I've had my Yngwie Malmsteen Artist Series Strat for a few weeks now and thought I would post some pictures and comments on what I have found with it so far. I will do this in a few posts because I don't know what the pic limit per post is here. Background Years Playing: 36, on and off including several years of only classical in the middle of it all Reference guitars for this review: Memory of my old number one, a 1994 Strat Plus; Memory of mid-80's MIJ Strat; Newer Squire Deluxe; Project Malmseen Strat with an old Squier as base; Numerous other guitars faded from memory Years Playing Scalloped Guitars: One Type of Music Typically Played: Doodling (90% of the time with pretty heavy OD), old Rush, Malmsteen rhythms and pitiful attempts at some licks, U2, improvised blues, Metallica, Faith No More, etc. Model: New 2011 USA Fender Artist Series, Yngwie Malmsteen model, Maple Neck Colour: Vintage White Let's start with the awesome, included, vintage, tweed case. I don't know what these go for separately, but it is definitely the nicest case that I have ever had. The interior colours seen in later pics are a little brighter than reality because I was struggling with the white balance to bring out the true yellows in the guitar. Also included was a bit of case candy seen here. I don't know that I would use the strap outside the house, lol, but it is a good quality one and it is very comfortable. The Dunlop Flush Mount Strap Locks are great. It's nice not having strap knobs on the guitar. There was also a cheapy Fender cable, not shown. Here she is. It was tough to get the beautiful yellow tone of the Vintage White on this guitar (I am a novice photographer!). The colour can be quite yellow in some lighting conditions, as you can see in my avatar.