The Fender Tom Morello Stratocaster Electric Guitar in Black is the first signature model of the legendary Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave guitarist. Well known for sonic experimentation, this guitar completely embodies the Morello ethos of playing, where emotion and feel take precedent and unique techniques are at the forefront. If you had a CD version of the first Rage Against The Machine album you may have spotted the liner notes that stated 'no samples, keyboards or synthesizers were used during the making of this record'. So acute were the sonic soundscapes sculpted by Morello that some couldn't quite believe they came from a guitar.
The Tom Morello Stratocaster has a very typical Strat-style shape, with sculpted double cutaways and a slab Alder body composition. A white binding offsets the black Gloss Polyester finish looking sleek and shiny alongside the 1-Ply Mirrored Chrome scratchplate. A longtime Fender staple tonewood, Alder gives a very balanced tone, lightweight enough to deal with the longer shows but retaining enough density to ensure a nice tonal palette for you to paint your unorthodox sounds over.
'C' is for Comfort
Shaped to the Modern 'C' profile, the Tom Morello Strat has an extraordinarily comfortable playing platform for you to get your hands on. A Maple neck construction ensures a bright and snappy response, with a luxurious Rosewood fretboard that looks great and feels fantastic under your fingers. A Compound Radius neck features here, getting flatter as you go higher up to ensure maximum playability whether you're riffing or going wild with some lead playing. With 22 frets for you to explore marked by White Pearloid Dot Inlays you can rest assured you'll never lose your way on those dingy club stages, no matter how wild the playing.
Hot HSS Pickup Combo
At first glance, it looks like a typical Strat pickup configuration but you've actually got a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails Strat SHR-1B Humbucker in the bridge position, the pickup that allows for Morello's screaming feedback inducing sonic manipulation. In the middle and neck positions, there's a pair of Vintage Noiseless Single-Coil Strat pickups, great for that iconic Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave style riffing. Two Tone Knobs plus a 5-Position Blade ensure plenty of tonal possibilities with this guitar and you've got a kill-switch toggle, allowing you to play those chaotic stutters akin to the man himself.
The Tom Morello Strat features a Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 Double-Locking Tremolo that's recessed into the body, a necessity for noise making. Encompassing everything from wild divebombs to subtle shimmers, the Floyd Rose ensures that no matter how crazy the performance gets your strings will always return to concert pitch. Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking tuners further enhance tuning stability leaving you to concentrate on delivering the best performance you can.
The Fender Tom Morello Stratocaster Electric Guitar in Black is a unique Strat and a well overdue signature model for a legend of the guitar world. Despite the complex sounds of his guitar playing, Tom Morello is all about doing the simple parts right and the build quality and versatility of this guitar is an extension of that, giving you everything you need for offbeat innovation. The Tom Morello Strat also comes with the 'Soul Power' graphic separately, so you can add it to the guitar if you want to complete the look.
Manufacturer Fender Model Tom Morello Stratocaster Body Alder Body Finish Gloss Polyester Neck Material Maple Neck Finish Satin Urethane Neck Shape Modern "C" Scale Length 25.5-inch (648 mm) Fingerboard Rosewood Fingerboard Radius 9.5-inch to 14-inch Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm) Number of Frets 22 String Nut Floyd Rose® FRT 02000 Locking Nut Width 1.675-inch (42.5 mm) Position Inlays White Pearloid Dot Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan® Hot Rails® Strat® SHR-1B Middle Pickup Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat® Neck Pickup Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat® Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup) Pickup Configuration HSS Bridge Floyd Rose® FRT-O2000 Double-Locking Tremolo (Recessed) Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome Tuning Machines Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking Pickguard 1-Ply Mirrored Chrome Control Knobs Knurled Dome
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