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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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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
 
4.8

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (54)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Jamming (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (5)

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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3.0

NITROCELLULOSE MAKES NECK UNPLAYABLE

By Vee Eight

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Scalloped Neck

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bends & Vibrato

    Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    GREAT all around guitar: great finish, great looks, amazing scalloped, beautiful setup. The only problem: the new nitrocellulose finish is so sticky that makes the instrument unplayable. Feels like dried out honey. I had to sand the neck to the raw wood in order to play it professionally. Otherwise I would give this guitar 5 stars.

     
    3.0

    NITRO finish makes it unplayable (great guitar otherwise!)

    By Corvetteer

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • SCALLOPED

    Cons

    • NITRO FINISH (UNPLAYABLE)

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Professional guitarist here with 20+ years of experience and a pretty extensive guitar arsenal. Good solid guitar for the price 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 major one, tho. A remarkable issue: 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 thing right or figured out. Looks like the nitro coat is uncured or cured in a very rushed way, so after 20 minutes of regular playing the neck gets 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 two options: return it and move on, 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. It was a time consuming painful task, but the results couldn't be better. 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.

       
      5.0

      awesome for blues

      By josh

      from columbus ohio

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          Versital soloing over any music

           
          3.0

          NITRO finish makes it unplayable (great guitar otherwise!)

          By Corvetteer

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Tone
          • SCALLOPED
          • Stunning Looks

          Cons

          • TERRIBLE NITROCELLULOSE FINISH

          Best Uses

          • The sky's the limit!

          Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          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.

           
          5.0

          Great Scalloped Strat

          By Joe BUblor

          from Austin, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Scalloped Neck
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Brass nut only allows strings .48 and smaller

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          Recording with band using small digital recording setup( Ubuntu Studio all the way ! ).

           
          5.0

          I found the holy grail of guitars!

          By Jojo

          from State College Pa

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            This guitar was meant for me. Everything about it is near perfect. From the electronics to the playability. Absolutely no regrets. This strat is bullet proof!

             
            5.0

            This is a fantastic guitar

            By ZooHead

            from Winthrop, ME

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • No Locking Tuners

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              I bought this for the scalloped neck. Who else has that? I was a bit worried that I may have trouble playing it, but it's not hard to get used to at all. It trains you to have a lighter touch, your fingers never touch the fret board, only the strings. So if you press real hard, it's going to be a bit more like playing a multi string cheese slicer. You only need light pressure, which may be slightly more difficult to maintain across the high e during bar chords. It's easy to lean hard if there's a finger board to push against, but I love it. It's the first Fender I've purchased and I'm hooked.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Overall nice guitar, absolutely terrible setup.

              By kl_detto

              from Portland, OR

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Quality Instrument

              Cons

              • Terrible Setup

              Best Uses

              • Performing Live
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              Just like the headline says, overall quality instrument, just a terrible setup. This is what I would refer to as a Friday guitar. Must have hit the bench at 2pm, rushed through QC and setup. 1st, the G string nut slot had a ridge in it, so the first time I went to bend the G string I felt and heard the string make a loud "ting" at the nut when either bending up or down. 2nd, the bridge saddles were not set to the proper radius and the intonation was way off, not even close. 3rd, the neck was so offset in the neck pocket because the pick guard had an overhang on the upper bout, pushing the neck down that the low E string kept falling off the edge of the neck when playing. I personally fixed all the problems, but this would be a big issue for someone with no experience at these things. Fender and GC, I would expect a little more attention to detail. Well, Fender yes, GC, please? But these days its all about getting product out the door and meeting sales quotas. I would still recommend this guitar, just plan on possibly spending some time, and or money on top of the purchase price, on getting a proper setup.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Guitar with a few mods!

              By THOMAS

              from Woodburn, Oregon

              Site Member

              Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              I have to admit that straight out of the shipping carton the quality of this build stands out. I was very impressed with all of the fine details being rock solid. With that said...I replace the trem on all of my Yngwie Signature Stratocaster's with Callaham vintage narrow trems...this will solve the problem of the high E flopping off the fretboard it also allows for a great string spacing that improves speed. I love the sound of the Fury's over the DiMarzios all day long. Much better choice in pups. I however again...swap out the bridge pup with the JB Jr. or EMG S Active single coil. Just a preference for my style of playing and they sound clearer through vintage plexi's and JCM800's. Thought about swapping out tuners on all of my Yngwie's but, never have a problem staying in tune so, why fix it if it ain't broke. I would buy another in a heartbeat...GREAT GUITAR!

              (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Outstanding Guitar

              By Osiris

              from Lahaina Hi

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Great quality
              • Set Up Perfectly
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jazz
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Shredding
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              This guitar came set up perfectly in everyway
              i have ten other guitars but none are scalloped
              i found the fretboard perfect for my style which is neoclassical rock type playing you will love this guitar if you play with a lighter touch not so good if you are into very heavy rock which reguires aggressive type playing all other styles of music can be covered here with this guitar i would also say this guitar would suit a little bit more of an advanced guitar player not sure if it would suit a beginner because of the light touch involved but i have been wrong before this has become my favorite guitar i love the hollow tone blackmore malmsteen etc great clean sounding guitar and when pickups are overdriven great for smooth shredding outstanding guitar i would buy another in a heartbeat hope this helps a little for interested buyers aloha

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