Ugly…worth it?

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  1. ce24

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    I've been looking for a parlor guitar lately and the Jim Dandy showed up in a number of searches. Reviewers seem to like them. Bang for your buck its not a bad deal.
     
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    I would buy that. I've picked one up a couple times at the store. Perfect throw in the Jeep and go guitar.
     
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    Named after ?
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    That Jim Dandy already has a signature model washboard. jimdandywashboard_f.jpg
     
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    Actually, I think a lot of famous players started out on this guitar didn't they? Hendrix too maybe?
     
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    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    Would a good name for a clone of this be the David Lee Roth?
     
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    I love my Jim Dandy. Easy to play, compact, and rugged. It’s the guitar I always take up to the lake at the mountains, because I’m not afraid it’s going to get damaged/wet/destroyed.
     
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    This is one ugly duckling. On the other hand I like it!

    They are cool little travel guitars. Nice neck and a great candidate for beater guitar.
     
  11. ce24

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    Yeah that finish is UGLY…
     
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    Well the guy upped the price from $90……$120…..
     
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    How can a guitar finish be "out of print"?

    I played a JD in a pawn shop. Nice little guitars. made me regret selling my FG-75.
     
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    I have the Recording King Dirty Thirty. Similar concept and price. It doesn't sound great but it's not bad.

    I've broke the headstock off and glued it back on twice and I still have less problems with that cheapo guitar than I do with my Martin D-28.
     
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    I'd grab it if it was $90. Although it is ugly, i kind of like it too. I've been considering a new one for $179. I really like the dark burst.

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    We went into Sweetwater to look for a small guitar for my wife - a Taylor Baby was smaller, so that's what she wound up with.

    The JD can be made to sound good. Music starts around 4:20, but he talks about the guitar some earlier.

     
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    I wanted to like them, but they are not worth the effort. That optional clown color fits it just right. Gretsch has since brought out their "Roots Collection" parlor that is an excellent choice for about twice the price and to me a better player than anything in it's price range. Just sayin'
     
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    I've got a little Yamaha FG-Jr.....really cool to play.
     
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    Real parlor guitars from the prewar era are ladder braced, and of super light construction.
    That Gretsch is x-braced, and probably not near as light as the old guys.

    Ladder bracing is what gives them that plunky honk that works for fingerstyle blues. No sustain, but plenty of volume. Strummed chords not so good.

    You can crush one with your bare hands too. Modern guitars are rarely made this way, because they don't want people returning them when they break down.
     
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    I think I love that color.
     
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