Spearheaded by Yngwie Malmsteen and Randy Rhoads, inspired by Uli Jon Roth and Ritchie Blackmore (and Bach, Mozart, Paganini, etc.) and taken to its heights by Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Tony MacAlpine and the other early Shrapnel Records artists, the neo-classical period in modern rock guitar was a time of previously unimaginable technical progress and harmonic inventiveness.
The gang at Seymour Duncan recently tweeted this posted-in-2012 video. In the video, a guitarist named Sarah Michelle tries out Seymour Duncan's Yngwie Malmsteen YJM Fury STK-S10 pickups, which are installed in her Fender Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature model Strat.
Who doesn't enjoy a dose of Yngwie Malmsteen to kick off the work week? Check out this fan-filmed clip of the six-string legend performing "Black Star" at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California, earlier this year.
High school was kind of a gray area for me: I was at school physically, but mentally and emotionally I was light-years away. For some reason the principal must have seen something in me, even though I was a complete rebel, and he cut me slack in a lot of ways.