Malcolm Young, late guitarist of AC/DC, was often overshadowed by his brother Angus. Nevertheless, his ability as a rhythm guitarist didn’t take a back seat to many people. Now, Gretsch guitars has acknowledged Young’s greatness and his legacy with AC/DC – they have commemorated him with a new signature JET guitar.
The description on the Gretsch website reads, “This models features the essential hallmarks of one of rock’s most iconic instruments including ‘DIY’ pickup routes with simulated screw holes, chrome switch plugs, a Space-Control™ bridge 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 signature model is due to arrive in November and carries a price tag of $3,749. This might seem like an exorbitant fee, but it’s much lower than the $10,000 price for the limited “Salute” model of Young’s classic and heavily modified 1963 Gretsch Firebird guitar.
For photos of the JET signature guitar and for more information, check out the Gretsch website.