Malmsteen Signature Strat

Yngwie's Fender Strat Gets an Update! 2007

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News Flash: Fender® Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster®
Posted by: S. Crouch — Fender | January 18, 2007 at 10:05 AM

Fender® Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster®

 


The Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster guitar continues on, with some new changes to make this model more like his current number-one Fender!  Details HERE!

Updates include a White /Black/White pickguard, bullet truss rod nut, and machine screw neck mounting! Unleash the fury today!  www.fender.com/artists/

Fender's Work of Art:
the Malmsteen Strat

How the Custom Shop Works

Fender calls their custom shop The Dream Factory, and with good reason. It's here that their designers and craftsmen turn the exacting requirements of world-class guitarists into one-of-a kind instruments, achieving "the perfect expression of each musicia n's personal vision."

To create Yngwie's personal vision, designer George Blanda combined elements from vintage Strats of the 50s. "Yngwie is a traditionalist in many ways," says Blanda. "It was important to him that all the Strat body contours matched those of his 50s Strats. But the neck was something else. Scalloped fingerboards are an integral part of his techniques. So, for him it had to have the vintage look with his special neck."

Guitars from the Custom Shop are produced by hand. This includes cutting the body, performing six sand-and-finish operations, buffing to a radiant luster, and assembling the electronic circuitry. All components such as playing action, bridge height, and i ntonation are set to much finer tolerances than assembly line instruments. That's why Signature Series guitars are special orders, taking up to several months to fill. Here are the specifications on both the U.S. and Japanese-made Malmsteen models:

Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Series Stratocasters

U.S. Signature Stratocaster, 1998 Model
Fender's website introduces the new model thusly: "Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen first hit the U.S. music scene through a Guitar Player Spotlight column and from there, hit the ground running. From his days in the 80's rock scene to sold-out performances showcasing his classical influences and prodigious technique, Yngwie has remained truly one of a kind."

The 1998 model incorporates Yngwie's customization of heavy (Dunlop 6000) frets and a large 60's-style headstock. These models have the YJM pickup as well as the HS-3.

Body: Alder
Neck: 1-piece maple with 60's large headstock
Machine Heads: Schaller "F" tuners
Fretboard: Rosewood or maple, scalloped (9.5" radius/241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Pickups: 2 DiMarzio YJM (neck & mid), 1 DiMarzio HS-3 (bridge)
Controls: Volume, Tone, "No Load" Tone (bridge & mid)
Tremolo: Vintage
Pickup Switching: 3-way selector
Pickguard: mint green
Special: Aged parts, brass nut
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Neck Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
Strings: Fender Super 3250L
Accessories: Strap & cable
Fender Case: Tweed

U.S. Signature Stratocaster, 1994 Model
Fender introduces the updated Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster. The model still retains such Yngwie trademark features as scalloped fretboard and brass nut, and adds a late sixties large headstock, original Synchronized Tremolo, and aged plastic parts. Visit Fender's website for further details.

#010-7700 (rosewood neck), #010-7702 (maple neck) Colors: Candy Apple Red, Vintage White, Sonic Blue Body: Alder, satin finish Features:

  • Scalloped fretboard
  • 21 frets
  • American Standard tremolo system
  • 2 DiMarzio HS-3 pickups
  • 1 Fender American Standard pickup
  • Tweed case, strap, cable
  • 1 volume control, 2 TBX
  • 5-position switching
  • 25.5" (647.7mm) scale length
  • 9.5" (241.3mm) radius
  • 1.654" (42mm) width at nut
  • Brass nut
  • 50's style headstock
Japanese Signature Strat, 1995 Model
#027-2702 (maple neck)
Colors: Black, Vintage White, Sonic Blue
Body: Bass wood, gloss finish
Features:
  • 70's style Stratocaster
  • Scalloped fretboard
  • 3 single-coil pickups
  • Molded case
  • 70's style headstock
  • 5-position switching
  • 1 volume control, 2 tone control
  • Standard tremolo

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1998 Model

 

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1995 Model

 

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1994 Model