Gretsch G6131-MY Malcolm Young
A guitar for lovers of fresh air:
If you were making a reissue ’63 Jet Firebird, you would probably just make it solid so it is less likely to get broken.
I have the Korean Gretsch 5129 below right, it would be nice to have a matching '50s Jet Firebird, there was the Gretsch G6131TDS Jet Firebird Red from 2004, that would probably be the closest thing under 2 grand. But even then, who knows what the woodwork is like internally.
The cheap Filter'tron version was the Gretsch G5441T. Which seems to be G5232T in a different colour.
Edit: I got a G5232T with Filter'Trons in Tahiti Red instead, hasn't arrived yet. A kind of peppy made-in-China G6131-1962 Jet Firebird. A happy meal Firebird.
The Filter'Trons will be a bit of variation. Replacement TV Jones pickups would cost me about the same as the guitar. I have a MOOER Tone Capture GTR, so I can sample the Dynatrons and simulate them on the Filter'Tron at no cost, that will do.
There appears to be a fair bit of fresh air in the G5232T, based on YouTube screenshots: