Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton stood at the forefront of a new breed of metal (and Jackson) artists in the mid-2000s, with an aggressive style that combined dazzling speed, sharply precise riffing, searing intensity and distinctive tight chording. When he collaborated with Jackson on a signature model, he wanted a special instrument design that bore his own special design stamp.
Morton chose a body style that was in essence a slightly modified version of the Swee-Tone™ Jazz’r™, a non-pointy and hence decidedly atypical Jackson model from the late 1990s. Morton’s design rendered the Jazz’r’s shallow double cutaways, rounded horns and slightly offset waist in a new chambered-mahogany model with an elegant flame maple top. Further loaded with a wealth of high-performance neck, pickups, electronics and hardware features, Morton’s signature model was dubbed the Dominion and released to great acclaim in 2006.