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Gretsch Guitars G9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar Black

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Reimagining the popular œRex parlor guitars of the ˜40s and ˜50s, the Jim Dandy Flat Top offers a restrained black finish, updating the look while retaining the classic Gretsch acoustic sound. Small-... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

Reimagining the popular œRex parlor guitars of the ˜40s and ˜50s, the Jim Dandy Flat Top offers a restrained black finish, updating the look while retaining the classic Gretsch acoustic sound. Small-bodied but full of tone and œcut, perfect for both picked and fingerstyle playing, the Jim Dandy Flat Top will be a welcome addition to your guitar collection.

The non-cutaway agathis body creates warm, round tone with a lively response due to the X-braced agathis top, while the topload rosewood bridge with compensated synthetic bone saddle ensures even intonation along the length of the neck. Joining the body at the 12th fret, the 24 scale "C"-shape nato neck bears a comfortable, smooth-playing rosewood fingerboard with vintage-style frets and pearloid dot inlays and contains a dual-action truss rod to compensate for temperature or humidity shifts. A 1950' style Gretsch 3x3 headstock holds vintage style open-gear die-cast tuning machines and proudly bears a vintage Gretsch "T"-roof logo.

Nickel-plated hardware along with screened white body binding and rosette completes the Jim Dandy Flat Top parlor guitar' visual package. Ideal for songwriting, practice or even as a travel guitar, this little wonder is great for beginners or seasoned pros alike. Comfortable to play, and full of woody vintage tone with full-sounding bass, the Jim Dandy will inspire hours of playing joy.

FEATURES

Body
Body type: Parlor
Cutaway: Non-cutaway
Top wood: Agathis
Back & sides: Agathis
Bracing pattern: X
Body finish: Semi-gloss black
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Neck wood: Nato
Scale length: 24"
Number of frets: 18
Neck finish: Semi-gloss black
Electronics
Pickup/preamp: No
Brand: Not applicable
Configuration: Not applicable
Preamp EQ: Not applicable
Feedback filter: Not applicable
Tuner: Not applicable
Other
Headstock overlay: Ebony
Tuning machines: Open-Gear Die-Cast Tuning Machines
Bridge: Rosewood
Saddle & nut: Compensated Synthetic Bone Saddle
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Tonewoods
Case: Sold separately
Accessories: 4 mm Truss-Rod Hex Wrench
Country of origin: Indonesia
Pro Coverage
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Gretsch® Instrument Limited Lifetime Warranty FMIC warrants your Gretsch brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Gretsch Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY. FMIC has established a network of independent Authorized Service Centers for warranty service. The Gretsch Dealer from whom you purchased your instrument may also be authorized for warranty service and should be the first point of contact when service of any kind is required for your Gretsch instrument. To receive warranty service, return the complete instrument to an Authorized Service Center, with your sales receipt as proof of purchase, during the applicable warranty period. Defective components that qualify for coverage under this warranty will be repaired or replaced (at FMIC's discretion) without charge. Remedies beyond normal service repair of any Gretsch instrument require both an evaluation and confirmation of the defect and a direct recommendation to FMIC from an Authorized Service Center for alternative considerations. All transportation, insurance and freight charges associated with warranty service and repairs on Gretsch instruments are the responsibility of the purchaser, as is any service initiated for the purpose of customizing setups or adjustments beyond factory specifications. Initial standard setup and adjustment of the instrument and its components at the time of purchase are considered normal Dealer product preparation, and are not covered by this warranty. See complete details at http://www.gretschguitars.com/resources/warranty.html


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Gretsch GuitarsG9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (5)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (3)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Grate slide guitar

By Dr. Bob

from Des Moines, Ia

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

    I put a nut riser on and play it as a slide guitar in open G. Sounds very bluesy.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cute Lil' Guitar

    By Richard

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about G9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

    Mostly I use it for a wall decoration, but I did buy a new bridge saddle and restrung it left hand and I do play on it a bit

    Not a bad sounding lil' guitar

    I kinda like it

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I'm finally learning to play !

    By Flossie

    from Audubon, NJ

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

      I've been back & forth for decades messing around with a guitar & quitting before I learned enough to
      enjoy it! This smaller guitar has made all the difference for me! Love, love it! The second time I picked
      it up I didn't put it down for hours....can't say enough.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Cool guitar. Order and shipping smooth and f

      By Hgh

      from Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

        Cool little guitar

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Dandy Indeed

        By Critch

        from Tucson AZ

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fingerpicking And Slide

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

          I am very happy with my Jim Dandy. I got it as a transition from ukulele, and truthfully, I've paid more for some ukes. I primarily play old blues and bottleneck slide, and this is the perfect instrument for me. Thanks!

           
          5.0

          excelent

          By Juan

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

          Great

           
          5.0

          Great sound

          By Gavin

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

          Awesome little Guitar, take it everywhere.

           
          2.0

          I really want to love, but I think I got a lemon

          By Sergio

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

          Headline says it all, I think I got a lemon. The Frett Buzz on this thing is crazy. I've adjusted the truss rod as much as can be and still buzzing everywhere. My guitar coach looked it over and tried his and at it. It got a little better but the buzzing was still there and in a matter of a few days got worse. I'm thinking about returning it to my local store. I'll use the protection plan to see if there's anything they can do, but if not I'd rather take a refund and try something else. It is a very nice looking guitar, but I can't stand that it buzzes so much. Maybe I got a lemon.

           
          4.0

          Good product

          By Jason

          from undisclosed

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Gretsch Guitars G9520 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar:

            Great for the price

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