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Gretsch honors the late Malcolm Young, whose rock-solid rhythm guitar swagger and songwriting provided the unshakeable foundation for monumental rock titans AC/DC.

The G6131-MY pays homage to Young’s famously battle-hardened Gretsch Jet. 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 and most memorable rhythms the world has heard.

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, and ‘60s-style tailpiece. Open-cavity thunder roars from the thin-skin satin finished chambered mahogany body only to be magnified by a high-output TV Jones Power’Tron pickup.

Malcolm Young’s fiery rock ‘n’ roll spirit lives on through AC/DC’s enduringly timeless music, and it is Gretsch’s great privilege to pay a fitting tribute to him with a finely crafted instrument bearing his name.


Brand Gretsch
ModelG6131-MY Malcolm Young Jet
Finish ColorNatural
Finish TypeSemi-Gloss
Weight7.32 lbs.
Top WoodLaminated Maple
Back and Sides WoodMahogany
Neck WoodMahogany
Neck Dimensions.820 1st- .930 12th
Neck ShapeStandard U
Fingerboard Radius12"
Fingerboard InlaysNeo-Classic Thumbnail
Scale Length24.6"
Width at Nut1.6875”
Nut MaterialBone
Frets22 Jumbo
BindingAged White
PickupTV Jones Power'Tron
ControlsVolume 1. (Bridge Pickup), Master Volume, Master Tone
BridgeSpace Control with Ebony Base
TunersSchaller Die-Cast
CaseGretsch Hardshell Case

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