, and was instantly pleased. It was like having a catalog guitar shipped to me from another era.

        I find the intonation to be fantastic; acoustic guitars are usually an ongoing struggle for me in this regard. I endlessly experiment with strings, nuts, saddles, and set-ups in general in an effort to get those clean, clear intervals all over the neck. But today I was pleasantly surprised by an instrument for under two bills right out of the box.

        Neck relief was right-on for me. I wouldn't want a light, low action on this guitar – half the fun of this guitar can be had with a slide. I diagnosed a high fret with a metal ruler and filed it, alleviating the only bit of fret buzz. I'm no luthier, but a guitar this affordable inspires a certain confidence with a file. Also, I couldn't imagine taking it to a luthier after having paid so little. I couldn't recommend such measures, it's just that I would rather have no guitar than one with uneven frets. Beware: Yours may buzz. Mine was buzzing like Ravi Shankar at the twelfth-fret G. Open B-string buzzed. A little messing about with the nut solved this. So, a little work and the setup is top-notch. In other words: It required less setup than my beautiful USA-made Tacoma dreadnought...

        The finish has that satin-like cheapness that seems to abound in the Gretsch Roots Collection. I like kitsch and I like cheap, so it works for me. It may not be for everyone, though. The Jim Dandy fits into that category of guitars with tons of character, but also a playability and intonation that presents no real struggle between the musicality of the player and the instrument. Sometimes it's a lot more fun to sit around the house and play this sort of guitar instead of a Taylor or Rainsong with abalone inlay and brilliant, piano-like tone. Of course, there's a time and a place for all guitars; this one just happens to occupy a rarely-seen cheap and actually worthwhile niche.

        On stage, mic'd up or with the right pickup, it will fit right into my gig accompanying a jazz singer. In the studio, it will provide a unique, old-school sound with slide or a nice, contrasting layer along with either a 6-string dreadnought or 12-string.

        (9 of 9 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!

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          fantastic for the price

          By dude

          from san francisco

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Great Size
          • Great sound
          • Just Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Playing Guitar

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

            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.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice parlor size with antique feel.

            By Jason

            from Lafayette,GA

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

              Good parlor sized guitar. The neck is a good shape and is easy to play. I am an adult and it is not too narrow for larger hands.

              (7 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Sweet axe for the cash.

              By NewGuitar

              from Eastern Washington

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Price
              • Stays In Tune
              • Style

              Cons

              • Cheap Finish

              Best Uses

              • Portable Size
              • Practicing
              • Refinishing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

              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.

              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              She is a Dandy!

              By JRincones

              from San Antonio, TX

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

                Great out of the box no set up required. This is such a fun guitar to play that I have a hard time putting it down. I found it to be perfect for practice, jamming, writing songs and just strumming to my favrite tunes for fun. Maybe not as full and fat sounding as a full size dreadnot but sounds good none the less. Get you one you'll have fun playing it!

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                JIM DANDY FLAT TOP

                By TERRY

                from HUDSON, FL.

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

                  ALL IN ALL A NICE LITTLE GUITAR. FUN TO PLAY AND
                  SOUNDS GOOD. NOT REAL CRAZY ABOUT THE FLAT BLACK
                  FINISH ON THE BACK BUT NONE THE LESS I LIKE THE
                  GUITAR.

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great for the money!

                    By Rapid Robert

                    from Roswell, New Mexico

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    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.

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    wow

                    By gearjammer23

                    from Clovis, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    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).

                      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      It is a

                      By Bruce

                      from Oshkosh, WI.

                      About Me Novice

                      See all my reviews

                      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.

                      (5 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great for price. Not for pros.

                      By Lee Coulter

                      from San Diego, CA

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

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                      Pros

                      • Fun To Play

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

                        I understand this is a cheap guitar and highly recommend it for beginners or if you need a small scale beater for camping etc. However, I wanted to write a review for anyone who was like me and looking specifically for that woody, vintage character like the old birch Stellas for that 60 and 70s folk sound. Nick Drake has one of my fav tones for reference (Word is that he played an all Mahogany Guild M20 which I don't think they make any more). I'm a full time singer songwriter and my closest guitar that I own to the sound that I want is a Gibson L2 Banner Reissue (all mahogany) that I like a lot (and cost almost $3000 more) but still wanted something a bit dirtier, mid rangey, sounding. After I heard vids on YOUTUBE of the Jim Dandy, I thought it could be promising especially for such a low price. But I played one in store today and it was as cheap sounding and feeling as it's price. Nothing like the videos had me hoping. The strings played loose and wild and it had a much more plastic, boxy sound than anything earthy or woody. You might be able to get away with recording blues on it but for any sort of roots, folk, it was far from what I was looking for. Going to put Martin Retro Bluegrass strings on my Gibson and see if that gets me what I want. Otherwise I'm finally pulling the trigger on a Martin 00015m.

                        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        To much Fun

                        By Guitarzan

                        from Alabama

                        About Me Professional Musician

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                        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:

                          I own a school of music and have played professionally my entire life. I saw other reviews of this little Gretsch Guitar and I have two or three parlor guitars. By far of all my small body guitars this little Gretsch guitar is my favorite..! Right out of the box I cut the strings off of it and put a set of Martin silk and steels on it just a slight truss rod adjustment, and it sounded incredible ...! I like it so much I just ordered another one ...!!

