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Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Stratocaster Review

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Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Stratocaster Review

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Ashish Singh

I have one in vintage white with a maple neck, 2012 model with YJM pickups.

…All in all a quality instrument…

I had to really hunt it down until I found one store that had it in stock. The finish on mine was flawless brand new, the setup just right.

Features:

3 pickups, vintage tremolo, YJM pickups, Maple neck, scalloped fretboard, Vintage white.

Ease of use:

The scalloped necks are supposed to be played lightly, or the notes sound sharp.

I need to get used to the light touch, and that’s actually the right way of playing a guitar r- use only as little pressure as possible. Vibratos and bends on this guitar are easier than on regular instruments.

Sound Quality:

The sound of this instrument is amazing. Wonderful woody tones from the neck pickup, just the way the Malmsteen tone is supposed to be.

The bridge does justice to those power chords very nicely. The middle pickup gives those bell like tones with the clean channel with a bit of compression, or the drive channel with volume rolled down.

Reliability:

No problems so far, doesn’t seem like there are going to be any.

Overall Rating:

The scalloped fret-board does take a while to get used to, but once this happens, it feels like a much, much better option. The sound is amazing and the instrument itself is quite versatile.

All in all a quality instrument.

This review was submitted by Guitar Jar contributor: Ashish Singh

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