As only the artisans at the Custom Shop can do, Fender co-designed this guitar with Malmsteen, constantly refining the design until he loved it, right down to the special pickups and the distinctively scalloped fingerboard.
Originally released in 1988, the Yngwie Malmsteeen Stratocaster was one of the first official Fender signature instruments, and Fender is proud to add this Custom Shop model as a permanent part of the Custom Artist Collection.
Balancing dynamic response and articulation, the custom Seymour Duncan YJM Fury single-coil pickups are voiced for their positions, reinforcing each other to create a high-performance, responsive set of pickups.
The two-piece select alder body wears a NOS lacquer finish with WLS undercoat while the tinted maple neck sports a “Custom C”-shaped profile that’s designed for fleet-fingered playing.
Not just for shredders, the 9.5”-radius fingerboard is scalloped, just like Malmsteen’s original, which provides more control along with enhancing your ability to bend and manipulate notes.
Combining the vintage-inspired style of a “big” headstock, vintage bridge and “F”-stamped tuning machines with player-oriented enhancements like 21 super-jumbo frets, brass nut and special strap locks drilled into the guitar for extra security, this instrument will bring new life and ideas to any player’s music.
Other features include 5-way pickup switch, vintage-style wiring, 3-ply Eggshell pickguard, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge and wing string tree with metal spacer. Includes Yngwie Malmsteen Signature .008-.046 light gauge electric guitar strings, deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
- Model Name: Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Stratocaster®, Scalloped Maple Fingerboard, Vintage White
- Model Number: 9235000894
- Series: Custom Artist
- Color: Vintage White
- Body Shape: Stratocaster®
- Body Material: 2-Piece Select Alder
- Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
- Neck Material: Flat Sawn Maple
- Neck Shape: "C" Shape
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size: Super Jumbo
- String Nut: Brass
- Nut Width: 1.620" (41.15mm)
- Headstock: Stratocaster®
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
- Neck Finish: Polyurethane
- Fingerboard: Round-Lam Scalloped Maple
- Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot
- Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan® YJM Fury™ Strat® STK-S10B
- Middle Pickup: Seymour Duncan® YJM Fury™ Strat® STK-S10N
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan® YJM Fury™ Strat® STK-S10N
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: SSS
- Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
- Tuning Machines: Schaller® "F"
- Orientation: Right-Hand
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Eggshell
- Control Knobs: Vintage White
- Switch Tips: Vintage White
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
- Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity