Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy Review

9.2
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Bottom Line – It’s hard to find such a unique and cool guitar for such a low price.

$129.99

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Description

Gretsch G9500 Acoustic Guitar Features:

  • In the style of  vintage Gretsch “Rex” Parlor Guitars 
  • Vintage Semi-Gloss Finish
  • 24″-Scale “C”-Shaped Nato Neck 
  • Vintage-Style Headstock 
  • Rosewood Fingerboard 
  • Vintage-Style Frets
  • Open-Gear Die-Cast Tuning Machines 
  • Rosewood Top-Load Bridge
Adam’s Take

This is a cool guitar under $200.  The old school “Rex” Parlor style guitars are awesome looking and have a unique vibe and tone that makes this more unique than most of the mass produced acoustic guitars that exist at this price point.

The Vintage look is accentuated throughout and the style design lends itself to creating a nice warm, bluesy vintage tone.  The short scale guitar is fairly small making it suitable for children and great if you want a travel guitar or just like the tone and style.

9.2
Sound
8.5
Price
10
Look
9.4
Feel
9.2
+ Positives:
  • It's got that "Rex" Parlor vintage guitar look and sound without having to splurge on the true vintage price
  • Small scale is useful for children, people with small hands or having for travel situations
  • Has a cool lofi sound that has a vibe
- Negatives:
  • If you don't realize how small this guitar is, you might be surprised and not necessarily happy about it.
  • What is a cool lofi sound to some is just not what others want out of an acoustic guitar. If you want the quintessential acoustic guitar tones, look elsewhere

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