|Full Name||James Lindsey|
|First Episode||The Guitar Player|
|Last Episode||The Guitar Player Returns|
|Portrayed by||James Best|
Jim Lindsey is a guitar-playing Mayberry native and member of Bobby Fleet and his Band with a Beat. He starts out as a local who plays his guitar in the street, often annoying the shopkeepers, but Andy Taylor sees enough potential in Jim to get him into Bobby Fleet and his Band with a Beat. Eventually, Jim becomes successful enough to try getting himself into a partnership with Bobby Fleet, but Bobby turns him down and Jim leaves the group to go solo. When this doesn't work out, he heads back to Mayberry still believing he's a success. When he ends up badly in debt, Andy smooths things over between him and Bobby to get him back into the group.