Jack White - Very rare 1957 Gretsch White Penguin. One of the rarest guitars in the world, it can be seen in the video for the song “Icky Thump.” For the Raconteurs, he designed a Gretsch clone, which he has dubbed the “Triple Jet”. It is a double-cutaway Duo Jet with a pickup booster, and features a solid copper top. It also has a Gretsch logo that was only used on a few guitars in 1912. It is not a factory Grestch, as it was built by luthier Randy Parsons of Seattle.
White does have a distinctly different, and more personal, connection to the past than most, though. He has made records or appeared with Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, Wanda Jackson and Loretta Lynn. "I've worked with a lot of people in their 70s and 80s who have had incredible careers. I've been lucky with that," he says.