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Malcolm Young is a Scottish-born Australian guitarist, best known as a founding member, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and co-songwriter for the Australian hard rock band AC/DC. He's been with AC/DC since he began the band in 1973.

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Malcolm Young's AC/DC guitar rig.

Malcolm Young live on guitar 

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Guitars
- Gretsch Jet Firebird or Roc Jet

Gretsch Guitars G6131T Power Jet Firebird Electric Guitar Red

- Gretsch G6131MY and G6131SMY Malcolm Young I and II Signature Electric Guitars

- Gretsch White Falcon 1959 that he eventually sold

Gretsch Guitars G6139T-CBDC White Falcon Center Block Double Cutaway with Bigsby

 




Amps and Cabinets
- Marshall 1959 SLP plexi 100 watt heads

Marshall Plexi 1959SLP 100W Tube Guitar Amp Head

- custom made Wizard heads
- Marshall Super Bass 100 heads
- 4x12 Marshall cabinets (look like 1960BX cabs)

Marshall 1960AX or 1960BX 100W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet

- Marshall JTM45/100 with KT66s

Marshall JTM45 45W Tube Guitar Amp Head




Effects
- Samson wireless
- IK Multimedia Amplitube 2 software used on the "Black Ice" album

 





Strings and Picks
- Gibson pure nickel roundwound strings, .012 to .056.

Gibson Seg-900L Light L5 Pure Nickel Wound Jazz Electric Guitar Strings


- heavy Fender pick

Fender 351 Standard Guitar Picks Heavy 1 Dozen

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