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The Whale Guitar

The Whale Guitar……. is a project put together by some very talented folks in my hometown of Providence, RI. I am most honored to be part of this, and really happy to see it coming together so well.

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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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Pickups!

I have started winding my own pickups recently, and here is the latest set: They are basically humbucking pickups, but with Alnico rod magnet polepieces, like in Fender single coils, instead of slugs and screws like in a typical humbucker. … Continue reading

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#1207 and #1208 Two for Rebel Guitars

Rebel Guitars in Alabama is the newest Dismal Ax dealer and has recently ordered a Road Dog and a Privycaster with Alabama “Heart of Dixie” license tags. In addition to these special editions, they will also be carrying the standard … Continue reading

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First new Redbird!

In a previous post, I discussed the redesign and dedication of the Redbird model. The new design will have a double-cutaway with two humbucking pickups, but in the midst of the design process, I received an order for a single … Continue reading

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Dismal attire

Dismal Ax t-shirts are here!

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Redbird redesign

The next few months will see a complete reimagining of the Redbird, a guitar inspired by the song “Red bird” by Arborea, a folk/psych duo from Maine, consisting of Shanti and Buck Curran. The song laments the destruction of the natural world by human development, and … Continue reading

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Two new Muleskinners

Fresh out of the shop, and currently on their way to California. These are the first in a new series of very basic, bolt-on neck guitars, similar to the classic Fender Telecaster, but with my own dismal interpretation. This one … Continue reading

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New Dismal Ax logo

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behold the blog

OK, so this is my first attempt at one of these things. Hopefully, I will keep it going somewhat consistently; but I am prone to periods of hibernation, so there may be some lean times here. Comments from readers will … Continue reading

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