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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 Guitars G6131-My Malcolm Young Signature Jet Electric Guitar Natural

- Gretsch White Falcon 1959 that he eventually sold

Gretsch Guitars G6136t-59 Vintage Select Edition '59 Falcon Hollowbody With Bigsby Vintage White

 




Amps and Cabinets

- Marshall 1959 SLP plexi 100 watt heads

- custom made Wizard heads

- Marshall Super Bass 100 heads

- 4x12 Marshall cabinets (look like 1960BX cabs)

- Marshall JTM45/100 with KT66s




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



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