GRETSCH HONORS AC/DC’S MALCOLM YOUNG WITH SIGNATURE GUITAR

Guitar manufacturer Gretsch has paid tribute to late AC/DC co-founder and rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young with his own signature model, the G6131-MY Malcolm Young Signature Jet. The G6131-MY pays homage to Young’s famously battle-hardened Gretsch Jet, which was nicknamed “The Beast.” Young customized the instrument himself by removing two of the three pickups and stripping away the finish. The description of the new signature model reads, “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 with ebony base 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.” The new guitar is set to arrive in November and will cost $3,749. Young, who co-founded AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973, died last November at the age of 64 after suffering from dementia and failing health for several years.

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