Soooo!! Would you trade a Caddie Green CC for a Malcolm Young??

Discussion in 'Gretsch-Talk Music' started by Moleng1, Nov 4, 2019.

  1. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

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    63
    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    Close!

    In Herman Wouk's novel, The Caine Mutiny, we follow young Willie Keith as he comes of age in WWII. At the start of the story, he is a minimally talented club piano player. His audience-favorite song is a novelty piece he wrote called, "If You Knew What the Gnu Knew."

    It's a great read.
     
  2. dmunson

    dmunson Gretschie

    196
    Dec 19, 2015
    Charlotte, NC
    If they included the missing parts (pickups, switches, etc) it might be worth it. Otherwise, NO.
     
  3. Hammerhands

    Hammerhands Country Gent

    Aug 26, 2011
    Winnipeg
    There have been several MY models.

    The most expensive is the limited edition Custom Shop, $10000 salute.

    The recent one is a $2700 signature.

    There were the MYI and MYII in red and natural, which didn’t have all the holes.

    Salute
    https://www.gretschguitars.com/gear...stom-shop-malcolm-young-salute-jet/2410106821

    Signature
    https://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/build/solid-body/g6131-my-malcolm-young-signature-jet/2411916821

    MYI
    https://reverb.com/dk/item/4072088-gretsch-6131-my-malcolm-young-i

    MYII
    https://wildwestguitars.com/electri...ung-ii-signature-natural-flame-maple-preowned
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2019
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  4. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Australia
    yes very important. I'm no expert on this and there's a swedish member here who is but I've not seen him post for over 1 yr now. But I know the basics and am a member of this Facebook group of musicians devoted to Malcolm's Jet

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/403712786653150/

    Gretsch have made several Malcolm versions over 20 yrs that vary in authenticity to Malcolm's actual mod'ed double cut Jet. Some they have called Malcolm sig's were not actually close at all to Malcolm's actual. They've made Electromatics, prolines and custom shop guitars all alleging to be Malcolm's. Plus there's many attempted clones and double cut Jets around that people have mod'ed in various ways to make a Malcolm.

    Malcolm actually stripped down a red double cut Jet to a single pup, natural finish crunch axe. He changed the bridge and tail piece and left holes in it cos Malcolm was only concerned with the ultimate tone. He left the showmanship to Angus, Bon and Brian. In doing so he created his own legend of the no frills, no compromising, straight up, no BS rock star.

    So a real authentic Malcolm is one as close as possible to his actual.
    It's a mine field unless you're a Malcolm expert but that facebook group advises that this new Malcolm Gretsch is pretty good but still not correct.

    https://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/family/jet/g6131-my-malcolm-young-signature-jet/2411916821

    Stephen Stern at gretsch custom shop also made his G6131MY-CS Custom Shop Malcolm Young “Salute” Jet. This

    https://www.gretschguitars.com/gear...stom-shop-malcolm-young-salute-jet/2410106821

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    So both of these Malcolm's are good I'm told and both are now collectors items that will likely increase in value as the Malcolm legend expands.
     
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