G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young "Salute" Jet™, Ebony Fingerboard, Natural Relic
|Series||Gretsch® USA Custom Shop|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Heavy Relic® Lacquer|
|Body Top||Laminated Maple|
|Body Depth||2" (51mm)|
|Neck Finish||Heavy Relic® Lacquer|
|Neck Shape||Standard "U"|
|Scale Length||24.6" (625 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius||12" (305 mm)|
|Number of Frets||22 (Plus Zero Fret)|
|Fret Size||Medium Jumbo|
|Nut Width||1.6875" (42.86 mm)|
|Position Inlays||Neo-Classic™ Thumbnail|
|Bridge Pickup||TV Jones® Classic|
|Controls||Volume 1. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Bridge||Space Control™ with Ebony Base|
|Tailpiece||Gretsch '60s Jet Vibrato|
|Tuning Machines||Schaller® Diecast|
|Strings||NPS, .012-.056 Gauges|
Malcolm Young, we salute you. At long last, Gretsch honors the guitarist whose rock-solid rhythm guitar swagger and songwriting provided the unshakable foundation for Australia’s most beloved musical export, AC/DC, for more than 40 years.
The G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young “Salute” Jet™ pays faithful homage to Young’s famously battle-hardened instrument, which began life in 1963 as a red Gretsch Jet Firebird handed down to him by Harry Vanda and elder brother George Young (of Easybeats fame) and 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 rocking rhythm guitar ever heard in either hemisphere.
The G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young “Salute” Jet is a meticulously crafted Gretsch Custom Shop recreation accurate down to every last nick, scratch and dent acquired over Young’s long and raucously illustrious career.