Fender Yngwie Malmsteen MN VW Upgrade

Electric Guitar

  • Yngwie Malmsteen signature model
  • Alder body
  • Neck: Maple
  • Modern "C" neck profile
  • Neck with nitro-lacquer finish
  • Scalloped maple fretboard
  • 21 Dunlop super-jumbo frets
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Brass nut with 42 mm width
  • Pickup: 3 Seymour Duncan YJM single coils
  • American vintage synchronised tremolo
  • Fender/Schaller vintage "F" style tuners
  • Chrome hardware
  • 3-ply white/black/white pickguard
  • Aged pickup covers and plastic parts
  • Colour: Vintage white
  • Incl. Vintage tweed case
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Colour White
Body Alder
Top None
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Frets 21
Scale 648 mm
Pickups SSS
Tremolo Vintage
incl. Bag No
incl. Case Yes
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Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Strat

Brian6787, 31.08.2014
I bought this guitar recently as I was looking for a classic strat sound with less noise when used with high gain sounds. I was also interested to try a scalloped neck as I've always preferred jumbo frets on other guitars.
I am absolutely delighted with the sound and playability of the guitar (I made a little demo video here showing some of the tones I can get from it https://[LINK] ).
The scalloped neck takes a little getting used to but I love it and really enjoy the extra grip you get for bending and vibrato.
The only negative thing I can say about the guitar is that there seems to be a mismatch between the string spacing of the bridge (vintage) and the width of the neck (modern slimmer Fender style). This means that the E strings are extremely close to the edge of the neck and I find I regularly pull the high E off the edge when doing pull-offs on that string. I was aware of this limitation though before buying the guitar (I researched a good bit on the web before buying it) so it was not a surprise. Just a little disappointing that Fender have not resolved it. I guess you could learn to get used to it, but in my case I'm going to resolve it myself by changing the bridge to a Callaham after-market bridge. This should also solve another issue with the tremolo in that there's a lot of play with the bar, again something that could be better.
So to sum up, for me it's a fantastic guitar, but let down a little by a poor choice (and quality) of bridge. The other components, like the machine heads, quality of fret dressing are all very good.
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Fantastic instrument!

21.08.2016
It's a fantastic instrument, no matter if you are a fan of YJM or not. The scalloped board may feel a bit strange at the beginning, however, it feels lovely as soon as you get used to it . I believe it facilitates speeding as you touch less wood while playing. My 5 other Strats became retired, since I've bought this guitar.
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Electric Guitar Yngwie Malmsteen signature model, Alder body, Neck: Maple, Modern "C" neck profile, Neck with nitro-lacquer finish, Scalloped maple fretboard, 21 Dunlop super-jumbo frets, Scale:...

  • Artist: Yngwie Malmsteen
  • Colour: White
  • Body: Alder
  • Style: ST-Style
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Case: No
  • Incl. Bag: No
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Electric Guitar Yngwie Malmsteen signature model, Alder body, Maple neck with modern C shape, Neck with nitro-lacquer finish, Scalloped rosewood fretboard, 21 Dunlop super-jumbo frets, Scale: 648...

  • Artist: Yngwie Malmsteen
  • Colour: White
  • Style: ST-Style
  • Body: Alder
  • Top: None
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Frets: 21
  • Scale: 648 mm
  • Pickups: HSS
  • Tremolo: Vintage
  • incl. Bag: No
  • incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Case: Yes
  • Incl. Bag: No
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