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Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature Jet G6131-MY Natural

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The Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature Jet is really something special, based on a 1963 G6131 Jet Firebird with the modifications the late Young made over the years. That guitar can be heard in Malcolm’s hands on almost all of AC/DC’s albums delivering an unmistakable sound.

The guitar originally had two pickups, and over the years a middle pickup was added – then everything but the bridge pickup was removed and left open, the red top sanded to natural, and the switch holes plugged. The trem was disabled, and just used as a tailpiece.

Gretsch’s Custom Shop offered a fully relic’ed reproduction of Malcolm’s guitar, but it’s been unavailable for some time. Though it is in limited supply, the Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature Jet is part of the production catalog, and is a great representation of this extremely influential guitar. With a svelte weight of just over 6 pounds – 2.8 kilos – its heavily chambered Mahogany body and Maple top make it very resonant. The neck is Mahogany with an Ebony fingerboard, with 24.6 inch scale length and a zero fret. As on the original, the bridge is a Space Control on a pinned Ebony base, and the tuners are Schaller Minis. The electronics consist of a TV Jones Power ‘Tron pickup, master volume, pickup volume, master tone, and an output jack. And of course, the truss rod cover is engraved with Malcolm Young’s signature.

The original Gretsch hard shell case is included.

Here is the builder on the Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature Jet:

“The Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature Jet honors the late Malcolm Young, whose rock-solid rhythm guitar swagger and songwriting provided the unshakable 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.

Malcolm Young’s fiery rock ‘n’ roll spirit lives on through AC/DC’s enduringly timeless music, and it is Gretsch’s great privilege to pay fitting tribute to him with a finely crafted instrument bearing his name.”

Gretsch Malcolm Young Signature Jet G6131-MY Specifications:

  • “DIY” pickup routes with simulated screw holes
  • Chrome switch plugs
  • TV Jones® Power’Tron™ bridge pickup
  • Double-cutaway chambered mahogany body with maple top
  • Aged-white binding
  • Bound ebony fingerboard with 22 jumbo frets and Neo-Classic™ thumbnails
  • Gretsch ’60s Jet™ tailpiece
  • Space-Control™ bridge, bone nut and Schaller® die-cast tuners
  • Available in Aged Natural stain with black back and sides
  • Thin-skin semi-gloss finish for a true “tour-worn” feel

Price: $4,099.99 CAD
  • Model: Malcolm Young Signature Jet G6131-MY
  • Year: Current
  • Finish Natural \ Black
  • Class: New
  • Serial Number: JT22020814 dated to February 2022 at Terada, Japan
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Date Posted: 18/10/2022

  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 6.16lbs 2.8kg
  • Scale Length: 24.6in 625mm
  • Nut Width: 1.690in 42.93mm
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