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Yngwie Malmsteen


Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen is acclaimed for his guitar techniques, including the shred guitar technique, and his neo-classical metal genre (playing famous classical pieces in rock style). Influenced by both classical musicians and rock stars, Yngwie came to the US in the 1980's. in 1988, Malmsteen's signature Fender Stratocaster was released, making him and Eric Clapton the first ones to be honoured by Fender. He joined the G3 group in 2003.

Associated Acts:

  • Steeler
  • Alcatrazz

Famous Songs/Albums:

  • Evil Eye
  • Concerto Suite for Electric Guitar and Orchestra (album) -Yngwie Malmsteen regards this album as his masterpiece.

Notable Instruments:

  • Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster

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