Gretsch G6131 CS Malcolm Young "Salute" Jet - Masterbuilt by Stephen Stern
Gretsch have worked directly with Malcolm Young to produce this master built perfect recreation of Malcolm Youngs own 'The Beast'.
AC/DC's Malcolm young is a background guitar hero, one of the finest and most influential rhythm guitarists of all time. This guitar is a clone of the red 1963 Gretsch Jet Firebird that was handed down to Malcolm from Harry Vanda and from him to Malcolms elder brother George Young.
Malcolm took the original guitar and gutted it, removing two of the pickups and stripping the finish back. This was then aged the old fashioned way, played at countless shows giving it a few distinct battle scars along the way.
This recreation is called the 'G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young "Salute" Jet, and has been perfectly copied in every way compared to the original beast.
Specs are a 2" deep solid Mahogany body in the Jet shape, with white body binding. A 22 Medium jumbo fret solid Mahogany neck in the standard U shape and a 24.6" scale length is finished off with an Ebony fingerboard. Electronics wise this has just a single TV Jones Classic pickup controlled from a master tone and master volume control.
This guitar is going to be incredibly hard to source, and become very collectable indeed, there have been 11 released into the wild for the entire of the EU, Middle East and Asia, and we're lucky enough to be getting one here at Peach. If it's of interest get a pre-order in, since the first taker will get the only one we're ever going to see.