Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gretsch Duo Jet

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This classic rock ’n’ roller beloved of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young has a few issues but, as Huw Price discovers, it’s a super-cool vintage model… Although Roundups, Jet Firebirds and Duo Jets are sometimes referred to as ‘solidbody’ guitars, they’re actually semi-solid designs. This double-cutaway Duo Jet dates from 1963 and is far from More...

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