Dismal Ax Guitars Rusticator SC-0 ser#1510



In Maine, the term “rusticator” refers to those folks who came from the big cities in the summertime, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, to enjoy a bucolic lifestyle, but without abandoning the creature comforts they were accustomed to. This series then, represents the crusty upper crust of Dismal Ax, and is where I get to blend the rustic motif with other themes and styles. Art nouveau is a particular favorite of mine, and meshes well here, being similarly inspired by forms of the natural world. Art deco can also be woven in, even though it came into fashion at the end of the “rusticator” era; and other modes, such as Victorian, Gothic and Americana are equally welcome. It’s a mash-up of fancy and grungy~ a kind of “gopher baroque,” if you will.

This Rusticator SC-0 features a Three-Piece Sassafras body with a green milk paint finish, Quartersawn Oak neck, Osage Orange fretboard, Hipshot Classic tuners, Dismal Ax Compensated Tailpiece and Dismal Ax Homespun humbuckers.
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  • Model: Rusticator SC-0
  • Body: Three-Piece Sassafras
  • Neck: Quartersawn Oak
  • Fretboard: Osage Orange w/Black Phenolic Position Markers
  • Nut Width: 1.70″
  • Neck Thickness: .82 at 1st Fret, .91 at 12th fret
  • Scale: 25″
  • Bridge: Dismal Ax Compensated Tailpiece
  • Tuners: Hipshot Classic
  • Pickups: Dismal Ax Homespun w/Aged Nickel Covers
  • Electronics: CTS 500K Tone & Vol Pots, 3-Way Switch
  • Mullard .015mf Tone Control Capacitor, .001mf Treble Bypass Capacitor w/Parallel 150k Resistor
  • Control Knobs: Old Stock Phenolic Knobs
  • Body Finish: Green Milk Paint, Shellac & Flat Waterborne Varnish
  • Neck Finish: Shellac & Flat Waterborne Varnish
  • Control Plates: Brass
  • Case Included
  • Weight: 6lbs 7oz

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$1650.00 + shipping