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Guitar Gear Gems: Jason Momoa, Yngwie Malmsteen & Sergery

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This week on Guitar Gear Gems, we look at the Jason Momoa guitar auction for charity. We also look at the new Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Strat Sessions video that celebrates his story with the iconic guitar. Then, we look at the latest Gone Fishing Effects collaboration with Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno.

Jason Momoa

Jason Momoa is auctioning off some of his guitar collection to help raise money for charity. The actor is an avid collector of guitars and has quite an extensive collection.

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On The Roam

All the guitars in the auction are modern builds, but each has something special that sets it apart from the average instrument. Most of the guitars in the auction have appeared in his  On The Roam series.


Some of the instruments being auctioned for charity

The Instruments

The auction includes three Gibson Custom Shop, three Fender Custom Shop models, and some highly desirable Dan Maloney and Carl Thompson basses.

Signed & Rare

The Gibson models include Billy Gibbons’ Pearly Gates Les Paul and Slash’s Jessica and AFD models, with the Slash Jessica and Gibbons Pearly Gates models signed by Slash and Billy Gibbons, respectively.

Then the Fenders include a 1954 Stratocaster, a Nocaster, and a 1951 Esquire, all with relic’ing and built specifically for this auction.

The two bass models up for auction are unique, as the bass builders are renowned for working with Les Claypool of Primus. The first is the Pachyderm fretless bass guitar, built by Dan Maloney and nicknamed Momoa’s Koa for its fancy top. Then there is the Carl Thompson six-string bass.

Julien’s Auctions are auctioning all these instruments, which will be sold to raise money for MusiCares, the Fender Play Foundation, Make A Wish, and St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital.

Yngwie Malmsteen Strat Sessions

This new Yngwie Malmsteen Strat Sessions film with Fender celebrates the Swedish shred guitarist’s passionate story and love of the Stratocaster.

It is well worth a watch, as the ‘More is more’ guitarist explains why he loves the guitar and gives a detailed breakdown of the Strat’s history and gradual specification changes over the decades.

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Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Signature

Yngwie also launched his signature Fender Stratocaster model in 1986. He talks about how it is based on his original guitar, why he chose scalloped frets, etc.

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The video includes many of Malmsteen’s rare Strat models, including one of the first 1954 hand-made models and early ’60s rare custom colors.

Gone Fishing Effects

Gone Fishing Effects has collaborated with Kasabian’s Sergio Pizzorno on a new pedal that combines fuzz with reverb. It has no controls on the front panel—just an on/off footswitch and a blue cross light!

Gone Fishing Effects Sergery



It costs £295 and is described on Instagram as a psychedelic vintage fuzz.

“The SERGERY is a psychedelic vintage fuzz pushing a long classic reverb that transforms your guitar’s voice and lets it party!” – Gone Fishing Effects

Make of that what you will.

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  • Sergery: Instagram/Gone Fishing Effects
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