“A ramblin’ companion for everything from bluesy porch pickin’ to speakeasy swingin’”: Are Gretsch’s new Jim Dandy models 2024’s budget acoustics to beat?

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Gretsch has added six new acoustic guitars to its affordable, nostalgically crafted Jim Dandy range. With standard models and Deltoluxe editions, which include a pickup for plugging into amps and pedalboards, the range remains affordable while honouring the brand's storied heritage.

All six guitars feature “period-correct details”, which include a vintage-style G graphic pickguard, pinstripe purfling three-on-a-plate open-gear tuning machines and oversized dot inlays. It’s available in Rex Burst and Frontier Stain finishes, with the guitar supposedly suitable for “everything from bluesy porch pickin’ to speakeasy swingin’” with a “nostalgic personality destined for any barn burner or jamboree.” Sign us up.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.