Gretsch Guitars

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The Gretsch Jim Dandy dreadnought acoustic guitar brings vintage appeal to your playing experience. With its classic Gretsch esthetics, this lightweight dreadnought guitar produces balanced tone from its laminated basswood body. The comfortable Nato neck offers smooth playability across the Jim Dandy's 12 frets. Open-gear die-cast tuners provide stable tuning performance, while the single-ply white pickguard adds to the retro vibe. Weighing in at just a few pounds, this portable acoustic is easy to transport from venue to venue.

Classic Gretsch Design Evokes Vintage Appeal

One look at the Gretsch Jim Dandy and you'll see the vintage inspiration in its design. The distinct shape, retro appointments and classic Gretsch style give this acoustic guitar nostalgic appeal. The painted pinstripe purfling and oversized dot inlays continue the vintage motif. With its unique style, the Gretsch Jim Dandy acoustic guitar stands out.

Laminated Basswood Body Produces Balanced Tone

The Gretsch Jim Dandy dreadnought gets its balanced tone from a laminated basswood body. Basswood provides warmth and richness to the overall voice of the guitar. The X-bracing supports and enhances the basswood body's responsive resonance. You'll enjoy the blend of lows, mids and highs from the basswood laminate construction.

Comfortable and Playable Nato Neck

The Gretsch Jim Dandy acoustic guitar features a comfortable nato neck with a smooth satin finish. The soft "C" profile neck shape feels great in your hand. Combined with the modest 24.75" scale length, you'll find this acoustic guitar easy and enjoyable to play for extended periods.

Walnut Fingerboard and Bridge Enhance Warmth and Resonance

The Gretsch Jim Dandy has a walnut fingerboard attached to its nato neck, along with a matching walnut bridge. Walnut has a warmer, richer tone compared to rosewood or other common fingerboard woods. Along with accentuating the guitar's vintage character, the walnut fingerboard adds resonance and sustain for singing tone across the 20 medium-jumbo frets. The compensated walnut bridge provides the final touch of warm, woody vibrance.

X-Bracing Provides Balanced Bass and Projection

The Gretsch Jim Dandy utilizes X-bracing for optimal tonal balance and punch. The crossed brace pattern reinforces the laminated spruce top, allowing it to vibrate freely to generate full low-end and sufficient projection to cut through the mix. Musicians who use the Gretsch Jim Dandy for bluegrass, folk, country and other acoustic styles will appreciate its ability to capture the warm, deep voice of this dreadnought model.

Vintage-Style Open-Gear Tuners and Bridge

The Gretsch Jim Dandy dreadnought acoustic guitar takes inspiration from flattop guitars of the early 20th century, sporting vintage-style open-gear tuners and a pinned bridge. The die-cast tuning machines provide precise tuning control with a retro vibe. The walnut bridge contributes to the warm, organic tone. Together with the elegant pickguard and painted pinstripe purfling, these details give the Gretsch dreadnought acoustic vintage personality and playability.

Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Rex Burst
Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Rex Burst
Gretsch Guitars Jim Dandy Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Rex Burst

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  • Dreadnought body shape provides full, balanced tone
  • Laminated basswood top, back and sides for warm, balanced tone
  • X-bracing for structural integrity and tonal projection
  • Walnut fingerboard and bridge for articulate tone
  • 20 frets (14 to body) for extended range
  • Open-gear die-cast tuners for accurate, stable tuning
  • Phosphor bronze light gage strings (.012-.053) for balanced tone and playability
  • Single-action truss rod for precise neck adjustment

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm

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  • Guitar size: Dreadnought
  • Top wood: Basswood
  • Back & sides: Basswood
  • Bracing pattern: X
  • Body finish: Sami-gloss
  • Nut width: 42.7 mm
  • Neck Wood: Nato
  • Fingerboard: Walnut
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Truss rod: Single action
  • Neck finish: Semi-gloss
  • Tuning machines: Open-gear die-cast
  • Rosette: Multi
  • Bridge: Walnut
  • Saddle & nut: Synthetic

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Gretsch's 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

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