Wanted Wanted Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy

Discussion in 'Buy, Sell or Trade Negotiations' started by Kabloona, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    I think I saw a nice Ltd Edition at Cream city.

    https://www.creamcitymusic.com/gretsch-g9500-vwt-limited-edition-jim-dandy-in-vintage-white/
     
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  2. Kabloona

    Kabloona Electromatic

    7
    Dec 26, 2019
    Bethel, Alaska
  3. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Don’t bother. Shipping over the Atlantic won’t be worth it.
     
  4. Kabloona

    Kabloona Electromatic

    7
    Dec 26, 2019
    Bethel, Alaska
    Thanks for all the quick replies and the suggested options. I'll post the results when I make a Jim Dandy decision.
    Happy New Year to all.
     
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  5. Buckyboy

    Buckyboy Electromatic

    Go to claz.org and do a search. There are several on there but this site generally pulls them from Craigslist so they may not be willing to ship (or maybe you can talk them into dropping it off at a UPS Store and then you can pay the store directly to pack and ship it). They seem to be in the $125-$150 range on that site. Of course I have no knowledge of the guitars being sold or the sellers; I just did a quick search and am passing on the info.
     
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  6. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Will do. But I'm even less optimistic now. Think I've been had, but if it doesn't show hopefully PayPal will be of help.

    Item no longer in stock. If it were I'll bet the price would be great. They are winding down in preparation to close.
     
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  7. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    @drmilktruck is selling his Rancher Penguin Parlour, I wonder did he replace it with this one in Midnight sapphire?
    Midnight sapphire
    Other than it has the Penguin headstock and is painted and has a pickup it should be the same body and I think neck as the one you looking for. I guess it’s an option but you might need to try one first. They are way more expensive than the 70$ you spent but still only around I think 500-600$.

    I have the white in which tonally, is somewhere between my Little Martin with the Sitka top, one I would look into as well, and my sons Taylor Academy. I do not know how close it sounds to the Jim Dandy have you looked at the different Honey Dipper models as well?
     
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  8. Kabloona

    Kabloona Electromatic

    7
    Dec 26, 2019
    Bethel, Alaska
    Thanks for this advice; best so far.

    I did email Rocky at StreetSounds NYC and he replied right away:
    He said that a new Jim Dandy model is scheduled to be released in Jan. or Feb. and I should contact him after the new year, which I will.
    I looks like my search is over.
    I really do appreciate all the positive comments, and I have learned a lot about the Gretsch line and history (Penguin, Falcon, relationship to Fender, etc.).
    Great forum and great members.
    Will let you know about StreetSounds in a month or two.
    (Warming up in Bethel, Alaska: -13 degrees with a windchill of -31.)
    Thanks again!
     
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  9. Kabloona

    Kabloona Electromatic

    7
    Dec 26, 2019
    Bethel, Alaska
    Thanks for the information. I am going to wait and see if the the Jim Dandy from StreetSounds will work; if not, the Penguin/with case might be an option, if it is still looking for a new home.
     
  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Too bad but I’m not surprised. They were priced $169
     
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  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    That is surprising to hear. I looked at that Martin and Taylor for a while.
     
  12. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I’m not a Taylor guy so I will always say go Martin.
     
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  13. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    That's great news . Rocky is a great guy . He's probably the best Gretsch dealer around ( and I'm thinking world wide too ) Looks like Rocky gave a little insight also as to what's to be expected at 2020 NAMM . Best of luck , stick around and keep us posted . :)
     
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  14. nasonm

    nasonm Gretschie

    384
    Nov 3, 2010
    New England, USA
    Hey T Bone, any luck actually getting that Dandy?
     
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  15. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Any updates? Did you get an order confirmation or Shipment notification, something?
     
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  16. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    :p Lol, no. I got nothing (except my card charged via PayPal). Will be contacting PayPal within a week to suggest they reverse charges.
     
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  17. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
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  18. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

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  19. T Bone

    T Bone Country Gent

    Well if you've followed the thread, you may have seen the site (which no longer lists the guitar) has been tagged as a potential scam site. Guess I'm not too surprised, but I have contacted PayPal and opened a claim. Expect it will go fine (probable refund), just waiting (they give them 7 days to respond, which I doubt they will).

    Looking forward to the new version (debuted at NAMM) becoming available, will pick one up.

    Nada, sorry I didn't reply earlier. No shipping notice or contact of any kind. Not really surprised, or worried. I expect PayPal will take care of business.
     
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  20. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Gretschie

    493
    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    I don’t know if you’re still looking but it looks like they’ve been re-released and are on American musical supply
     
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