YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Cannot Destroy This Guitar
Sandvik guitars has created an instrument that notorious guitar smasher Yngwie Malmsteen straight up cannot destroy. According to the company, it's made out of steel and doesn't have a joint between the neck and the body. You can watch Malmsteen attempt to destroy the guitar above, and read a little bit about its creation below.
Henrik Loikkanen, machining process developer at Sandvik Coromant, has played guitar since his youth, when he idolized Malmsteen. To understand what happens when Malmsteen destroys an instrument, Loikkanen turned to YouTube.
“We had to design a guitar that is unsmashable in all the different ways you can smash a guitar,” Loikkanen said. “The engineering challenge was that critical joint between the neck and the body that usually cracks on a guitar.”
Sandvik engineers eliminated the joint between the neck and body. Instead, the guitar’s neck and fretboard were milled in one machine from solid bars of recycled stainless steel, a guitar construction that had never been tried before. Both the neck and fretboard extended into a rectangular “hub” that would reach deep into the guitar’s body.
Read more about the guitar here.