Yngwie Malmsteen Gear & Equipment (2017)

Artist:Yngwie Malmsteen
Associated act(s):Solo
Date published:2 January 2017


FenderYngwie Malmsteen StratocasterVintage White$1700
Fender1971 StratocasterCreamy YellowN/A


Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100 Head1$900
Marshall YJM100 Yngwie Malmsteen Head36N/A
Marshall 1960 300W 4x12 Cabinet22$900

Pedals & Effects

FX UnitPurposePrice
Fender Yngwie Malmsteen OverdriveOverdrive$100
BOSS NS-2 Noise SuppressorNoise gate$100
MXR M102 Dyna CompCompressor$80
Dunlop GCB95 Cry Baby WahWah effect$80
KORG DL8000R Digital DelayStereo delayN/A


Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Signature StringsElectric guitar$7
Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Signature CableElectric guitar$22
Shure SM57 MicrophoneCabinet$100

Yngwie Malmsteen is one of the pioneers of neoclassical guitar playing, and widely recognized for his high speed chops. Yngwie uses guitars with scalloped necks, which means the wood has been scooped out between each fret to create a slight dip or “U” shape. If you’re used to standard guitar necks, a scalloped neck may take some getting used to. Although it’s not perfectly clear as to why Yngwie prefers scalloped necks, the general consensus is that it facilitates vibrato and not speed. According to Yngwie, the guitar also has to have a Ferrari sticker stuck to the back, or it won’t work.

Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Overdrive
The signature Yngwie Malmsteen overdrive pedal from Fender is a great solution for Yngwie’s creamy tone in a box.
Signature Fender Gig Bag
Although not part of Yngwie’s official touring inventory, the Yngwie Malmsteen signature Fender gig bag can make a stylish asset for transporting your instrument.
Dean Hailstone

Dean Hailstone

Dean is a professional guitar player, recording artist and touring musician. He has over 20 years of playing experience, and has performed hundreds of live gigs during his career. Read more...


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