New Gear Review: D’Addario Guitar Dock



Although leaning your guitar up against the nearest wall, table, amp or equipment rack makes it handy, at best it’s a temporary and precarious resting place-—which is why D’Addario has released its Guitar Dock. Not a guitar hanger as I first thought, the Guitar Dock is a neck cradle you can carry in your gig bag. Your guitar’s weight rests on the floor and then any solid flat surface such as a table’s edge, desktop or a bookshelf can be utilized to accept the fully adjustable U-shaped clamp of the Guitar Dock.

By utilizing a 360-degree rotatable neck cradle, it allows for universal mounting at any angle such as a vertical rack rail or angled furniture. The durable rubberized molding protects both the instrument and the mounting surface’s finish.

A great idea when floor space is limited, the Guitar Dock also folds up into a 4 x 4-inch square for travel and sells for $42.99. MSRP.



By Barry Rudolph

MiniBio: Barry Rudolph is a recording engineer/mixer with over 30 gold and platinum RIAA awards to his credit. He has recorded and/or mixed: Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and Robbie Nevil. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and also teaches recording engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. http://www.barryrudolph.com