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Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar

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Product Description

The Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar brings classic styling and a parlor size body that harkens back to the good old days! Just like the Gretsch ‘Rex’ parlor guitars of the 1930s, '40s and '50s, the Jim Dandy Flat Top acoustic has the features of many players’ first guitar. Gretsch crafts the G9500 is with select guitar woods and fully lines and braces it for warm and pleasing tone. A 24 inch scale allows for endless hours of playing comfort!

Product Specifications
Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic Guitar Specifications
  • Body Material: Agathis
  • 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 in. Diameter Soundhole
  • Body Length: 18 in. (457 mm)
  • Body Width Upper Bout: 9.5 in. (241 mm)
  • Body Width Lower Bout: 13 in. (330 mm)
  • Body Binding: Screened White
  • Neck Shape: C Shape
  • Frets: 18 Vintage-Style
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
  • Fingerboard Radius: 12 in. (305 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Nato
  • Neck Finish: Semi-Gloss Vintage Sunburst
  • Nut Width: 1.6875 in. (42.8 mm)
  • Scale Length: 24 in. (610 mm)
  • Headstock: 1950's Gretsch 3x3
  • Truss Rods: Double-Action Body Adjust
  • Truss Rod Nut: Hex
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel-Plated
  • Bridge: Rosewood Top-Load with Compensated PPS Saddle
  • Tuning Machines: Open-Back Geared
  • String Nut: PPS
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply White with ‘G’ Graphic
  • Included Accessories: Truss-Rod Hex Wrench
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Duane from Baltimore
Overall Rating
Great little travel guitar
What is your overall opinion of this product?
I'm going on a long road trip and wanted a small guitar to keep me occupied during rest breaks. It's still a toss-up between this and my 3/4-size Ovation but there is no doubt this guitar is road worthy.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
Great quality for the price. I only have one genre: beginner. It works very well for that. I freaked out over the apparent lack of a truss rod adjustment until I found it inside the soundhole.
Was it easy to reach the strings? How comfortable was the playing position?
It is easy to hold which is good because there are no strap buttons. The neck is comfortable. It comes with D'Addario strings in a guage that is too heavy for my taste, but it's good to know that it will accomodate a heavier set.
Is the tone well balanced? How does it project?
This thing'll knock the olive out of your martini. Excellent projection and a surprising amount of bass. It reminds me a bit of the acoustic you hear from the band Jethro Tull. The stock bronze strings are loud and are meant to be picked. I'm going to try a set of Silk and Steels to make it easier to fingerpick. I expect to lose some volume with this change.
How did the stain or paint job look?
My first thought was "It's a plastic guitar!". As I fished the moisture absorbing packet out of the interior I saw that it is definitely wood. The satin finish was put on so well that it looks like plastic at first.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
This is my first parlor-size guitar. I went with Gretsch because of my experience with their electrics. The G9500 has made me interested in trying other Gretsch acoustics and small-bodied guitars in general. (The only other offering I see at AMS in this price range is the Ibanez PN15.)
How was the action out of the box?
As I said the action is a bit high for my taste and the relatively heavy bronze strings make it too stiff for fingerstyle.
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