Preowned Dismal Ax Barnstormer “Sirocco”


After World War I, and before aviation regulations, many former military pilots bought surplus planes from the government, and toured the countryside performing daring aerial stunts. They were called “barnstormers,” and these guitars are a tribute to them, as well as the planes they flew,
and the barns they stormed. The standard Barnstormer series features bodies built from sections of 2×4 or 2×6 rafters, hollowed out to reduce weight, and are available in beech, oak and elm. Original saw marks are left showing, and lightly sanded to accentuate them. The finish is a flat waterborne varnish, which keeps the rough sawn look while providing a smooth and comfortable feel. All Barnstormers can also be custom ordered with plain slab or barnwood topped bodies. The necks are either one piece or laminated, and attached to the body with a full width mortise and tenon joint.


  • Model: Barnstormer
  • Body: Salvaged Pine
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Persimmon w/ Cream Position Markers
  • Nut: Micarta
  • Scale: 25″
  • Frets: Med/Wide
  • Bridge: Dismal Ax Compensated Aluminum Bridge/Tailpiece Combo
  • Tuners: Vintage Kluson Style
  • Pickups: Dismal Homespun Single Coil
  • Pickguard: Vintage Sirocco Heater Plate, Brass
  • Finish: Milk Paint
  • Case Included
  • Weight: 6lbs 2oz