Jim Dandy™ Dreadnought

Model: 2711200535
Color Rex Burst
Fingerboard Walnut
United States of America $189.99 EST. U.S. STREET
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.


  • Body
    Build Acoustic
    Body Finish Semi-Gloss
    Body Shape Dreadnought
    Body Material Basswood
    Bracing X-Bracing
    Rosette White/Black Rings
    Body Binding Aged White
    Body Back Laminated Basswood
    Body Sides Laminated Basswood
    Body Top Laminated Basswood
    Body Depth 4.5" (114 mm)
    Body Length 19.4" (49.2 cm)
  • Miscellaneous
    Strings D'Addario® EJ16 Phosphor Bronze, Light (.012-.053 Gauges)
    Strap Buttons Vintage End-Pin
    Case/Gig Bag None
  • Neck
    Neck Material Nato
    Neck Finish Semi-Gloss
    Neck Shape "C" Shape
    Neck Binding Aged White
    Scale Length 24.75" (629 mm)
    Fingerboard Radius 12" (305 mm)
    Fingerboard Material Walnut
    Number of Frets 20 (14 to Body)
    Fret Size Vintage
    Nut Material Synthetic Bone
    Nut Width 1.6825" (42.7 mm)
    Position Inlays White Pearloid Dot
    Truss Rod Nut 4 mm Hex
    Truss Rod Wrench 4 mm Hex (Allen)
    Headstock 1950's Gretsch® 3x3
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