Included with this guitar is an Ovation Hardshell Case.
Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Viper
Ovation is proud to present two new signature Viper models designed by the true master of neo-classical, metal shred: Yngwie J. Malmsteen. As long time Ovation endorsee, Yngwie has incorporated many Ovation models into his live performances and recordings over the past 25 years – including the stage-friendly Viper.
Yngwies new signature Vipers, models YM68 (steel string) and YM63 (nylon string), feature a solid chambered Mahogany body, 5 piece Mahogany and Maple necks, and preamp circuitry specially designed to deliver natural acoustic tone with absolutely no feedback – even at the most high-level stage volumes.
True to Yngwie’s personal playing preferences, the steel string Viper also has a hand- scalloped fingerboard which creates less friction between the wood and the string when bending notes or adding vibrato. A light touch is all you need to play fast and articulate riffs with less effort than non-scalloped fretboards.
Model Name: Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Viper Model #: YM68 (Steel-String) Body: Chambered Mahogany Top: Solid Cedar Finish: White Sound Holes: "F" Holes: Bass and Treble Side Body Finish: Black Texture Enamel Neck: 5-Piece, Mahogany/Maple Neck Finish: Natural Gloss Peghead Finish: Black Gloss Fingerboard: Deluxe Grade Ebony F/B Binding: Ivory Sacle Length: 25 1/4" Bridge: Walnut Tuners: Gold w/ Ebony Buttons Preamp: Ovation Viper 3-Band Pickup: Ovation OCP-1K