Built around an early-2000s Designer Series Stratocaster, Tom’s “Soul Power” Strat was the primary guitar he used onstage and in the studio while playing with supergroup Audioslave. The foundation of the “Soul Power” Strat is a resonant and rich-sounding alder slab body balanced by a snappy combination of a maple neck and a rosewood fretboard. The electronics are modified to fit Tom’s specs with Vintage Noiseless pickups in the neck and middle positions and a Seymour Duncan Hot Rail in the bridge position. Tom’s “Soul Power” also comes with a distinctive hardware package, which includes an authentic Floyd Rose tremolo and a kill-switch toggle. Tom Morello has inspired generations of guitarists — counting many of us at Music Experience — and the “Soul Power” Strat is a stellar tribute to his distinctive style that is certain to inspire your playing.
The “Soul Power” Strat features an alder slab body, which has a balanced, warm sound with a pronounced midrange that stands out in a mix. It sports the eye-catching binding featured on the Designer Series models and is accented by a chrome pickguard and Tom’s “Soul Power” decal (included in the case). The “Soul Power” Strat's ultra-comfortable Modern C-shaped maple neck, capped with a 9.5"–14" compound-radius rosewood fingerboard, has a forceful yet musical snap — one of the hallmarks of Tom’s signature sound.
The Fender Designer Series Stratocasters came stocked with Vintage Noiseless pickups. Featuring Alnico II magnets and staggered, hand-beveled pole pieces, Vintage Noiseless pickups deliver the classic Fender single-coil tone without the hum and buzz for which early single-coil designs were known. However, Tom did a little hot rodding for the “Soul Power” Strat, dropping in a Seymour Duncan Hot Rail pickup at the bridge position. This blade-style pickup is packed with a fat tone and pumps out loads of sustain for a scorched-earth sound made for more aggressive styles of rock — including grunge, garage, and metal.
The “Soul Power” Strat’s unique hardware package is all Tom! Far from stock, it’s equipped with an authentic Floyd Rose FRT-O2000 double-locking tremolo system, so you can dig into the tremolo bar for deep dive-bombs and vibrant vibrato while keeping your tuning intact. Another Tom mod is the kill switch on the treble horn for glitched-out stutter effects that pay homage to the turntablists who inspired Tom’s playing style.
Tom Morello's unique, powerful sounds - from gentle rhythms to screaming feedback, chaotic stutters, and more - require a very special Stratocaster®. The Tom Morello “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 "Modern 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, chrome pickguard, kill-switch toggle, locking tuners, matching painted headcap and iconic "Soul Power" body decal in the black Fender case.
This single-coil sized humbucker delivers the punchy midrange and aggressive crunch perfect for rock and metal.
Built for speed and easy bending, the 9.5”-14” compound-radius fingerboard is rounded near the nut for easy chording, becoming increasingly flat as it nears the upper register for choke-free bends.
This model features a Floyd Rose double-locking tremolo system which allows a range of vibrato effects – from subtle warble to wild dive bombs – and always stays in tune.
The killswitch toggle - conveniently located on the lower bout - recreates the scratch and stutter effects famously used by Tom Morello.
The Player Stratocaster model’s sleek curves are hand-shaped to original specifications.
These popular pickups produce all the brilliant, dynamic tone of vintage single-coil Strat pickups – with no hum.
|Body Shape||Tom Morello Stratocaster|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Shape||Modern C|
|Fingerboard Inlay||White Pearloid Dots|
|Number of Frets||22, Medium Jumbo|
|Nut Material||Floyd Rose FRT Locking|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Floyd Rose FRT Double-locking Recessed Tremolo|
|Tuners||Deluxe Die-cast Sealed Locking|
|Neck Pickup||Fender Vintage Noiseless Single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Fender Vintage Noiseless Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Seymour Duncan Hot Rails SHR-1B Single-coil|
|Controls||2-way toggle kill switch, 5-way blade pickup switch|
|Case Included||Hardshell Case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0140350706|