New releases from Gretsch for this quarter and available later in the year include an all-new G6131G-MY-RB Limited Edition Malcolm Young Signature Jet and G6134TFM-NH Nigel Hendroff Signature Penguin.
G6131G-MY-RB Limited Edition Malcolm Young Signature Jet , Ebony Fingerboard ($5,699.00 AUD) Malcolm Young’s fiery rock ‘n’ roll spirit lives on through AC/DC’s enduringly timeless music. It is Gretsch’s great privilege to pay tribute to the groundbreaking rhythm guitarist with the all-new G6131G-MY-RB Limited Edition Malcolm Young Signature JetTM . Nicknamed “The Beast,” Young used this Firebird Red iteration of the guitar in early AC/DC performances and music videos including “It’s a Long Way to The Top,” before eventually making his own mods and stripping the paint job. To recreate Young’s earliest days with the instrument, the G6131G-MY-RB signature model comes equipped with TV Jones® Ray Butts Ful- Fidelity Filter’TronTM bridge and neck pickups that replicate the unmistakable vintage Gretsch voicing, along with an added TV Jones Starwood humbucker in the middle for clear and punchy tone. Available in Vintage Firebird Red.
G6134TFM-NH Nigel Hendroff Signature Penguin , Ebony Fingerboard ($5,899.00 AUD) Guitarist, songwriter and producer Nigel Hendroff, affectionately known as “Droff,” has spent the last two decades developing a distinct playing style and sound. Gretsch® honors this influential musician with the all-new G6134TFM-NH Nigel Hendroff Signature PenguinTM . The Penguin’s single-cutaway chambered mahogany body with flame maple top captures the harmonic richness and resonance of the top and body for a livelier, more articulate tone. Designed by the famed Tim Shaw, the highly versatile BT65 Broad’Tron pickups meticulously capture the guitar’s sonic palette and reproduce the perfect mixture of wall-shaking power and full-spectrum fidelity. Available in Amber Flame and Dark Cherry Metallic Flame.