Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this cool dreadnaught is dialed in and ready to go. These Jim Dandys are a lot of guitar for the money. Read below for more details and specifications.


Inspired by the historic “Rex” line of instruments offered by mail-order catalog in the 1930s, ‘40s and ’50s, Jim Dandy™ models embody the charm and spirit of those early Gretsch® flat-top guitars with superior playability and best-in-class-tone to boot)

Featuring a specially-designed slope shoulder body shape and a modest 24.75“ scale length, the Jim Dandy™ Dreadnought offers a refreshingly comfortable and compact form factor without sacrificing the volume, projection and bass response for which dreadnought guitars are so revered.

The X-braced body is crafted with select lightweight laminate tonewoods for an optimal balance of woody vintage tone and reliable durability, while the “C”-shape neck presents an inviting feel for hours of old-timey inspiration. Period-correct details such as a vintage-style pinned bridge, “G”-graphic pickguard, painted pinstripe purfling, 3-on-a-plate open-gear tuning machines and oversized dot fingerboard inlays combine for a nostalgic personality destined for any barnburner or jamboree.

Well suited for everything from bluesy porch pickin’ to speakeasy swingin’, the Gretsch Jim Dandy Dreadnought is a ramblin’ companion for newbies and old-timers alike.


1950s-Style Gretsch Headstock

Open-gear Die-Cast 3/Plate Tuners

1 11/16" Synthetic Bone Nut

C Shaped Nato Neck with 24.75" Scale Length

20 Vintage Sized Frets

Walnut Fingerboard with Pearloid Dot Markers and 12" Radius

Walnut Bridge with Compensated Synthetic Bone Saddle and Aged White Bridge Pins

X-Braced Laminated Basswood Body with Frontier Stain Finish on Top and Natural Back & Sides

G-Graphic White Pickguard

No Case or Bag

Serial Number IWA2405018

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Frontier Stain
7 Years
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