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#1307 “Heart of Dixie” Road Dog

More license plates.. This one is a classic “Heart of Dixie” Alabama tag from 1962, in unissued condition. A real piece of Americana for sure. License plates are fun for me because they relate directly to a pretty specific time … Continue reading

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#1306 Mississippi Road Dog

This is the third Road Dog I have done with this green painted bead board that came from the sliding doors from the old Watertown railroad freight station. I sawed the boards in half, and laminated the top 1/4″ of … Continue reading

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#1305 “The Hawk”

The body is composed of a salvaged poplar center block, with wings made from spalted sycamore, capped with salvaged elm barnwood. The neck is red maple, with a persimmon fretboard and tortoise celluloid binding. The central feature here is a … Continue reading

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#1304 Muleskinner SC-2

Top: Three piece salvaged ash Back: One piece cucumbertree, moderately distressed Neck: Black walnut, with persimmon fretboard, compensated nut Pickups: Dismal homespun bridge~ Tele style, Alnico 2, 9000 turns, 7k ohms neck~ P90/Jazzmaster hybrid, alnico 5 polepieces, 7500 turns 42awg, … Continue reading

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#1303 Barnstormer SC-0

Three piece salvaged yellow pine body Soft maple neck with black locust fretboard Tonerider pickups: Vintage 90 bridge, Hot 90 neck Hipshot classic tuners Dismal Ax compensated aluminum bridge/tailpiece combo

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#1302 “Heart of Dixie” Road Dog esquire

Salvaged cypress top on one piece buckeye back Mild birdseye maple neck with black locust fretboard Seymour Duncan hot tele stack Tone Pros wraparound bridge Hipshot Classic tuners. 6.7 lbs Available at Rebel Guitars

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#1301 “Heart of Dixie” Road Dog ~ first ax of the year.

More license plates… This one has a body made from salvaged yellow poplar barn rafters, with a bolt on soft maple neck. Seymour Duncan JB/Jazz humbucker set, Dismal Ax brass three saddle hardtail bridge, Brass control and jack plates Available … Continue reading

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#1215 Road Dog Esquire

Body: One piece cucumbertree, with three piece salvaged yellow pine top Neck: Hard maple with persimmon fretboard Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot tele stack Bridge: PRS intonated stoptail Tuners: Gotoh vintage Pickguard: 1958 West Virginia license plate Neck plate and pickup … Continue reading

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New Bridge

This is a bridge I started designing a couple years ago; and after much tweaking and refining, I had a small run of them fabricated by eMachineShop. Recently, I have been liking fixed intonation bridges for their simplicity and lack … Continue reading

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#1213 Muleskinner SC2

Body: 4 piece beech rafter, chambered, with chestnut barnwood top Neck: Black walnut, with osage orange fretboard, black phenolic position markers Pickups: Dismal Homespun P90 neck: Alnico 5, 8500 turns bridge: Alnico 2, 9500 turns Tuners: TonePros/Kluson with bolt bushings … Continue reading

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