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1996 Fender Custom Edition Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Stratocaster ST72-140YM Yellow White w/ Case, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 1996 Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Stratocaster Custom Edition model ST72-140YM in in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and outfitted with a pair of DiMarzio DP404 Virtual Vintage Solos. From the second year of Yngwie's official endorsement with Fender Japan, this Fujigen factory-made model was the highest tiered iteration available, produced under the "Custom Edition" banner. A discontinued, non-export model designed for sale only within Japan, this Yngwie Strat features a scalloped maple fretboard, brass nut, super jumbo fretwire, clip-in strap, and DiMarzio single coil pickups.

The guitar has a somewhat unusual pickup complement, featuring USA-made DiMarzio DP404 Virtual Vintage Solo pickups in the bridge and neck position with a standard Fender Japan ST-Vintage Alnico single coil in the middle position. The DP404 Virtual Vintage Solos are a discontinued stacked single coil design from DiMarzio, delivering a full, warm sound with smooth trebles and tight-yet-airy lows, and the ST-Vintage complements them well at the “in-between” positions on the three-way pickup selector switch. This Yngwie Strat is featherweight at 6lbs 14oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, slinky action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .830” 1st fret, .915” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, scalloped, 10” radius
-Frets: Super jumbo, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 41mm (shy of 1 5/8"), brass
-Tuners: F-stamped
-Headstock: ‘70s-style, block logo and Yngwie signature on headstock face, “Custom Edition” decal on back
-Serialization: “Made in Japan”, U-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Alder
-Pickups: DiMarzio DP404 x2, ST-Vintage
-Controls: Volume, Tone x2, Three-way
-Hardware: Vintage-style vibrato
-Plastics: Aged knobs, three-ply pickguard, Dimarzio ClipLock strap

The gloss finish is abbreviated YWH (Yellow White), as it's a purposefully yellowed iteration of Olympic White that closely matches Yngwie's vintage Strats, and there's a "tan line" on the back from a previously removed sticker. There is prominent finish checking across the body, as well as a number of minor dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole, most prominent on the perimeter. The smooth ambered gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original tweed hardshell case is included.