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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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Taking a break

I repost this blog on two different Facebook pages. One is the Dismal Ax page, in which I post instrument related articles. The other is called “The Hollow Life,” and is a journal of sorts; mostly centered on my experience … Continue reading

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A couple oldies

I recently visited my hometown of Providence, RI, where I had left a few guitars at an art gallery three years ago, and brought back the two that were still there: These are from the early days of Dismal Ax, … 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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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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Barncat video

Well, once again it has been a long time since I posted anything, and not for lack of anything to write about. I intend to get back to updating this blog more regularly with all sorts of details from my … 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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