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Gretsch Jim Dandy...the neck is plastic?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Soundboard' started by Lone Woof, May 28, 2018.

  1. Ebidis

    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Yes it is a hard wood similar to mahogany. I was making a joke. I have seen it sometimes specified as nato wood.
     
  2. rolandson

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    For what it's worth, my first inclination would be to confirm my suspicions to an absolute certainty before I lost any sleep over it.

    That means that I would remove as many parts as needed to provide an unencumbered evaluation. Pull the tuners off and look. It could be that the screws were removed in the past and the holes filled with something to keep them in place.

    If you can't get it back together, well...we'll worry about that tomorrow. Or you will, the rest of us will comment from afar
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  3. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    My Jim Dandy has chips and dings on the back of the neck. It's wood.
     
  4. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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  5. Kerry Brown

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    No idea about the neck but I believe it's highly unlikely to be plastic. A couple of years ago I was looking for an every day guitar to keep beside my chair in the living room, play on the back porch, etc. I ended up getting a Taylor GS Mini but the Jim Dandy was second on my list. I tried every small guitar I could find and preferred the Jim Dandy over them all except for the GS Mini.
     
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  6. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It's a nice guitar. Very... bluegrassy :) The neck is wood.
     
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  8. CaseCandy

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    Maybe it's a special kind of tone-plastic.
     
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    Are we 100% sure that the op's guitar is genuine?
    I can't imagine faking one, but in this crazy world, who knows.
     
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    What are the tone qualities of polysyrenorbulint vs monotriptowhatsis vs styroenginepolycormulene?
     
  11. Lone Woof

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    Hey, that thought actually crossed my mind, too. Seems almost ridiculous to counterfeit such a cheap guitar, but who knows?
     
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    Yeah, it's a pretty darn good sounding guitar, all things considered.
     
  14. Lone Woof

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    Thanks for your photo and input. I really like the green finish on yours. Haven't seen that before.

    I find the tone best suited to blues. The low E has a nice bluesy thump to it.
     
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  15. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    You're welcome and thanks :)

    Mine is one of the first, I think that finish was only available during the first year of production. Mine suffers from some intonation issues that I need to address but it sounds really good and is fun to play. Delta bluesy I'd say.

    Have you seem this?

     
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    For god's sake man, use an emoji!!
     
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    tery Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Its OK - you can play it in the shower , just don't leave it sit in a hot car .
     
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    Didn't Jim Dandy wear plastic pants? Sorry:)
     
  19. Lone Woof

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    Finally got a reply from Gretsch, and it's virtually useless. The guy informs me that it's made of agathis, and says it's a softer wood that's light in color. He includes the specs, which I've already seen.

    Thing is, my email to Gretsch talked specifically about the neck and mentions that the specs say it's supposed to be made of nato. In the specs he included with his email, it clearly says nato for the neck. I don't know if the Gretsch guy just wasn't paying attention, is a complete idiot, or is avoiding the issue entirely.

    Anyway, I like the guitar enough to keep it. I checked the intonation last night and was surprised to find it's nearly perfect. Just the low E is a little sharp. $100 for a totally playable guitar with a straight neck and a unique tone seems worth it to me.
     
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  20. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sounds like he doesn't have a clue. I'm 100% pisitive mine's wood. I will yave to do something about the intonation as mine is far from perfect.
     
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