If there's one section of the acoustic guitar market that could definitely use a nice dose of bolstering, its most definitely the entry level range. Luckily for all of us out there looking for a solid acoustic that won’t thin out that wallet, Gretsch has now introduced the G9500 Jim Dandy as part of their new Roots Collection. This new line swaps Gretsch’s tried and true sharp, classic ‘50s Americana feel for a more grassroots, home-town country look consisting of acoustics, mandolins, resonators and other folk-minded instruments. And it comes as no surprise that this new line happens to coincide at a time when these roots instruments are enjoying a new resurgence in popular music. Miniature acoustics, like the G9500 Jim Dandy in particular, are attracting players looking for some Delta blues and old-school country tones, but is this $150 guitar worth the scratch?
The G9500 Jim Dandy acoustic specifically pays homage to the long forgotten line of Rex-Brande...Read More