Has the Fender Tom Morello Signature Soul Power Guitar been leaked?
It looks like an official Fender Tom Morello Signature Guitar has been leaked ahead of NAMM 2020. We take a look at what could be the new Fender Tom Morello Soul Power Signature guitar...
Fans of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Tom Morello will be delighted if these rumours surrounding NAMM 2020 are true - but what would a Tom Morello Signature Guitar look like?
Well-known guitar reviewer 'Riffs and Beards' shared a post via Instagram claiming an announcement of Tom Morello's iconic Soul Power Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster:
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The image looks genuine and would be perfectly timed with NAMM 2020 fast-approaching. The guitar has all the hallmarks of the legendary Tom Morello Stratocaster - mainly that it's emblazoned with the iconic slogan 'Soul Power'.
Why was the Tom Morello Soul Power Guitar so important?
Morello himself said that the guitar was pivotal when finding a new sound during the transition between Rage and Audioslave. The Fender Tom Morello Stratocaster was the main guitar for Audioslave record and packed a mightily powerful sound.
The original Soul Power guitar is a Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster, which Morello modified to be able to achieve those signature sounds that you can hear all over Audioslave's records. This guitar featured a classic Stratocaster contoured alder body with a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard plus two single-coil pickups and one humbucking pickup. The Seymour Duncan Hot Rails humbucking pickup in bridge had a killswitch added and Morello installed an Ibanez Edge locking tremolo and nut.
You can see the original Tom Morello Soul Power Fender Stratocaster which is displayed at Met Museum in New York.
If it does get announced, we'll cover it over at our dedicated NAMM 2020 News, rumours and releases page HERE. So, stay tuned!