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    Default Custom Fender Yngwie Malmsteen "Duck"

    Hey guys, this has been a huge project for me, and I just finished it. This is a custom built and painted Yngwie Duck or Play Loud by yours truly. I took a 70's Musikraft body I had sitting around for the better part of a year and decided to finally put "Operation Donald" in motion. I scored a monster deal on a set of 70's Musikraft CBS necks and hand scalloped them myself, just as Yngwie did back in the 70's. I got to meet and talk to Yngwie about this exact guitar in NYC in October and was probably the best day of my life. Rather than bore you guys with the full process, I'll post up some pictures and a list of parts used! It's 99.8% done in these shots, just need to add a cig burn

    My apologies to AT if this is breaking any rules, let me know so we can get this sorted out! Any tips/criticisms for a Teen builder, please let them fly! I will also post this to another vh forum. All aging is done by me. Thanks guys!!

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    Musikraft Alder body and neck (all 70's routes are correct)
    YJM Fury set
    Real Fender tuners, pickguard, tremolo from a Malmsteen, knobs, nut.
    .08 strings like Yngwie. All weather is by me, even the checking which was made using a knife!
    Demarzio Strap
    Nitro paint

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    Sweet job! Huge fan of Yngwie. I don't have the duck's dings and all memorized lol but it looks great. enjoy it
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    Awesome!!!!!

    What did you talk with him about?

    Give the details!

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    Sweet guitar!!! It looks like YJM approves...

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    that is freakin sweet dude. Absolutely amazing. The relic'ing must have taken some serious time as it looks very natural and not labored at all. No words can express how cool that looks. Again nice job. Must have been nice talking with YJM too.....

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    amazing
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    I talk to him everyday!

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    Excellent work. Not a Yngwie fan, but that guitar smokes, you should be very proud of yourself.
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    Excellent work, very impressive!
    WGAF?!!

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    Really nice! It is actually better than the original duck because you did a 4-screw neck instead of the old 70s three screw...Great job!

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    Hey guys, thanks! I put a lot of hours in and would be totally willing to do it for other people. I met him after the first show he played in NYC. I had VIP tickets and got to take a picture and talk to him. He signed a pickguard and I caught a couple of picks. He told me the story about the guitar and showed me his Ferraris.
    Haha, I'm happy he agrees! I am trying to get pictures to him, needless to say it's tough work haha.

    Here's me with a couple of guitars I built.


    Here's me with YJM!

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    Great work. It's truly an art to be able to replicate guitars so accurately.

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    I'm also not a huge Malmsteen fan, but I've always loved that guitar. You've done an awesome job with it.

    You're Frank's look awesome too. BTW, where did you get the decal for the hockeystick neck?
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    Great job there!! Good to see Yngwie threw up the horns in your honor!!
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    I haven't logged in here forever now. But I just had to in order to tell you what a great job you did on this. You deserve to hear it. Man, that is awesome.

    I have a question, and I am someone that does not have a ton of knowledge about Yngwie. Those off-colored spots around the perimeter of the headstock. What are those? Is that simply a staining? Is it to replicate old round stickers being removed? Or was it something he did to his guitar for some type of different wood or filler for weight distribution with different woods within the headstock for tonal\other attributes?

    Once again, FANTASTIC job!

 

 

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