Yngwie Malmsteen in the Fender Strat Sessions

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Yngwie Malmsteen in the Fender Strat Sessions

Yngwie Malmsteen
Words by Mixdown staff

A master of the fretboard, usually with a scalloped, Buttercream Strat in hand, Yngwie has been pushing boundaries for decades.

To continue celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Stratocaster, Fender met up with Yngwie Malmsteen for Fender’s latest Strat Session. Buckle up! In this installment of Strat Sessions, Yngwie Malmsteen is giving us a look into his incomparable guitar collection and how the Strat has played a part in his iconic style in the instalment of Strat Sessions – it’s sure to be spec-tacular.

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Yngwie Malmsteen

Famously inspired by a news reel honouring Jimi Hendrix after his death, Yngwie watched the flames rising from Hendrix’s guitar being set alight at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967, Yngwie own own passion for guitar was ignited. Known for speed, precision and unparalleled accuracy when bending, aided by his scalloped fretboard.

Leo Fender wanted to craft an instrument that was as functional as it was easy to use. It was a primitive-looking object that was tough as nails, its powerful name inspired by another groundbreaking invention: the television. And with its revolutionary electrified tone, it would change the way music was made—forever. When someone asks, “Why Fender electrics?” the answer is clear. Fender guitars were designed to be louder, and exciting tones they produced are still engrained into our cultural DNA.

With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues and many others. Everyone from beginners and hobbyists to the world’s most acclaimed artists and performers have used Fender instruments and amps, in the process making the company not only a revered music industry name, but also a cultural icon.

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