Alex has been back at Gibson for a while now. I love the specs on his guitar, and $6k is the list price... it'll probably be between $3k and $4k street.
I actually liked a lot of the 'Sportscaster' tones as well...Alex's best tone was in the late '70s and early '80s when he mostly played his trusty ES-355, with a little Strat thrown in for good measure. I think he was still using Marshalls back then. On the other hand, 2112 was mostly recorded on Les Pauls, and that's some great guitar tone on that album.
In the studio, I'm sure he uses a whole bunch of different amps. I haven't seen him play live since 1997, so I don't really know what he sounds like in concert anymore.
:agreed:I actually liked a lot of the 'Sportscaster' tones as well...