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Gretsch Guitars G6131MY Malcolm Young II Signature Electric Guitar
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The combination of Malcolm Young's rhythm playing and his heavily customized early '60s double cutaway Firebird electric guitar has provided the back...Read More
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The two-pickup version of the Malcolm Young signature guitar!
The combination of Malcolm Young's rhythm playing and his heavily customized early '60s double cutaway Firebird electric guitar has provided the backbone for decades of AC/DC rockers. This special signature edition Jet has all the features of Malcolm's original guitar but with hte addition of a neck pickup. Otherwise, it's an authentic production model of Mal's treasured Gretsch. Crafted with an arched laminated maple top, semi-hollow mahogany body, set mahogany neck, dual High-Sensitive Filtertron pickups, ebony fingerboard, thumbnail fret markers, and Bad-Ass bridge.
- Based on Malcolm's original early '60s double-cutaway Firebird
- Double cutaway Jet body
- 24.6" scale length
- Arched laminated maple top
- Semi-hollow mahogany body; 13.25" wide, 1.75" deep
- Mahogany neck
- 2 High-Sensitive Filtertron pickups
- Individual volume and tone controls
- 12" radius ebony fretboard
- 1-11/16" nut width
- Zero fret
- 22 frets (plus zero fret)
- Bad-Ass six saddle wrap-around bridge
- Die-cast tuners
- Chrome-plated hardware
- Satin urethane finish
- Malcolm Young signature on trussrod cover
- Neo-classic thumbnail inlay position markers
- Bound fingerboard and headstock
- Multiple body binding
- Inlaid pearloid Gretsch logo on headstock
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I have always been curious about this guitar and finally got to play one at a local guitar shop. It has been the only one I have seen and don?t understand why this guitar is not more popular (look how few reviews it has). It is made in Japan and the quality is fantastic. It is very light because it has a chamber Simi-hollow body. It is similar to the Gibson SG in shape, but I found it more conferrable to play. The neck is not fat like a SG but not as thin as the Angus Young SG model. The Filtertron pickups have a lot of bite to them (that AC/DC sound) but can be dial down to some very nice clean tones too! I would not want the version without the neck pickup which seems pointless when you can just switch it to the bridge only. The description states that it has a satin finish but the one I play was red and the finish was a high gloss. I have gone back and play this guitar 3 times and now want one.
This is an amazing piece of equipment. It's a nice small(ish) guitar. The fretboard plays very nicely and smoothly. There is a three-way pickup selection (neck, both, bridge) and also a three way switch for different tones with each pickup selector. So it has a nice variety of tones. Great for rock and distortion but also very nice clean tones. I highly recommend this guitar.