The Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Strat Electric Guitar has the Yngwie trademark scalloped fretboard, a brass nut, 2 DiMarzio YJM pickups, a DiMarzio HS-3, special neck shape, late '60s large headstock, and... Click To Read More About This Product
The Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Strat Electric Guitar has the Yngwie trademark scalloped fretboard, a brass nut, 2 DiMarzio YJM pickups, a DiMarzio HS-3, special neck shape, late '60s large headstock, and a mint-green pickguard. It also has Schaller vintage F machine heads, medium-jumbo frets, a synchronized tremolo, and aged plastic parts. It's all built on a solid alder body and maple neck.
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I have been playing for well over 20 years and this is the best guitar that I have ever played. I have owned a 1982 Fender strat, a Jackson Soloist Custom, a 1984 San Dimas Charvel among others. I have pretty much tried most brands and models that any rock or blues player would use. It is hard to put this guitar down long enough to write this review. I played a White/Rosewood Malmsteen last September at Guitar Center La Mesa and was blown away by everything about it. I brought my wife there the next day to show her, but it had been shipped to another store and sold. I told my self that someday I would get one and decided on the blue/maple model. In January I walked into Guitar Center La Mesa and guess what was on the pedistal in front of the door. By the grace of God it was a Sonic blue Malmsteen with a maple fretboard. The guy who ordered it already had four of them, and was told by his girlfriend that she would do him bodily harm if he brought home another one. I got it for 1300.00 out the door. That just does not happen. The rock bottom price on these is 1399.00. I play at my church which is a Calvary Chapel in the San Diego area. The music can range from Hymns to almost heavy metal at times. This guitar always sounds sweet. The Scalloped neck takes your control over string bending and vibrato to another level. The neck does facillitate playing with a lighter touch, and is perfect for Yngwie's type of playing. But the guitar is the best playing and sounding blues guitar that I know of. I can nail Hendrix,Beck,Gilmour and Stevie Ray tones all day long with this thing. I string it with 10's like Yngwie used to do back in the 80's and it stays in tune amazingly well. I have been bending strings for an hour and my guitar is still in tune. The construction and finish on all the Malmsteen models I've seen has been top notch, and the sound can not be touched. I also have a DOD YJM 308 overdrive pedal that matches the guitar perfectly. That is why Yngwie uses the pedal. The Dimarzio YJM and HS-3 pick ups are not high out put, but they have the ultimate strat tones. The Yngwie overdrive pedal jacks up the signal going to the amp without changing the tone. I thank my Lord Jesus that he blessed me with this guitar and I pray that I can use it to bring Him glory. I know that not all of the work on these models are done by hand, but this is still a Fender custom shop guitar for the bargin price of 1399.00. Do your self a big favor and buy one.
I purchased this guitar because I read lots of great stuff about the feel of the scalloped neck and the incredible sound. I would give the Yngwie Strat an overall rating of better than average but don't expect too much. ps: The scalloped neck is just as easy to play as a non-scalloped neck. You don't have to get used to it as some would suggest.