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Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar  

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The Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster has been updated to be more like his current number-one Fender! Updates include a White /Black/White pickguard, bullet truss rod nut and machine screw neck mou... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
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Overview

The Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster has been updated to be more like his current number-one Fender! Updates include a White /Black/White pickguard, bullet truss rod nut and machine screw neck mounting! This neck mounting method provides a better connection and overall tone transfer to the guitar body.

Like the original Yngwie Strat, this amazing axe features a solid alder body, modern "C" shape maple neck, and Yngwie's signature scalloped maple fretboard with Dunlop 6000 Super-Jumbo frets for a playing experience as fast as you are!

The pickups are all Yngwie tone, too! All three pickups are Seymour Duncan YJM Fury . Switch pickups with a 3-position blade and make it wail with the American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo bridge. The brass nut provides a bright sound you can't get any other way. Made in Fender's Corona, California factory. Includes case.

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Features
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Scalloped Rosewood (p/n 01 0-7100) or Scalloped Maple (pin 010-71 02), 9.5" radius (241 mm)
  • Frets: 21 Dunlop 6000 Super-Jumbo Frets
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Nut Width: Brass Nut, 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Fender Vintage "F" Style Tuning Machines
  • Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply WBW
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan STK-S10B YJM Fury Pickup (Bridge)
  • Middle Pickup: Seymour Duncan STK-S10N YJM Fury Pickup (Middle)
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan STK-S10N YJM Fury Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
  • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2. Middle Pickup
  • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. No-Load Tone Control (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Bridge and Middle Pickups)
  • Colors: (809) Candy Apple Red, (841) Vintage White, (872) Sonic Blue [Polyurethane Finish)
  • Strings: Fender Super Bullets 3250L, Nickel Plated Steet, (.009 to ,042), p/n 073-3250-003
  • Unique Features: Scalloped Fingerboard, pickups, machine screw neck mounting
  • Source: US.
  • Includes case
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FenderArtist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Strat Period

I own two of these and consider myself blessed by God to have them. In my opinion there is not a better guitar for playing blues out there. I am 44 years old and...Read complete review

I own two of these and consider myself blessed by God to have them. In my opinion there is not a better guitar for playing blues out there. I am 44 years old and have been playing since I was 15. I have never played a guitar that has given me such control and power over bends and vibrato. This is why Yngwie plays the scalloped neck. The Scallops will not make you play faster or slower. I use Fender Super Bullet 10 gauge strings. Yngwie used 10's back in his early days as well. I have both a Sonic blue/maple and a Candy Apple red/rosewood. The red/rosewood does not have the world's tightest neck pocket, but it still is a top notch guitar. This one also has deeper scallops than the blue/maple one. These guitars can do anything you would expect a great strat to do, and do it better than others. The pick ups are low output and preserve the clarity of the original signal. They are hum canceling and have the best srat tones that I have ever heard. You will need to use an overdrive pedal like Yngwie's DOD YJM 308 or an Ibanez TS9 to boost the siganal if you you really want to rock. I play at my church which is a Calvary Chapel in the San Diego area. The music we play ranges from hymns to rock that borders on heavy metal at times. My two Malmsteens are the only electric guitars that I use, or want to use. I often thank Jesus Christ for blessing me with these guitars. I plan to use both of them to worship Him for the rest of my life. The Malmsteens are built like a tank and stay in tune. They are by no means cheap, but they are worth every penny.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

NITRO finish makes it unplayable (great guitar otherwise!)

Professional guitarist here with 20+ years of experience and a pretty extensive guitar arsenal. Good solid guitar for the price, really, and lots of fun to play. Stunning looks too. It's medium-weighted...Read complete review

Professional guitarist here with 20+ years of experience and a pretty extensive guitar arsenal. Good solid guitar for the price, really, and lots of fun to play. Stunning looks too. It's medium-weighted and resonant enough. The best take on the YJM model so far, in my opinion. The setup right off the box was outstanding: truss-rod, tremolo action and string action was perfect. Very surprised. Good neck-fit also, tight in the heel with not too much clearance (although I've seen others that presented gaps beyond acceptance, mostly due to crooked necks that needed to be reset). My only negative concern it's a remarkable issue tho: the Nitrocellulose finish on the neck couldn't be worse. Good thing for TONE, yes. But it makes the guitar unplayable when it warms up. I can't believe Fender can't get this right or figured out. Looks like the nitro coat is uncured or cured in a very rushed way, so after 20 minutes of intense playing the neck get sticky to a level that really impairs playability. Give your neck a couple of coats of HONEY and let it dry for a similar experience and feel. I simply cannot play the guitar the way is delivered, so I had to options: return it and get over it or sand the back of the neck down to bare wood (which I wasn't crazy about). I like the guitar so much that I ended up doing the last option. At least now it's playable and it gained me access to lots of joy. Good people of Fender, if you're reading: good for upgrading this model up to Nitro, but if you're gonna do it... please do it RIGHT. -I would give the guitar 5 stars otherwise. Anything else is great about it.

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(83 of 101 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Strat Period

By Grateful Guitarist

from San Diego, CA.

Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I own two of these and consider myself blessed by God to have them. In my opinion there is not a better guitar for playing blues out there. I am 44 years old and have been playing since I was 15. I have never played a guitar that has given me such control and power over bends and vibrato. This is why Yngwie plays the scalloped neck. The Scallops will not make you play faster or slower. I use Fender Super Bullet 10 gauge strings. Yngwie used 10's back in his early days as well. I have both a Sonic blue/maple and a Candy Apple red/rosewood. The red/rosewood does not have the world's tightest neck pocket, but it still is a top notch guitar. This one also has deeper scallops than the blue/maple one. These guitars can do anything you would expect a great strat to do, and do it better than others. The pick ups are low output and preserve the clarity of the original signal. They are hum canceling and have the best srat tones that I have ever heard. You will need to use an overdrive pedal like Yngwie's DOD YJM 308 or an Ibanez TS9 to boost the siganal if you you really want to rock. I play at my church which is a Calvary Chapel in the San Diego area. The music we play ranges from hymns to rock that borders on heavy metal at times. My two Malmsteens are the only electric guitars that I use, or want to use. I often thank Jesus Christ for blessing me with these guitars. I plan to use both of them to worship Him for the rest of my life. The Malmsteens are built like a tank and stay in tune. They are by no means cheap, but they are worth every penny.

(31 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Yngwie

By Pump Your Fist

from Iam, Hungary

Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about a week ago and I totally love it. It stays in tune and the scalloped frets are amazing. Since I've bought it I have had trouble puting it down... which leads me to the only draw back. After playing this guitar for any amount of time good luck playing a guitar with a regular neck!

(23 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar, Logical, non-emotional review!

By BCWANNABE

from St. Louis, MO

Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I don't understand why the other reviewer claims you can't play blues on this guitar, I own three and have enjoyed the blues quite often just as Yngwie has. Contrary to popular belief, the scalloped fingerboard does not make you play faster or "shred", it simply allows you to bend strings easier. Playing this guitar requires a light touch or the notes will go sharp especially when chording. Cons are that it does NOT have a 5-way switch and one of my 3 came from the factory with badly unleveled frets to the point where it is unplayable in two spots and could not be leveled out by a Fender factory authorized repairman. Not to cool for a $1500 guitar!!!

(17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

greatest strat ever

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

this guitar can pretty much do it all. i heard people say that the only thing possible to play on this guitar is shred, but i played blues and classical just as well. the scalloped frets take a while to get used to but still rock. best of all, it mixes the tones of a strat and a les paul and that is a dream come true. buy it right now if you can afford it.

(16 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome instrument

By edward evander

from Boardman

Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

If you want to play a very strong guitar, for heavey, hard rock, blues or fusion, this is the right instrument. Of course, you'd be carefull with the scallopped frets, but once you get used to them, well, trust me, you'll fly along the fingerboard. The neck, is perfectly balanced, and the picks, well, they speak for themselves. i recommend this instrument to who love play the guitar: the more you play it, the more, you'll play it. The price, is very low for a guitar of this kind. Simply awesome!

(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

malmsteen strat

By Bruce Sokolovic

from New York, NY

Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I own the vintage white/maple combo, and this guitar relates most to the "strat" sound of any strat I've ever played. BLUES ARE A MUST on this guitar! Nice warm, sweet tone for days. Scallops take some getting used to, but are a nice change to a regular neck from time to time. This neck profile is VERY comfortable. Great guitar.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar for many styles

By Guitaristofmanystyles

from johnstown, ny

Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I play many forms of music from jazz and blues to rock and metal. I own and play many brands from Ibanez to Fender and even Laguna and Ovation guitars. The Yngwie Strat is my first and only scalloped fret guitar and I fell in love with it instantly. This is the very top of the line in terms of quality and craftsmanship that I have ever played. It was not hard at all to get used to the scallops. In fact I was playing all my trademark licks and runs on in within the first five minutes of playing it. It is very easy to get Yngwie's signature tones with a good distortion unit and it sounds and plays great on jazz, blues, rock etc. Two thumbs UP!

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well worth it!!!

By Mr. Jinx

from Michigan

Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I bought this strat sight unseen. Never played a scalloped neck either. Now cut to the chase. Quality is very high, action was great out of the box. While Yngwie shreds don't expect this guitar to an ultra low action with a flat fretboard like Ibanez or Jacksons. Only issue (which I believe is my playing) is slipping off the fret on the high E string sometimes. I don't know why people make such a big deal out of a scalloped neck. Much to my surprise it took no time getting used too. The pups are not high output so if you're looking for a heavy sound you'll need a preamp or pedals to achieve that tone. But for me, flick that switch into the neck setting and let this baby sing. If you got the cash this is a great investment.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful. Absolutely Beautiful.

By Kelsey

from Winslow, Illinois

Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing. Simply put. My uncle has this guitar and I just recently played it in a gig w/ his band. This guitar gives you so much control. The scalloped frets are my favorite feature on this guitar because they make it so easy to bend and I always know where I'm at on it. This guitar is hands down one of the best guitars I've ever played in my life. If you don't have the money for the Malmsteen, then I would suggest the Arctic White Squier Bullet. This is one hell of a guitar. You must have this in your arsenal.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Top of the line Fender

By John

from Oceanside, NY

Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

When I walked into my music store, I noticed a Stratocaster that had a scalloped neck. I had always been curious about Scalloped necks. After taking it down, I plugged it into one of the JVM stacks that was there. Turning the drive and the delay up, I began to play and let me just say, I could not put this one down. Everything about this guitar including the neck and the pickups was amazing. The only slight problem with players new to scalloped necks is that you have to use a very light touch or else you will go sharp. This is a definite buy.

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