Dismal Ax “Heart Of Dixie’ Road Dog Esquire


Love it or hate it, the internal combustion engine has earned a special place in the hallowed halls of Americana. The golden age of the automobile brought new freedom of movement, and left behind a massive carbon skidmark, along with a nearly endless trail of discarded license plates. The latter of these legacies, reworked into pickguards, become the main visual feature of the Road Dog guitars and basses. In addition to a splash of color, these plates can add a very literal sense of time and place, offering ample opportunity for personal customization.


  • Model: Road Dog
  • Body: One Piece Buckeye w/Four Piece Salvaged Cypress Top
  • Neck: Birdseye Maple
  • Fretboard: Black Locust w/White Position Markers
  • Nut: Micarta
  • Neck Thickness: .80 at 1st Fret, .89 at 12th fret
  • Scale: 25 1/2″
  • Frets: Med/Wide
  • Bridge: TonePros Wraparound
  • Tuners: Hipshot Classic
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Hot Tele Stack
  • Electronics: CTS 500K Tone & Vol Pots
  • Mullard .015mfd Tone Control Capacitor, .001mf Treble Bypass Capacitor w/150k Resistor
  • Pickguard: 1968 Alabama License Plate, Steel
  • Control Knobs: Daka-Ware “Cupcake” Knobs
  • Pickup Mount: Distressed Aluminum
  • Body Finish: Shellac & Flat Waterbone Varnish
  • Neck Finish: Shellac
  • Hardware: Aged Nickel
  • Case Included
  • Weight: 6.7lbs