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Crackerjack quality at a sober price! Faithfull 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

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: Dual-Action
Truss Rod Nut: Hex

Hardware
Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
Bridge: Rosewood Top-Load with Compensated PPS Saddle
Tuning Machines: Open-Gear Die-Cast
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
Case Gig Bags: Optional Gig Bag #099-6481-000
Pickguard: 1-Ply White with "G" Graphic
Included Accessories: Truss-Rod Hex Wrench

Great guitar, all things considered0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreFredericton, New Brunswick
I've had this guitar for just about three years now, It's just fine. In terms of features it's not very different from too many other things in its price range, other than the paint job. Other guitars will do fine, this one just LOOKS quirky and cool. Quality is great, for what it is. If you're buying this thing I doubt you'd expect it to match a pre-war martin in quality, and it doesn't have to. The fretboard has decent inlay work, the frets aren't noticeably uneven in terms of height - but the edges just above the fingerboard could do with a bit of a sanding if you want to reverse the strings and play lefty. The sound is good, but one-dimensional. It's boxy, doesn't push out a lot of bass and does very well in the midrange and treble range - it's a fingerstyle blues machine, and if you play softer it'll do chords and a more folksy fingerstyle just fine, but that's not what it was made to do. As far as value goes it's a tough one, it doesn't have a solid soundboard, it doesn't have a pickup, it doesn't feature any fancy woods or veneers. BUT it's a cheap guitar and it does that cheap old blues box sound that most other guitars just plain fail at. Also, been three years of regular playing and occasionally having to leave the thing in my car in a gig-bag in the summer for months on end - and it's holding up just fine. I've no doubt it'll last as long as I want to keep it around.
Posted by Pete Naggey on Nov 16, 2020
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GREAT Campfire guitar!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreStratford, Ontario
Posted by anonymous on Nov 6, 2020
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Great little guitar1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWoodstock, Ontario
I've owned and played many acoustics in my time. This guitar is worth every penny and you wont fine a better deal at this price point. Plays well, sounds nice. The build quality is really nice as well. I am also a huge fan of acoustic guitars with a satin finish.
Posted by Brent on Sep 17, 2020
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Good for the price1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreGrande Prairie, Alberta
Bought one of these a few years ago for a beater/camping/travel guitar. You get what you pay for with the sound, its not a high end guitar so don’t expect it to be. However, Ive had this guitar on the river, left it outside camping and my son has been walking on it, dropping it and beating on it for two years now and it still holds tune and plays just fine. For that I am truly impressed and I own several guitars. It sounds like (from reading reviews) I got one of the good ones. Try it out in store before you buy it for action and playability but as far as I can tell for what it it it does the job well.
Posted by Justin on Sep 10, 2020
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My first guitar and I love it0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary North, Alberta
I've never had music lessons before so decided to try guitar. Bought this Jim Dandy and have been happy from the first moment I held it. Taking lessons online and it's 3/4 size is easier for me to hold than a standard size guitar. Lovely tones, stays tuned, beautiful colour and finish. Very happy!
Posted by Sue on Jun 19, 2020
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thought it would be better1 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
first off the action is deplorable it came out of the store with way to high action i cannot even play a bar chord on most frets, its pretty much built for slide guitar the strings that claim to phosphor bronze they kill your fingers and are rough on the fingers i really dig the look of the guitar but its so damn hard to play i hope i can get a replacement and exchange it for another guitar all together the 1st fret strings take all your might to press down and the low E string buzzes if you don't place you finger exactly where it wants you to i am not impressed at all i got a junker i cannot even play ffs
Posted by neil overland on Apr 16, 2020
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Meh0 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
Bought this based on reviews, I’m disappointed with it thus far. Should have spent twice as much and got a guitar twice as good. Feels like most guitars in this price range.
Posted by Bren on Apr 11, 2020
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Get's you playing!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCalgary, Alberta
I bought this guitar to put in my living room since it was small and really affordable and given the price I wouldn't care if it got beat up a little. Since it's so small and compact I found I took it everywhere and started playing it non-stop. You can't go wrong with this guitar.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2020
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Fantastic small acoustic guitar3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
I purchased one last year based on all the great reviews I've read and if you are looking for a small parlour guitar you'd be hard pressed to find better value than a G9500. Small enough to lug around and jam, I play it more than my Les Paul because it's so convenient. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a guitar in this size or someone looking to get started in learning to play.
Posted by Steve M. on Jan 23, 2019
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A great purchase.3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreKanata, Ontario
I have had this guitar for three months now. I love this guitar! I find myself wanting to play things on this guitar that I normally wouldn't try on my full size guitar. Great sound! Easy to travel with.
Posted by Warren on Jul 20, 2017
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Cool little parlour2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreCourtenay, British Columbia
i love my Gretsch Jim Dandy,its a very good sounding playing parlour,definitely has its own character and seems to be built well.I find myself playing stuff on this guitar that i normally wouldn't on any others I've owned.
Posted by serge on Feb 9, 2017
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Buy one - you won't be disappointed4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton Downtown, Alberta
Played one of these in the store when they first came out (they were about $150 then). I'd been thinking about picking up something I wouldn't worry about banging around and travelling with, but finding a guitar that wouldn't hurt to replace but was still a likable instrument was all but impossible. But this was definitely the answer. It's easy to have around the house (hang it on a door, lean it in a corner of the couch) and most of all it is fun to play. The intonation of the one I got is fantastic right up the neck. It has a great blues and folk sound to it. I even jammed a fishman soundhole p/u in it, and it works great. Yes, the finish is spray paint and the binding is painted on, and no, it doesn't give you the full warm tone of a finer guitar (I have a few acoustics, including a Larrivee C-09 and an older Gretsch dreadnaught), but it totally hits the spot for what it is. Top notch laser-guided CNC factory mass production and some really careful design obviously went into it. And two years on it still plays like the day I first tried it in the store.
Posted by Andrew on Oct 28, 2016
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Great sound!4 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg (Pembina Hwy.), Manitoba
This little parlour guitar has such a rich tone. Right off the bat, the action was perfect, and being someone who is limited mobility wise, Having a guitar that I can lay in bed and play is wonderful. Mic'ing this thing is really cool! You get some nice cut through tones. I recommend it to anyone.
Posted by Parker on Jan 8, 2016
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Great little blues guitar1 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreDartmouth, Nova Scotia
I owned one for a while recently. Great twangy blues sound for picking/slide etc, or just noodling on the sofa. Not great for strumming, but each to their own. Build is ok and a nice addition for the money.
Posted by G on Oct 13, 2015
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Jim Dandy2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWeb Store, Ontario
Dandy little guitar this thing is brilliant for the price. Plays nice, feels great. If I had children I would buy them this as a starter guitar but I also do not consider it a toy or any less of a guitar it is a nice good quality great sounding small sized affordable instrument.
Posted by anonymous on Sep 30, 2015
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Great little guitar.3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMoncton, New Brunswick
Amazingly cool little guitar with a great sound and easy playability. Killer looks and a price too good to be true. If you find one in a store try it and buy it! I constantly get compliments on it.
Posted by anonymous on Aug 13, 2014
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