                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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!

                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Can't put it down.

                            By Exile On Beale Street

                            from Memphis via Mississippi Delta

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Good Feel

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming

                              Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

                              Love this thing. Took me a few days, though. Had to tighten truss rod to get the strings down/intonation right. E sounded good, G out of tune, vice/versa, but once I got that dialed in and the new strings stretched out (comes with D'Addario phosphor bronze 12 s, but I put on D'Addario flat top 12s EFT16), I'm very happy. I have a couple of big jumbo/dreadnought acoustics and a little tiny pawnshop find I put Nashville tuning strings on. This thing is right in the middle. 24" inches from nut to bridge. Light. The agathis wood almost feels plastic, but in a GOOD way. Punchy, Djangoesque tone. This is the perfect couch/camp/lake/throw in backseat/pass around the party guitar. This would be a fantastic first guitar for a kid. For the price, worth every penny. No complaints. Hope this helped...

                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome Guitar!

                              By Music Lover 2

                              from Bloomington, IL

                              About Me Experienced

                              See all my reviews

                              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:

                                I was looking for a parlor/smaller size guitar as I have some shoulder and neck problems. This fit the bill perfectly. Had a shorter neck and overall size. I took a chance on it because I checked reviews and some u-tube comments about this guitar and decided To buy it. I absolutely love it! The sound is really unbelievable for the size. I am so happy with this guitar. I've had a very good Martin which I still this is really good but had to sell it because of my neck problems. I consider this guitar as good as any I've had before. For me and what I need, this guitar was perfect. I'm 65 yrs old and I favorably recommend this guitar for all.

                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Big smile...still chuckling

                                By Rick

                                from Massachusetts

                                About Me Professional Musician

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                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Jamming
                                  • Practicing
                                  • Recording
                                  • Small Venues

                                  Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

                                  I've been playing almost 50 years. I have a couple of Martin guitars, Seagull, and have had Larrivee and Breedlove acoustics also.

                                  This is almost unbelievable but the guitar was in tune when I unpackaged it. The action is more than playable out of the box. all positions are playable. There is slightly more relief in the neck than spec. But the action is still great. When I do a setup on it, I will set it up for fingerstyle playing which will have very low action. But right out of the box it was great and it just made me laugh. A beginner could play in the first position without any stress due to the guitar itself.

                                  I never expected it to be as good as the reviews and videos I saw of this instrument. You know how that goes.....everyone raves about a product and you purchase it, receive it, and you scratch your head and think you got the lemon of the bunch because it is junk. This guitar is not junk. It's cool, playable and has a real good feel and vibe to it.

                                  It sounds very good mic'd up (MXL 990 or MXL 4000 either sounded nice).

                                  I am not going to degrade the finish. It's laughable with it's painted wiggly pinstripe and so dark sunburst that the guitar looks just black....nothing like the picture. I didn't buy it for the finish and I didn't expect a great finish for this price. Bingo!

                                  I am not sure that it has a solid top or not. It doesn't matter, it sounds good.

                                  My intentions are to add a sound hole pickup and use it live at my gigs. The pickup will likely cost more than the guitar!

                                  I always wanted a 12 fret to body guitar other than my old 1925 Martin Mahoghany guitar. Though it doesn't need it at all, I will tweak the neck, level the frets and dress them and lower the action as low as possible so that it is set up for fingerstyle.

                                  Right now it is a great all around acoustic that plays better than all of my expensive acoustics when they came "out of the box". Fingerstyle, clawhammer and slide playing are more than acceptible right out of the box.

                                  I think I will get another or start down the path of 12 fret parlor size guitar acquistion. It is that much fun and oh so comfortable to play.

                                  This is a fun cheap guitar that sounds good and plays well. It makes me wonder what else is out there that is just as fun for cheap money? Time to explore what's available!

                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Plays like a dream

                                  By Matt Buchanan (Mattbuchananmusic.com)

                                  from Woodbridge, VA

                                  About Me Professional Musician

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                                  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.

                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    My grandson gave me this guitar (kind of)

                                    By Thirstnhowl

                                    from Chicago

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Pros

                                    • Fun To Play
                                    • Rich Sound

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Jamming
                                      • Practicing
                                      • Recording

                                      Comments about Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

                                      My son is a pharmacist and his wife is a nurse so they value money and what it buys in a way much different than I. They gave this guitar to their toddler son and he beat on it, threw it across the room, and steadily tortured it for months. This alone should stand as a testament to the durability of this guitar. Sometimes when I would visit I would find it lying in a heap of ripped books, smashed electronic toys etc. I would tune it and play it and I loved the hobo boxcar blues tone it has. Well, one day the child did a Pete Towsend number on it and smashed the guitar on the floor practically decapitating the headstock and seriously separating 50% of fret board from the neck. My son asked me if I wanted it for parts (I make cigar box guitars) so I took it home and carefully reset the truss rod, strategically glued and screwed the neck and headstock and when it had dried for several weeks I adjusted the truss rod and played it and it sounds great!
                                      A little more wood putty and a final sanding and paint touch up to go and you might never know the He'll it went through before I adopted it.

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