There have been several Yngwie Malmsteen guitars made by Fender, but this Custom Shop Signature model is amazing. Nitro finish, of course. Killer Seymour Duncan YJM Fury pickups. 1.62" Brass nut. Check out more details below.

Freshly set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, this signature guitar is perfectly dialed in and ready to join you at your next show.


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.


Light Tint Lacquer Headstock Face with YJM Decal Under Finish

Schaller F-Stamp Tuners

1.62" Brass Nut

Malmsteen C-Shaped Maple Neck with 25.5" Scale Length

Neck Depth .79" at First Fret and .856" at Twelfth Fret

21 Large (6000) Frets

Maple Fingerboard with Black Micarta Dots and 9.5" Radius

YJM Arm Contour and Belly Cut Body with Nitrocellulose Lacquer Sonic Blue Finish

Weight 8 lb 12 oz

Original Black Tolex Hard Shell Case

Serial Number R126957

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