Well suited for a cranked TS-style stomp and a clean amp.
With nine different pickup combos, it's pretty easy to find variations on those classic Gibson sounds as well as tones for settings from Jimmy Nolen funk to creamy classic-rock leads. The DockStar's humbuckers might be just a bit hot for those who are purists about vintage humbucker tones - especially the bridge pickup. Interestingly, the extra bite reacted well to various overdrive and distortion pedals, but it lacks a little some of the airy character that I like in low-output humbuckers. The neck pickup has a unique roundness - evoking tones somewhere between Larry Carlton and B.B. King - that is especially well suited for a cranked TS-style stomp and a clean amp.
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Absolutely stunning guitar with upgraded pick-ups, tuning keys, and a hard shell case. This guitar appears as stunning as it looks. The guitar plays as smooth as any rival top of the line instrument could offer, at a fraction of the cost! The tone possibilities seem endless...with up to eight different tones allows for tremendous musical styles. Great guitar, thank you!
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Worth the wait
I couldn't be happier with my Dockstar! Putting aside the pure nerdy bliss of owning a replica of Trey Anastasio's guitar, it is just a damn fine instrument that is a joy to play. I upgraded to the the Seymour Duncan '59 pickups and the USA rewiring, and the result is phenomenal. The fret work and setup is fantastic. The 8 tonal options make this the most versatile guitar I own, although I can't get enough of it on the clean channel with a tube screamer for a little bit of bite. The only negative I can say is that you have to make sure you're mentally prepared for the wait as they are made to order. However, I can honestly say that my Dockstar was totally worth the wait. Thanks for a great guitar!