- electric guitars
Dagmar Custom Guitars was founded around 2008 by Pete Swanson, was previously a woodworker in the custom yacht industry. Swanson applied his nautical wood bending skills to guitar making and Dagmar Custom Guitars was born. In his first year of business Pete displayed three of his archtop guitars at the Montreal Guitar Show. In 2010 he was awarded an Ontario Arts Council Crafts Projects Grant to help him further develop his art.
The curved sides of each Dagmar Custom Guitar are made from individual wooden segments rather than the traditional steam bent thin sides. To fit all these pieces requires precise mechanical machining combined with hand sculpting. Even though his methods are innovative, the checkered look of these sides gives theses guitars a fifties vibe