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Floyd Rose Discovery Series DST-1 Electric Guitar   

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Featuring the 1-2 punch of the innovative Floyd Rose SpeedLoader Tremolo System and a fast, comfortable maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. You'll ...Read More

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Triple single-coil attack with a rock-solid tremolo system.

Featuring the 1-2 punch of the innovative Floyd Rose SpeedLoader Tremolo System and a fast, comfortable maple neck with a rosewood fretboard. You'll love how it responds to every nuance of your playing, and the SpeedLoader System lets you execute the wildest trem dive bombs without losing tune! Thanks to the special strings, string changing will go from a 15 minute process to to less than 4! Just drop the new specially-designed strings into the special nut and bridge receptacles and play on. Your guitar will be perfectly intonated, in tune, and ready to rock.

With a carefully crafted neck designed to be the most comfortable piece of maple and rosewood you've ever wrapped your hands around, the DST-1 will quickly exceed your expectations.

All Floyd Rose pickups are made from materials selected for their high performance and superior tonal characteristics. The 3 single-coils loaded in the DST-1 give you tons of versatility while delivering tasty sounds craved by players everywhere.

The SpeedLoader Tremolo offers all the versatility of the original Floyd Rose Tremolo with the ease and performance of the SpeedLoader System. You can still execute the most subtle tremolo or wildest dive-bombing effects and return to perfect tuning every time. It also features the TremStopper, which enables the player to block the tremolo system with a simple turn of a screw, converting the tremolo instantly to a hardtail bridge setup.

The SpeedLoader System eliminates the need for the use of Allen wrenches and wire cutters to change strings. The specially-designed, dual bullet-end strings only take seconds to slip into the bridge and nut receptacles, and since they are pre-stretched, you don't have to worry about going out of tune.

(See recommended accessories on this page for additional sets of Dean Markley Floyd Rose SpeedLoader Strings you will need to take advantage of the SpeedLoader System.)

  • Bolt-on rock maple neck
  • 1.65" nut width
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • SpeedLoader Tremolo System
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage single-coil pickups

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It's no strat

By Eldorado2001

from South of Chicago

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I bought this to get an inexpensive taste of a Stratocaster type guitar, and in some respects it is a great value, but overall it's not a fun guitar to live with. The Speedloader system seemed like a good idea, but it's been a pain in the a** more than anything. The vibrato needs 4 springs instead of only 3. Fine-tuning one string causes the other strings to go slightly out of tune, so tuning it is a real balancing act. On the other hand, the pickups sound very good for cheap single coils, and the neck and fretboard are much better than I expected from a cheapo guitar. Speedloader strings don't seem to be commonly available in stores, so keep a spare set in case of breakage.


Floyd Rose I got the defective one

By Music Lady

from North Dakota

I could not get this guitar tuned. The tuners got stripped almost immediately. I teach guitar, and I thought this would be a great guitar for my studio, and a fun guitar for performance. I was wrong. This guitar never did get tuned for me. It is very pretty, but without tuning, it isn't worth the money.


I Love It!!

By Barbaloot_Suit

from The East

First off, when I got the guitar (I got the red one) and tried to play it out of the box, I was a little disappointed. The fine tuners didn't have enough play to get it in tune. I thought I had a blem. Well, I went to the Floyd Rose website and found some detailed instructions on how to reset the fine tuner range. Once I followed the instructions with the included Allen wrenches and got this baby set up, she was awesome! I am very pleased with the DST-1 and that whammy bar is great. This guitar looks great and I'm very happy with it and am proud to add it to my collection.


What a deal!

By lowrider83

from Austin, MN

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I have been a Floyd Rose devotee since the early 80's, when there were no finer tuners. When I first saw the Speedloader I knew I had to get my mitts on one. The DST-1 was the perfect chance to get one without arousing the wrath of the wife!

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the holy grail

By Jeff-ymrWh

from Salt Lake City, UT

This guitar really is the holy grail for those who love the traditional single coil sound, BUT, don't like having to retune every time after using the whammy bar. I spent several years haunting every guitar shop looking for a guitar with these features , but with no luck. I guess it took Floyd Rose himself to recognize that a need was there, and he acted. All I can say is thank you!!! thank you!!!! thank you!!! The search is over!!!


Front pickup is noisy

By Kj-EE-u1

from Sacramento, CA

Overall I am pretty saticefied with this guitar. I played this guitar so far on 6 stages. The only problem I had is that I couldn't get rid of the noise when I use clean sound on the low single pickup. I really feel that I need to replace all single pickups with Bill Laurence pickups.


Dude this guitar is awesome

By THP dude

from Vancouver, WA

I was skepticle at first until a music store in Vancouver WA let me use one in a show I had coming up. It played nicer than the American Strat I play, and just for kicks I changed a string on stage during myo ther guitarists solo, and as the store owner said, less than 5 seconds, I was in tune and playing again. The crowd got a kick out of it too. Fast and good action, solid guitar and excellent sound. I bought two.

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