Yngwie Malmsteen


Oral History Information

Yngwie Malmsteen is a ferociously talented guitar player, composer, and producer from Sweden. He first gained notoriety in the mid 1980’s when he exploded onto the music scene blending his mastery of neoclassical guitar technique with the heavy metal music genre. Building upon the fame from the bands Steeler and Alcatrazz, Malmsteen soon grabbed the reigns of his fame and started his lucrative and very productive solo career that still sends would-be guitar players back to the woodshed. His signature Fender guitar, which incorporates a scalloped neck combined with 70’s styling, is still one of the most popular signature guitars in production.