yngwie malmsteen

This year we uncovered that Billy Gibbons X-rayed his hands, John 5 celebrated his unsung guitar hero, and why Tommy Shaw has beef with the guitar industry. Now see our most memorable chats from 2021.

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The lineup includes guitar strings, instrument cables, gig bags, electronic tuners, guitar straps and effects pedals.

Scottsdale, AZ (January 27, 2014) -- Fender Accessories and Stratocaster guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen now introduce a premium artist signature lineup of Yngwie Malmsteen accessories featuring guitar strings, instrument cables, gig bags, electronic tuners, guitar straps and effects pedals. All are designed for maximum performance and durability worthy of the name of rock’s greatest neo-classical shred guitarist and one of Fender’s most enduring and acclaimed signature artists.

Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Electric Guitar Strings are custom designed with specific wrap ratios and gauges to provide unparalleled speed, maximum tone and smooth playability. Made from the highest-quality nickel-plated steel and featuring Fender Bullet ends for more sustain and incredible tone, these strings are ready to “unleash the fury” in gauges 8-11-14-22-32-46.

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Yngwie gives us the scoop on the new album, talks about the blues, and reveals how his “heavenly” new pickups came about.

When we caught up with guitar legend Yngwie J. Malmsteen, he was cruising the streets of Miami in one of his many Ferraris, bright and early at 9:30 a.m. The super-sonic Swede is always on 11 and his latest album, Spellbound, is a testament to his relentlessness. It was in its embryonic stage last June, but by early December it was completed and released. The album wasn’t even officially planned but came about because Yngwie got inspired, and rather than wait for band members to join the process, decided to record all the parts—including vocals and drums—himself.

“I have a full-on studio. It’s not just a little Pro Tools room; it’s the real deal with a 64-fader board and the whole nine yards,” says Yngwie. “I have the luxury that when I’m inspired—and that can happen anytime—I just go up there and record. What I used to do in the past was just record anything that I came up with on the spur of the moment but then afterwards I’d have to rehearse it with a band to record the song. On this one, every time I recorded, I kept it and that’s what ended up on the record. That way, it’s really fresh.”

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