Friends of Beethoven – Beethoven Auction 2022
Auction Ends: May 22, 2022 10:00 PM PDT

Musical Instruments

Fender Player Stratocaster: Option to be Signed by Tom Morello

Item Number
Estimated Value
$850 USD
$604 USD to tle7e51e5
Number of Bids
16  -  Bid History

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Item Description


You are bidding on a brand new Fender Player Stratocaster

The inspiring sound of a Stratocaster is one of the foundations of Fender. Featuring this classic sound, bell-like high end, punchy mids and robust low end, combined with crystal-clear articulation, the Player Stratocaster is packed with authentic Fender feel and style. It is ready to serve your musical vision, it is versatile enough to handle any style of music and it is the perfect platform for creating your own sound.

Color: Polar White
Fingerboard Material: Maple

  • Alder body with gloss finish
  • Three Player Series single-coil Stratocaster pickups
  • "Modern C"-shaped neck profile
  • 9.5"-radius fingerboard
  • 2-point tremolo bridge with bent-steel saddles


  • 22-Fret neck - adding another fret extends the range, while the Modern C-shaped neck profile is comfortable for almost any playing style.
  • More traditional body radii - the Player Stratocaster's sleek curves are hand-shaped to original specifications.
  • "F"-stamped neck plate - each Player Stratocaster includes an F-stamped neck plate, leaving no doubt as to the instrument's pedigree.

Click here to see this guitar on the Fender website.


As an optional bonus, at the end of the auction this guitar can include a personalized autograph by GRAMMY winning guitar icon Tom Morello.

About Tom Morello:

Incendiary rock guitarist and acoustic troubadour Tom Morello, known for his innovative guitar solos and thunderous chords, is a groundbreaking artist whether in his solo career or as an original member of the rock bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. He?s released four solo albums as The Nightwatchman and formed the band Street Sweeper Social Club with Boots Riley of The Coup in 2009. More recently, he joined Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band for their 2014 world tour in support of Springsteen?s studio album High Hopes (Columbia Records) on which Morello is featured on eight tracks. His latest album The Atlas Underground, charts a transformation in his sound even he could not have anticipated, blending Marshall stack riff-rock with the digital wizardry of EDM and hip-hop to create the most ambitious artistic effort of his storied career. Through his efforts, Morello has been recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the ?100 Greatest Guitar Players of All-Time (#26).? 

Morello graduated from Harvard University with honors as a political science major and has been a widely recognized political activist throughout his career. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award. Morello?s family has been a constant source of political and social inspiration as his great-uncle, Jomo Kenyatta, was the first President of Kenya, and his mother, Mary Morello, founded Parents for Rock and Rap, an anti-censorship counterweight to Tipper Gore?s PMRC initiative. With System Of A Down?s Serj Tankian, Morello formed Axis of Justice, an organization whose purpose is to bring together musicians, music fans, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice. Beethoven's own Mrs Ramirez and Mrs Mancilla were seen on stage with Morello in 2019 during a performance in support of the striking teachers.

Item Special Note


Items will be available for pick up at Beethoven Street Elementary School (front of the school, near the flagpole) before school on Wednesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 26, 2022 (7:45-8:30am) and after school only on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 (2:15-2:45pm).

On request, items can be mailed to the winning bidder. Bidder is responsible for shipping fees, which will be added to the winning bid amount. Items will be shipped via USPS and billed at standard industry rates.

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Thank you Nicki Klein for securing this donation!