Fender Custom Shop Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Stratocaster NOS Sonic Blue

6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
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Fender Custom Shop Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Stratocaster NOS Sonic Blue

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Description & Specs

From Fender:

Nobody brings the fury to the fingerboard like Yngwie J Malmsteen, the legendary guitarist who single-handedly invented the neo-classical shred genre on his modified Vintage White Stratocaster. As only the artisans at the Custom Shop can do, we 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 we’re 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.

Serial #: R103059
Weight: 7lbs 13oz

Part Number: 9235000895
Finish Package: New Old Stock (NOS)
Case: Fender Custom Shop Tweed

Body Wood: Select Alder, 2-Piece
Body Color: Sonic Blue
Body Finish: Nitro Lacquer, WLS Undercoat
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Body Notes: Malmsteen Arm Contour, Belly Cut

Plating: Chrome/Nickel Hardware
Bridge Assembly: American Vintage Strat Bridge Relic
Output Assembly: '68 Strat
Back Plate & Trem Cover: Vintage Strat .060 Eggshell
Strap Locks: Yes, Dunlop SLS1401N Pair
Tremolo Arm: Vintage Strap NOS, White Tip
Neck Plate: V Logo "F" Logo
Tuner Keys: Schaller "F" Key
String Gauge: 8-46 (Set up from factory)

Neck Assembly: Malmsteen Neck
Neck Finish: Light Tint, Polyurethane
Neck Blank: Maple Plain Grain
Fingerboard: Maple
Round/Flat Lam: Round Lam
Scalloped Neck: Yes
Head Style: Large
Neck Head Thickness: 0.590"
Truss Rod: 60s
Neck Scoop: 60
Dot Spacing: Narrow
Face Dot: Micarta Black .250
Side Dot: Micarta Black 3/32"
Fret Wire: 6000
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 9.50" Radius
Neck Back Shape: "C" Shape Malmsteen
Neck Nut Width: 1.620"
Neck Thickness: .790-.856"
Nett Butt Width: 2.200"
Nut Material: Top Brass
Number of Bolts: 4 Bolt
Head Cap Decal: 98 Malmsteen (68-69 Strat)
Neck Notes: Threaded Insert, Machine Screw Mount, Lacquer Headstock Face, Decal Under Finish w/Signature Decal

Pickguard: 65-69 Strat 3-Ply Eggshell
Pickup Neck: YJM Fury Neck/Middle
Pickup Middle: YJM Fury Neck/Middle
Pickup Bridge: YJM Fury Bridge
Pickup Selector Switch: 5-Way Lever CRL
Selector Switch Tip: Vintage White
Knobs: Strat Small Font Tone/Vol, Vintage White
Pots: 250K 10% Taper Split

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