Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster, Vintage White, Maple
FORMIDABLE SHRED STYLE
Please note that we have taken off the factory fitted .009 strings and cracked open a pack of Yngwie's signature strings (.008-.046) and stuck this bad boy in Eb. To me this makes the guitar so much more fun and Yngwie. Big bends are vibrato become a lot easier. This is how he has his guitars set but please note that if you wish to put the guitar back to .009 gauge/standard tuning (boring!) then the truss rod may need a quick tweak.
Still the foremost and most formidable practitioner of the genre, Yngwie Malmsteem practically invented neo-classical shred singlehandedly. The guitar he has always done it with is a Stratocaster, and for those who aspire to Malmsteen's flamboyantly fleet-fingered style, the Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster is modeled after the Swedish metal virtuoso's favorite Strat®, right down to its special pickups and scalloped fingerboard. A distinctively designed model for one of the world's most distinctive Strat masters.
- Machine screw-mount maple neck with modern "C" profile and "bullet" truss rod
- 9.5"-radius scalloped maple or rosewood fingerboard with brass nut and 21 "super jumbo" frets
- Three Seymour Duncan® YJM Fury pickups with three-way switching
- "No-load" tone control for bridge and middle pickups
- Aged plastic control knobs, switch tip and pickup covers
- Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge
A big part of Malmsteen's dazzling neo-classical technique is enabled by scalloped fingerboard on which the fingers make contact only with the strings and not with the wood of the fingerboard itself. This allows a lighter touch, greater speed and improved grip on the strings, facilitating effortless string bending, pull offs and tapping technique.
SEYMOUR DUNCAN® YJM FURY PICKUPS
The Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster is armed with three specially voiced Seymour Duncan® YJM single-coil-size hum-canceling pickups ideal for rock, neo-classical, shred, hard rock and metal.
SUPER JUMBO FRETS
When these taller, wider frets are combined with the scalloped fingerboard of the Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster, bending notes becomes an entirely different and phenomenal experience.
NITROCELLULOSE LACQUER NECK FINISH
This thin finish on the back of the neck lets the wood breather with greater resonance, further contributing to the remarkable tone of Malmsteen's signature Strat.
THREE-WAY PICKUP SWITCH
The Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster features old-school three-way pickup switching, giving you the bridge pickup alone, the middle pickup alone and the neck pickup alone.
Among its many high-performance features, the fingerboard of this instrument has a brass nut for enhanced sustain and brighter tone.
- Body Material Alder
- Body Finish Urethane
- Body Shape Stratocaster®
- Neck Material Maple
- Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Shape Modern "C"
- Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Material Maple
- Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets 21
- Fret Size Super Jumbo
- Nut Material Brass
- Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
- Position Inlays Pearloid Dots
- Truss Rod Bullet Style
- Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan® STK-S10B YJM Fury
- Middle Pickup Seymour Duncan® STK-S10N YJM Fury
- Neck Pickup Seymour Duncan® STK-S10N YJM Fury
- Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
- Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Configuration SSS
- Bridge 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
- Hardware Finish Chrome
- Tuning Machines Fender Vintage "F" Stamped
- Pickguard 3-Ply White
- Control Knobs Aged White Plastic
- Switch Tip Aged White
- Neck Plate 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
- Strings Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Bullets (.008-.046 Super Light)
- Other Features Special Refined '60's Shape Neck, Machine Screw Neck Mounting Inserts, Bullet Truss Rod Nut, Scalloped Fingerboard, Flush Mounted Dunlop® Straplok® System Strap Retainers, Modified Body Contours, Brass Nut, Large '60s Styled Headstock, Jumbo Fretwire, Aged Pickup Covers, Aged Plastic Parts
- Legal Notice Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
- Case/Gig Bag Vintage Tweed Case
- Included Accessories Vintage Tweed Case, Yngwie Malmsteen Strap, Cable