Fender Yngwie Malmsteen(Update)Sig. - $2600 SOLD!

Filed Under (*Signature*, Fender, x- SOLD -x) by Importstrings on 26-09-2009

Near new playing condition,scuff/tiny lacquer chip


Some guitarists have come and gone and blessed us with incredible styles/techniques but,very,very few come along and kick the guitar industry right between the legs!Yngwie Malmsteen is undoubtedly one of those few,some can’t stand his ego,the majority can’t get enough of his playing,one thing for sure you got to respect the guy.For those who were around when Alcatrazz’s No Parole….or Yngwie’s MASSIVE IMPACTING debut Rising Force albums came out you’d know how much of a spell he cast on the guitar world,everyone wanted to play like him(Umm..Me included).He has also spawned two generations of shredders(OK! OK! the Yngwie clones got abit overkill in the late 80s to early 90s!!)but only the very talented have survived and if you’ve seen him live? not a concert you easily forget.

Like his incredible technique,his sig.strat can be quite tricky at first,for some a scalloped neck can take abit of getting use to but,as for the sound?Beautiful vintage tones with that modern edge and very warm,clear highs,remember Yngwie is a DIE HARD vintage collector but,he still knows how to ROCK!The Yngwie Updates first released in 2007 are pretty similar specs as the last models but,as the name implies,it has a few modern changes,Eg.Deeper scalloped fretboard,Machine screwed mounting inserts giving extra tonal balance etc..and basically,delivering the updated version of what Yngwie actually plays now.Overall a really nice,quality sounding guitar with,amazing string bending and vibrato.Not to vintage not to modern!

NOTE:WE at Importstring do love our fender,Gibsons!!Why dont we have many on our site?Cause theres so GOD DAMN many reissues/little tweeks in models it seriously makes our heads spin!And in the past got so MANY emails from twats,telling us/arguing the difference of the Made in Japan VS America BULLSHIT!!Personally we play BOTH and BOTH sound great(I’m talking about Sigs,Custom,Vintage,Deluxe series)and I personally tend to lean to the MIJ Fender.Why?The production output is ALOT less,hence the quality control is stricter and the chances of getting a lemon lower and the MIJ Fender Custom Shop bring out some mind blowing models only seen in Japan(They sound awesome).So if your after any of the above models REGARDLESS of what country/personal preference we do have many available.

Body:Alder
Neck:Maple,Modern C shape w/Machine screw mounting inserts,(Nitrocellulose Finish)
Fingerboard:Scalloped Maple,21 Dunlop 6000 Super Jumbo Frets
Bridge:American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Pick-ups:(Front)Dimarzio YJM,(Middle)Dimarzio YJM,(Rear)Dimarzio HS-3 Stack
Controls:1 Volume,2 Tone w/3 way selector
Hardware Colour:Chrome
Colour:Vintage White w/(Urethane Finish)

Ibanez PGM300 Paul Gilbert Sig. - $1800.00 SOLD!

Filed Under (*Signature*, Ibanez, x- SOLD -x) by Importstrings on 10-09-2009

Near new playing condition,scuff/tiny lacquer chip

Importstings have another PGM up for grabs! This is an all ORIGINAL PGM300 from 1995, without doubt the most popular model and longest selling PGM to be made. The PGM300 ran from 1991 until 2004 in two versions, the 91-02 with the Lo-Pro Edge/Di Marzio FS-1 single coil and the 03-04 with the Edge Pro/Di Marzio JEM single. Paul not being a big trem. fan only has, to date, 3 models with tremolos the 100,300 and 400 and like the 301(non-trem)the only model with an all maple neck. Di Marzios PAF PROs supply the power and are an awesome sounding ROCK pick-up with that vintage twang and crisp, clean tones to boot. If soloing/shredding you can hear every individual note with clarity. The PGM300 Importstrings have is in FANTASTIC playing condition, slight pick scuff, no chips or scratches, the fretboard has had some light ware,80%+ frets and years and years of shredding still left in her .As years go by, these guitars are getting harder to find, for those of you in OZ or a country that find it damn near impossible to get PGMs TELL US!!! We readily have them available!!
Great piece of Gilbert history for the collector or a great start to a Gilbert collection.

Body : Basswood
Neck : 1pc Maple Wizard
Fingerboard : Maple w/black clay dot
Bridge : Lo-Pro Edge
Pick-ups : (Front)Di Marzio PAF PRO, (Middle)Di Marzio FS-1, (Rear)Di Marzio PAF PRO
Controls : 1 Volume,w/5 way selector
Hardware Colour : Cosmo Black
Colour : White

Ibanez 2550ZL Prestige (Lefty) - SOLD!

Filed Under (Ibanez, x- SOLD -x) by Importstrings on 02-09-2009

New condition

A first for Importstrings is this all mighty, shreddin lefty from the Prestige series. Its in MINT/NEW playing condition ,although I haven’t been able to thoroughly check-out this guitar (I’m right handed!) I have had a right handed 2550 in my hands before and its just a great sounding SHREDDER, this was built for rockin no mistakes!! This 09 model has a light weight Basswood body, nice wide, thin neck, the new and very dependable Edge Tremolo with Zero Piont System and the Dimarzio designed Pick-ups are surprisingly loud for a medium output pickup, and very quiet (No feed back at all). All in all a great sounding, well put together guitar that I’m sure will become a reliable workhorse as years go by. OH! And YES we can get LEFTYS, just tell us what your after!!!

Body : Basswood
Neck : 5pc Maple/Walnut Prestige
Fingerboard : Rosewood w/inverted sharktooth inlays
Bridge : Edge-Zero w/Zero piont system
Pick-ups : (Front)Di marzio IBZ-N, (Middle)Di marzio IBZ-S, (Rear)Di marzio IBZ-B
Controls : 1 Volume, 1 Tone, 5 way selector
Hardware Colour : Cosmo Black
Colour : Galaxy Black