Johnny Marr wields a nine(!)-pickup Strat on his new "electro soul anthem," Spirit, Power And Soul

Johnny Marr plays a very unique custom Stratocaster
(Image credit: BMG Records)

Though his last solo effort was 2018's Call the Comet, Smiths (not to mention Modest Mouse, The Cribs, The The...) electric guitar hero Johnny Marr has kept busy in these COVID times, teaching fans how to play Smiths classics on Instagram and revealing juicy, hitherto unknown gear secrets about some of his most famous riffs.

Evidently, with today's announcement of his new double album, Fever Dreams Pts 1-4, he's also spent the last 17 months or so writing and recording plenty of new music.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.