This week’s featured piece of gear is Tom Morello’s signature Fender Stratocaster! The “Soul Power” Stratocaster – based on the modified Designer Series Strat used during his time in Audioslave – features an alder slab body with binding and a “Deep C”-shape maple neck with 9.5″-14″ compound radius rosewood fingerboard and 22 medium-jumbo frets. Other features include a recessed Floyd Rose locking tremolo system, Seymour Duncan Hot Rails bridge humbucker, two Fender Noiseless pickups in the neck and middle positions, a chrome pickguard, kill-switch toggle, locking tuners, matching painted headcap and the iconic “Soul Power” body decal in the black Fender case.
Tom Morello’s unique, powerful sounds – from gentle rhythms to screaming feedback, chaotic stutters, and more – are showcased in this special Stratocaster! On this signature model, Morello says:
“I’ve never done any signature guitar before, never done any endorsements. The one thing I have always done endorsements for is my music, which is something that I make, and something I believe in. So until I had a guitar that I made and I believe in, I wasn’t going to do that. This is a guitar that I am very, very proud of, but I would never have done if there was not a crucial charity/social justice component to the whole procedure, and to that end, we’re giving away hundreds of guitars to two organizations.”
Check below for a video demo of the Soul Power Stratocaster!
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