So somehow I discovered the little Jim Dandy while surfing around random guitar videos on You Tube last night. So many cool videos! It's $169 everywhere and local GC appears to have one so I am going to go try one out. Scale length at 24" is exactly like my Martin D Jr.
CaliGull, I have a Jim Danny Parlour Guitar, I feel I must give you this warning, if you purchase this guitar, there is a good chance your other guitars will get neglected. It's a great fun guitar, that's hard to put down, has a unique sound/tone, not good not bad, the best way I can explain the sound is, it's like the first guitar i had fifty odd years ago. Another plus you don't have to bother to much about humidity. Let us all know, what you think about the little guy, when you get one. Last nearly forgot, try playing the Jim Danny, with out a smile on your face, I haven't managed it yet.
CaliGull, Just had the Jim Danny out, had a right good plonk on it, still in tune after standing for a week, still made me smile, going put it up now, wife thinks I've gone funny, because I'm smiling to myself.
CaliGull , Just had the Jim Danny out, had a right good plonk on it, still in tune after standing for a week, still made me smile, going put it up now, wife thinks I've gone funny, because I'm smiling to myself.
That's what it's all about . . . the geetar smile. My JD is on the truck for delivery. It's only going to be another 100 degree day here (inside the house it's a cool 78) so hopefully it'll be okay. I'm glad it's not a solid wood guitar!
Here are some photos of my new burst Jim Dandy. It's a different kind of tone than I am used to but it begs me to play rag and blues on it. Very impressive workmanship for this price point, and wonderful action out of the box. Here are some photos, including the Gator hard case I got for it and my vintage pristine condition Ace guitar strap that I think goes nice with it.
Last Edit: Jul 28, 2016 20:53:36 GMT -5 by CaliGull
CaliGull, Congratulations on the new Jim Danny, yes it's even the same color as mine. Give it a day or two to get accustomed to the sound, then you will be stomping your right foot and the blues and ragtime, of the 1920, will come pouring out of it, you can't stop it. Have a ton of fun with it. And thanks for the photos.