Gretsch honours AC/DC’s Malcolm Young with signature guitar

Written by Geordie Gray on 3rd July, 2018
Gretsch honours AC/DC’s Malcolm Young with signature guitar

Gretsch have honoured the late Malcolm Young with a new signature guitar model, the G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature Jet.

Gretsch state:

“Gretsch honors the late Malcolm Young, whose rock-solid rhythm guitar swagger and songwriting provided the unshakeable foundation for monumental rock titans AC/DC.

The G6131-MY pays homage to Young’s famously battle-hardened Gretsch Jet. Nicknamed “The Beast,” Malcolm certainly made the instrument his own, not least by removing two of the three pickups, stripping away the finish, and pounding out some of the hardest and most memorable rhythms the world has heard.

This model features the essential hallmarks of one of rock’s most iconic instruments including “DIY” pickup routes with simulated screw holes, chrome switch plugs, Space-Control™ bridge and ‘60s-style tailpiece. Open-cavity thunder roars from the thin-skin satin finished chambered mahogany body and is magnified by a high-output TV Jones® Power’Tron™ pickup.”

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G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature JET™ Gretsch Guitar

The guitar is set to be available for purchase in November of this year. It’ll cost you around $3,749. For more information check out their website.

Malcolm Young passed away in November last year, following a long battle with dementia. Young is considered to be one of the greatest rhythm guitarists in history.

The article was originally published on Tone Deaf

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