Fender Custom Shop Yngwie Malmsteen tribute Strat “Play Loud”


The Fender® custom Shop Yngwie Malmsteen tribute Stratocaster® guitar (a.k.a. the “play loud” guitar) is a meticulous reproduction of Malmsteen’s beloved instrument. Produced in limited edition it is authentic in every detail, including the famous “play loud” sticker on the upper horn and, of course, the distinctive scalloped maple fingerboard.

Like the original, it features DiMarzio® HS-3 pickups in the bridge and neck positions and a standard Fender ’70s-era middle pickup, with a standard Fender bridge, a large headstock, and a battered Olympic white finish expertly treated to mirror each of the original guitar’s many battle scars—the nicks, dings, scratches, burns, and worn finish spots from decades of heavy use and abuse in Malmsteen’s masterful hands.

Model Name: Custom Shop Yngwie Malmsteen Tribute Stratocaster®
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, Modern “C” Shape with Machine Screw Mounting Inserts (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Fingerboard: Scalloped Maple, 9.5″ Radius (241mm)
No. of Frets: 21
Pickups: 2 Dimarzio® HS-3 (Neck & Bridge), Standard Fender® ’70s-era (Middle)
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Bridge and Middle Pickups)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade; Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Middle Pickup; Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge: Standard Fender Tremolo
Machine Heads: Fender®/Schaller® Vintage “F” Style Tuning Machines
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 3-Ply White/Black/White
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Width at Nut: Brass Nut, 1.650″ (42 mm)
Unique Features: New Special Refined ’60’s Shape Neck, New Machine Screw Neck Mounting Inserts, New Bullet Truss Rod Nut, New Deeper Scalloped Fingerboard, Brass Nut, Large ’60s Styled Headstock, Dunlop 6000 Jumbo Fretwire, Aged Pickup Covers, Aged Plastic Parts
Strings: Fender® Super Bullets® 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003

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