Dismal Ax Road Dog “Heart of Dixie”


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: Salvaged Pine
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Black Locust w/ Cream Position Markers
  • Nut: Micarta
  • Nut Width: 1.69″
  • Neck Thickness: .83 at 1st Fret, .93 at 12th fret
  • Scale: 25″
  • Frets: Med/Wide
  • Bridge: Brass Hardtail
  • Tuners: Hipshot Classic, Chrome
  • Pickups: Dismal Homespun Single Coil Set
  • Electronics: CTS 500K Tone & Vol Pots, 5-Way Switch
  • Mullard .015mfd Tone Control Capacitor, .001mf Treble Bypass Capacitor w/ 150k Resistor
  • Pickguard: 1963 Alabama License Plate, Steel
  • Control Knobs: Daka-ware “Cupcake” Style
  • Finish: Shellac & Flat Waterbone Varnish
  • Case Included
  • Weight: 8.0lbs