Welcome to Tom DeLonge Guitar the online resourse website for everything Tom DeLonge. Including specification about every guitar Tom has used live, backstage and in the recording studio. Including his Signature Gibson guitar, Epiphone guitar and Fender guitar, Tom DeLonge’s current and previous bands including Blink 182 and Angels and Airwaves and what gear, hardware Tom DeLonge uses. If your looking to buy a Tom DeLonge Signature Gibson, Tom DeLonge Signature Epiphone or Tom DeLonge Signature Fender guitar then look at the ‘Buy Tom DeLonge Signature Guitar’ page. We also now have Mark Hoppus Fender bass guitars for sale! Dont forget to check out the new Tom Delonge Guitar Forum!
Tom DeLonge has been the guitarist and singer in many popular bands, most famous being Blink 182. Tom also did a side project with Travis Barker called Box Car Racer. In 2005 Tom started the band Angels and Airwaves (aka AVA).
Let’s look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Tom’s guitar rig over the years.
Thomas Matthew DeLonge, Jr. is an American musician. He is the guitarist and one of the two lead vocalists for the punk rock band Blink-182. DeLonge is the guitarist and lead vocalist for the alternative rock band Angels & Airwaves. He also founded the band Box Car Racer.
After being expelled from Poway High School during junior year after being caught drinking at a school basketball game. He attended Rancho Bernardo High School and was introduced to Mark Hoppus through Hoppus’ sister, Anne. In 1992, they met Scott Raynor at their school’s battle of the bands and decided to form a band together that would become Blink-182, originally just Blink but the band had to change due to an Irish techno band with the same name. Raynor was replaced with Aquabats Drummer Travis Barker in 1998. Though he agreed to go to rehab, the band fired him anyway. Travis was on tour with The Aquabats, another band touring along with Blink-182. After sitting in on two shows Barker formally joined Blink-182. With Travis on board Blink-182 released Enema of the State, which was met with a huge amount of mainstream success, spawning three hit singles. Follow-up Take Off Your Pants and Jacket went straight to No.1 on the Billboard 200. In 2003, Blink-182 released their eponymous album. DeLonge then decided to leave the band, allegedly due to mounting tensions and communication difficulties, creating a rift between him and the other members of the band. Blink-182 announced an ‘indefinite hiatus’ in February 2005.
Fender worked with DeLonge to create the Tom DeLonge Signature Stratocaster which consists of a solid alder body fitted with a single Seymour Duncan Invader Bridge pickup. It is controlled by a single volume knob adding to its simple design. At first, the Stratocasters were fitted with an American 2-Point tremolo system and was later replaced by a hardtail bridge. Its neck consists of a solid maple with a rosewood fretboard with a large 1970s “CBS” headstock.