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Anybody own/played the Yngwie "tribute" play loud axe?

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Hey folks,
just wondering if anyone here was lucky enough to get one of these?
Im curious about the scalloping on them as there from the pictures ive seen it seems pretty delicate.. Ive read the production strats are quite deep (esp the later models) but to me it is just the perfect strat =)

Would love to hear see some pictures/opinions from anybody who's played them..
Thanks in advance =)
 

Tone_Terrific

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Once your finger is clear of the fretboard does the depth of the scalloping matter? I only have 1 scalloped board and I can't see how any feel or playability would change.
 

milli vanilli

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Very nice guitars, I have played the older MIJ as well as the current one and an older usa. Really nice, unfortuately the one I ordered was in bad shape when it arrived, I returned it, and then life happened and I couldn't afford another one. Yes, the scallops on the current one are a lot deeper, a lot closer to how deep his 'real' one actually is. Nice guitars, play really nice, and the scallops are fantastic for vibrato because you can really control the depth of the pitch modulation. For full chords, not so much, but you aren't plugging in to a Yngwie strat to campfire strum anyway LOL... With the exception of the junker I received, they are badass guitars and I wouldn't hesitate to get another once I have the funds...
 

FonzieDog

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Any other builders (MJT, Nash, Danocaster, etc.) taken a run at this build?

I think the Fender run was limited to 200, no?
 

rrhea

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Very nice guitars, I have played the older MIJ as well as the current one and an older usa. Really nice, unfortuately the one I ordered was in bad shape when it arrived, I returned it, and then life happened and I couldn't afford another one. Yes, the scallops on the current one are a lot deeper, a lot closer to how deep his 'real' one actually is. Nice guitars, play really nice, and the scallops are fantastic for vibrato because you can really control the depth of the pitch modulation. For full chords, not so much, but you aren't plugging in to a Yngwie strat to campfire strum anyway LOL... With the exception of the junker I received, they are badass guitars and I wouldn't hesitate to get another once I have the funds...
Actually, Aidanspaghetti is talking about the replica of Yngwie's number one done by Fender. These are quite expensive and pretty rare (limited to 200, I think). Like you, Adainspaghetti, this is a dream guitar for me. I have two very clean, very nice USA made Malmsteen Strats, one a 2002 and the other 2006 (both date to before the addition of the more accurate bullet truss rod nut). But they are nothing compared to this thing!

This is the replica (and here is one for sale for nearly 9,000-ERU :) ):







 

buddastrat

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In that article above when they dissected the Duck, they Custom Shop guy commented that the scallops were quite shallow compared to the sig ones. The Fender around that era had some super small frets and then the fingerboard had a finish. After the shallow scallops it probably wasn't much more than some jumbo frets. It'd be fun to play one, but no way for $12K or whatever they were priced at. Same thing with the EVH. But somebody somewhere bought them. Probably in Japan.
 

rrhea

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In that article above when they dissected the Duck, they Custom Shop guy commented that the scallops were quite shallow compared to the sig ones. The Fender around that era had some super small frets and then the fingerboard had a finish. After the shallow scallops it probably wasn't much more than some jumbo frets. It'd be fun to play one, but no way for $12K or whatever they were priced at. Same thing with the EVH. But somebody somewhere bought them. Probably in Japan.
+1 on the price. I could never justify it. Yeah, the scallops on the production ones seem to be much deeper than his original hack-job. lol

I would really love to play one of the replicas, though. :rockin

RR
 

cardinal

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I desperately wanted one, but could not pull the trigger at that price. I love Yngwie but they were like $12k. Yikes.

But I think he refrets everything with huge Dunlop 6000 frets and uses relatively shallow scallops.
 






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