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NAMM 2020 | Fender Artist Guitars for Tom Morello, Jim Root, and Eric Johnson

Fender Tom Morello Stratocaster, Jim Root Jazzmaster, Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster
Fender Tom Morello Stratocaster, Jim Root Jazzmaster, Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster

NAMM 2020 | Fender has updated its artist catalogue with guitars suitable for the pyrotechnic playing of Tom Morello, the heavy riffing of Jim Root, plus the virtuoso melodies of Eric Johnson with a new “Stories Collection” Stratocaster.

By Matt Wilkinson | Published 16.01.20

Fender New Releases

Fender has just unveiled its latest Artist Series electric guitars for the NAMM Show. New for 2020 is the brand-new Fender Tom Morello Stratocaster, Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster, and the Fender Eric Johnson “Virginia” Stratocaster.

See all the Fender new releases here.

Fender Tom Morello

Fans of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave will be delighted to hear about the new Fender Tom Morello signature guitar. The “Soul Power” Stratocaster pays tribute to the modified Designer Series Stratocaster that Tom used during his time in Audioslave.

Features include a Seymour Duncan Hot Rails bridge humbucker, two Fender noiseless single-coil pickups, chrome pickguard, locking tuners, Floyd Rose bridge, and “Soul Power” decal in the case, to be applied at the player’s own discretion!

The guitar is built for playability with its 9.5’’ – 14’’ compound radius fingerboard. An additional Kill Switch allows guitarists to create the iconic stutter effects that Tom is known for.

Fender Tom Morello Stratocaster

Find out more | Fender Tom Morello Stratocaster RW, Black

Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster

Taking Fender guitars to the limits and beyond to create crushing metal guitar tones, Jim Root has a signature collection of guitars including Stratocasters, Telecasters, and Jazzmasters.

New for 2020 is a Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster with some eye-catching (and ear-catching) features. Metal players will be right at home with the signature Daemonum open-coil EMG pickups, 12’’-radius fingerboard, jumbo frets, and streamlined control layout.

To further assist with playability, this guitar has a contoured neck heel for easy high-fret access. The hard-tail body with string-thru’ design gives metal players the consistent tuning and stability they need for aggressive playing sessions.

Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster

Find out more | Fender Jim Root Jazzmaster EB, White

Fender Eric Johnson

The Fender “Stories Collection” is a series of guitars which pay tribute to legendary musicians with inspiring careers; musicians for whom Fender has become the go-to brand.

The Fender Eric Johnson 1954 “Virginia” Stratocaster is one of those very guitars, built for one of those very musicians. Inspired by the era when Eric Johnson recorded the ground-breaking albums Tones and Ah Via Musicom, this guitar is the first time Fender will replicate the 1954 Virginia Stratocaster in the both Fender Custom Shop and in the Fender Corona production line.

Fender Eric Johnson Virginia Stratocaster

Find out more | Fender Eric Johnson 1954 Viriginia Stracaster, production version.


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Posted on 16 Jan 2020 16:22 to category : Instruments News

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