Gretsch G9520-BRB Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic

Gretsch Guitars expand their Roots Collection with a limited run Jim Dandy Flat Top, the G9520-BRB.

Gretsch G9520-BRB Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic

This guitar is very similar to the G9510 Jim Dandy model that was released last year, only this one comes in limited edition "Bronze Burst" finish, and also the G9520 which is rated as one of the best parlors currently available.

Like the previous Jim Dandy Flat Top model, the G9520-BRB is based on the "Rex" parlor guitars that were released by Gretsch from the 1930s to the 1950s. The designers picked the best features that represented the guitars of the era, and implemented them on a modern and affordable instrument.

The guitar's special finish gives the instrument a earthy vintage appeal, which complements the parlor guitar shape nicely. And I expect it to compete with existing parlor guitars, especially since the price tag is reasonable and ore accessible. Although considered as an entry level instrument, the guitar has a nice premium look.

Like the previous model, this one comes with Agathis top, back and sides. This wood is described as having a dark warm sound like mahogany. It was probably chosen to balance the lack of low-end that is expected from small bodied parlor guitars.

Although it is small, the guitar has a scale length of 24" with a neck built from nato wood. The neck is carve into a "C" shape and topped by a rosewood fingerboard. It has a total of 18 frets, with the 12th fret at the body, and has a standard nut width of 1.6875". The neck also features the same semi-gloss bronze burst finish as the body.

Other hardware include nickel-plated open-back geared tuners and rosewood top-load compensated PPS saddle bridge. Completing the guitar's features is the 1-Ply White with "G" Graphic pickguard.

The new Gretsch G9520-BRB Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic is currently available for around $230. Head over to Gretsch Guitars for further details.

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