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Gretsch-i-tude! Acoustic Guitar Highlights the Jim Dandy

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Acoustic Guitar magazine highlights the new Gretsch Roots Jim Dandy Flat Top guitar in its May issue.

The article first gives a brief rundown of some of the artists who have played Gretsch—from Brian Setzer to George Harrison to Neil Young to Stephen Stills— before diving into the Jim Dandy, which is modeled on the Gretsch Rex that was produced from the 1930s to the ’50s.

“The main difference between this and the original is that this one has an adjustable truss rod, and it has X-bracing so it actually sounds like a guitar,” said Mike Lewis, who developed the new Gretsch Roots Collection.

To read the full piece, pick up the May 2014 issue or sign up for a digital version here.

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Performer Magazine Reviews Gretsch G9311 New Yorker Supreme A/E Mandolin

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Performer magazine has posted an online review of the Gretsch G9311 New Yorker Supreme A/E Mandolin, calling it a “stunner.”

“The New Yorker Supreme sports a classy sunburst matte finish (what Gretsch calls ‘antique semi-gloss’) and a user-friendly Fishman M300 ‘Nashville’ piezo-ceramic pickup,” notes reviewer Benjamin Ricci. “Purists, fear not! The pickup is remarkably clear and musical, delivering a much more natural acoustic tone when plugged in than you might be used to in the acoustic/electric realm. In our tests, gone were the somewhat shrill highs other A/E instruments can sometimes (frustratingly) ‘feature.’”

The praise continues — from its feature set to playability to affordability.

“In fact, so good is this instrument that we’re stumped to think of anything negative to say about it,” sums up Ricci.

Read the full review here.

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