Is Fender working on a Tom Morello ‘Soul Power’ Telecaster?

Tom Morello
(Image credit: Tom Morello/Facebook)

2020 held a lot of surprises, but one of the gear world’s biggest shocks was the arrival of an official signature guitar from Tom ‘I don’t do signature models’ Morello: the Fender ‘Soul Power’ Stratocaster. And now that door is open, it seems Fender could be lining up another collaboration with the Rage Against the Machine guitarist – but it might not be the model you expect.

In a new video posted to his social channels, Morello tears through the main riff from Lightning Over Mexico, taken from The Catastrophists EP, his new collaborative effort with EDM mainstays The Bloody Beetroots. But the guitar he’s using for his playthrough is most definitely not his go-to ‘Sendero Luminoso’ Telecaster.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.