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In Joe Satriani's reddit ama, a fan asks him: "Have you ever played a scalloped-fret guitar? If so, what was it like? I know [Yngwie Malmsteen](http://equipboard.com/pros/yngwie-malmsteen) says he finds it gives you more control, but I’d be interested to know what your impression was." Satriani responds: "Yes, I've owned a Malmsteen Stratocaster. Found it a little overt, it how it affects the tone. Because it takes away the connection between the string and the wood. So you lose that element to play with. [Steve Vai](http://equipboard.com/pros/steve-vai)'s 7 string Universe guitars in the last 10 frets and that's interesting. Are all Steve's like that? I'm not sure, but mine is."more
Yngwie Malmsteen shows us his signature Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster. According to Malmsteen, the guitar sports "YJM Fury Pickups by Seymour Duncan, and they're just amazing," he said at (0:55). "These really scream." The guitar has a "scalloped neck, of course, with the Dunlop frets, brass nut, standard tremelo" Malmsteen said.more