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Considered one of the greatest rock musicians of all time, AC/DC icon Malcolm Young's relationship with his 1963 Gretsch Jet Firebird is the stuff of legend.  Heavily modified over the decades, the guitar's top was sanded back to natural Maple and various additional pickup routings and switch mods undertaken, all of which have been left in place alongside the guitar's single remaining Gretsch 'Filtertron' pickup!  Featuring a modified 'Badass' Wrap-around Bridge / Tailpiece, Grover Tuners and the iconic 'Bishop' pickguard at the guitar's bottom (hiding the original tremolo routing), "The Beast" is a battle-axe born to perform, effortless to play and a testiment to one of the greatest...




Gretsch Electromatic Double-Jet - £1,499.00


Forged from a heavily modified Gretsch Electromatic Double-Jet, this stunning guitar incorporates top-end specifications including 'Badass' style wrap-around Bridge / Tailpiece, Gretsch US Patent 'Filtertron' bridge pickup, Grover Tuners and Custom Made 'Bishop' Pickguard.  Refinished in Satin Black and featuring a sanded back Natural Maple Top, the entire guitar is given a VOS finish and includes all the additional routing work, drilling and mods carried out by Malcolm over the years - including a custom modified rear switch cavity in the top horn (with custom plate) to emulate the change in weight balance to Malcolm's own original guitar!  This guitar represents one of the jewels in the crown of our Relic Series, an ode to a rock legend.  Includes complimentary Hardcase.




Gretsch G6131T-62 Jet - £3,499.00


Produced to exacting standards and featuring top-of-the-line Gretsch USA build quality and equipment from the 'Professional Collection', this is as close to Malcolm's original "BEAST" as you can get.  Includes complimentary Hardcase.



'VOS' & ‘Non-Relic’ Editions - P.O.A.


By popular demand, all of our Relic Series instruments are also available in 'Non-Relic' Editions, the same classic guitar presented with all accurate equipment and modifications (where applicable) but free of any ageing, relic-ing or simulated damage.  A must-have for guitar fans that just can't get into the 'Relic' vibe, we leave it to you to road-wear these babies!  Contact us for a quotation.


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