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Crackerjack quality at a great price! 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.

Perfect for both picked and fingerstyle playing, the Jim Dandy features a non-cutaway basswood body with X-bracing for a powerful and resonant voice, and a top-load walnut bridge with compensated synthetic bone saddle for even intonation along the length of the neck. Joining the body at the 12th fret, the "C"-shape nato neck hosts a comfortable, smooth-playing walnut fingerboard with vintage-style frets and pearloid dot inlays.

Wrapped in a remarkable Oxblood finish, the G9500 also has 1950s-style vintage open-gear die-cast tuning machines, nickel hardware and single-ply aged white pickguard featuring a "G" graphic.

Comfortable to play, and full of woody vintage tone with full-sounding bass, the Jim Dandy will inspire hours of playing joy.

Features
• Basswood body with X-bracing
• 12th fret, 24"-scale nato set neck
• Vintage-style 18 frets
• Synthetic bone nut
• Walnut fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays
• Top-load walnut bridge with compensated saddle
• Single-ply aged white pickguard with G graphic
• 1950s-style vintage open-gear die-cast tuning machines and vintage end-pin strap buttons
• Available in Oxblood with aged white binding and nickel hardware

Specs
COLLECTION: Roots Collection
BODY SHAPE: Jim Dandy[trade]
BODY TOP: Basswood
BACK AND SIDES: Basswood
BODY FINISH: Semi-Gloss
BRACING: X-Bracing
NECK: Nato
NECK FINISH: Semi-Gloss Color Matched
FINGERBOARD: Black Walnut
FRETS: 18
POSITION INLAYS: Pearloid Dot
NUT (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.6875" (42.86 mm)
TUNING MACHINES: Open-Gear Die-Cast
SCALE LENGTH: 24" (610 mm)
BRIDGE: Walnut Top-Load with Compensated Saddle
PICKGUARD: 1-Ply Aged White with Black "G"
HARDWARE FINISH: Nickel
CASE/GIG BAG: Optional G6296 Gretsch[reg] Round Neck Resonator Hardshell (p/n 099-6495-000)

Cool little bluesy/jazzy sounding parlour0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSydney, Nova Scotia
I bought this beauty recently as id wanted a parlour guitar and I'm am very happy with it! This thing sounds good and it definitely has its own character and charm. I don't really need an expensive acoustic as price doesn't always equal better or more exciting sounding instruments. look at those old bluesmen who had cheaper little flattops and made magic with their music. Love this Gretsch Jim Dandy!.
Posted by serge on Feb 13, 2017
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
I bought this guitar in June 2016, and have had it a few months now, so I figure I'd give it a fair review. In features, I gave it a 4 because there are similar quality instruments around with features that other people might have interest in (onboard eq, tuner, preamp or a pickup). This guitar was never designed for that purpose, but it falls in the same price range as instruments with those features. The compensated nut is a nice touch, as it allows for very good intonation and the string thru bridge is awesome. It's nice and light, looks like a toy, but feels incredibly solid in your hands. I thought this would be an instrument that survives by being a gimmick; I am pleasantly surprised to report that this thing is fun to play and it sounds very good. Quality. This is a bit of a gray area with the guitar. This instrument is based on one of those old guitars you order from a catalogue and hope for the best. It's small, the binding is actually just painted on, the setup isn't perfect and the nut isn't perfect. But, as for nailing the vintage vibe of a parlor guitar that this instrument was going for, I give it a 10/10. It really hits the ball out of the park for just being a cool instrument. As a lot of people have said, it does have a characteristically boxy sound, due the the smaller body. But it sounds great for a bit of three chord blues and old country. Surprisingly loud for a small instrument. It's the perfect guitar to stash behind the couch and play a few tunes during commercials. I love the limited edition ox blood colour, it's a nice burgundy hue and I like the fact that they're only available through L&M; I haven't seen another oxblood Jim Dandy, and there's very little about them online. Overall, I think this guitar is the most fun you can have for $200. It's not the instrument for a serious gigger, bit with a pickup installed and running it through a PA, I think the sky is the limit. Highly recommended.
Posted by Ron on Dec 4, 2016
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Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
This is a sweet little guitar. It's well-constructed and has a fantastic feel in the hand. It's comfotable to play for hours. The action is great and allows me to bar well up to the seventh. I'd recommend this to a beginner or an experienced player who's looking for a casual instrument. The depth of tone in the low end isn't too exciting, but is pretty good for something of this size. It handles pretty much any style of play with pep and a clean, bright sound. Great for practise, lounging, and perhaps even small performance. A steal for the price, and good looks to boot!
Posted by Jordan on Aug 30, 2016
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