In 1988 I was 16 years old and worshipped Yngwie, and when Fender released the Malmsteen signature strats, I wanted one more than anything. But I was not even remotely able to afford one.
Now 24 years later, I finally have one coming my way!
I have spent a few days really thinking hard, which model to go for?
While it would be really nice to buy a brand new one, I figured I wanted something closer to what Yngwie actually used back when he was at his best.
The current ones are just a bit too much, with monster frets and Grand Canyon scallops, and I most certainly don't want the Seymour Duncan pickups.
So I decided I wanted the guitar I longed for back in 88'.
Pulled the trigger just a few minutes ago, on a 1988 Fender YJM , seems to be a really early one, judging by the Dimarzio tuners, which was supposedly changed to Klusons later in 88'.
Will be interesting to hear if the 88' HS-3's are different than the current ones as well.
Totally stoked now! !!!! ;D
Here's some crappy pictures from the auction, I'll of course update the thread with some great photos when it arrives.
Will probably upgrade the trem with Callaham bent steel saddles and steel sustain block, the Am.Std bridge is the only drawback it seems.
I guess I have to apologize, this strat comes with DiMarzios!