Gretsch G6131-MY-NAT Malcolm Young Jet Natural
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What we say:
Finally, AC/DC fans can get their hands on an accurately battle-damaged replica of Malcolm Young’s unmistakable Gretsch riff machine! This G6131-MY is from the Japanese factory so not only is the quality extremely high, it will be available at a price that will be much more accessible that the previous (excellent) USA Custom Shop model! This is a move we most definitely salute! Hell’s Bells!
AC/DC, beholders of some of Rock music’s mightiest and most inspirational songs, had a double barrelled blast of attitude in the Young brothers. With Angus on lead and Malcolm on riffs, this Glaswegian duo were a potent engine room of powerful music. They wrote the rule book on gigantic rock riffs and became one of the biggest and most beloved bands in history. Malcolm did all this on pretty much one guitar: a Gretsch Jet in Firebird Red.
Malcolm’s Gretsch went through quite a few changes over the years including pickup changes, tremolo removal & re-attachment and of course the removal of the red finish to leave the natural Maple that we all recognise today.
This final condition is how Gretsch have chosen to make this tribute model. This new Signature Jet is made in the same way as the original with a semi hollow Mahogany body topped with Maple for a sound that blends rigidity with a little jangle and air.
A single TV Jones Powertron humbucker resides in the bridge pickup position whilst the other two pickup cavities remain, as you’d expect, completely empty. A bound Ebony fingerboard with Gretsch’s Art Deco thumbnail inlays provides a perfectly smooth surface to rock your filthiest riffs whilst all of the areas normally filled with switches have been plugged up with chrome, just like the original.
For those about to rock, we recommend doing your dirty deeds on this fantastic tribute to a man who took the long way to the top and stayed there: the Gretsch G6131-MY Malcolm Young Artist Signature Jet.
- ‘Beast-like’ aesthetic
- Semi-gloss finish
- Ebony fingerboard & bridge base
- Open-cavity route
- Chrome electronics ‘plugs’
- 60s-style tailpiece
- TV Jones® Power’Tron