See that up above? That’s the average colour of the universe. NASA determined this by computationally averaging the light emitted by one of the largest sample of galaxies yet analysed (the 200,000 galaxies of the 2dF survey). The resulting cosmic spectrum has some emission in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, but a single perceived composite color.
Does the colour look familiar?
Well, maybe not quite, but it’s close, yeah?
Yngwie gets a pair of acoustics via Ovation at NAMM this year. YM68 (steel string) and YM63 (nylon string) feature a solid chambered Mahogany body, five-piece mahogany and maple necks, and preamp circuitry specially designed to deliver natural acoustic tone with absolutely no feedback – even at Yngwie volumes. And because this is Yngwie, the steel string Viper has a hand scalloped fingerboard.
They’re available in White or Rosso Corsa Red (which is the colour of one of – ONE of – Yngwie’s favourite Ferraris).
They’re not cheap: US RRG is $3149. Pics from NAMM below!
Check out this cool video of Yngwie Malmsteen giving Rebecca Dirks from Premier Guitar the grand tour of his guitar rig. Yngwie talks about his signature Seymour Duncan pickups, his signature Fender Stratocaster, his signature Marshall amps… and he mentions that Ovation may be releasing a signature Yngwie acoustic some time soon. Cool! Check out Premier Guitar for more info.
The interwebz is buzzing today with news that CERN may – may – have detected neutrinos travelling at 60 nanoseconds faster than the speed of light. There’s still a lot of testing to be done to verify if this is a real result or if there was some kind of measurement error, but if true it has huge implications for the guitar world. Simply put, it would prove the existence of Yngwie Malmsteen, who to date has only been theorised as being a real three-dimensional object and not some kind of quantum hologram distorted via gravitational lensing and reflected off swamp gas.