Boutique Chic: Dagmar Custom Guitars

July 14th, 2011

By Tor Caracappa, Head of Visual for John Varvatos

Like you, I love cool stuff. That said, a curvy guitar without a single 90-degree angle anywhere? Made from beautiful woods with a carbon-fiber lining, sporting both a retro look and a space age design? That all sounds cool. Even the fact that these Dagmars are constructed using a “string of math equations to calculate all of the continuously changing and transitioning radiuses that make up the shape of the guitar’s rim” sounds cool to me! I think Pete Swanson is on to something here….

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  1. Posted by Gaye Impey on August 11th, 2011, 12:44 [Reply]

    WOW! What a unique and thought-provoking design, and a fabulous finish! Thank you so much for showing Gretchen.

  2. Posted by Sandor Csank on August 11th, 2011, 12:45 [Reply]

    Dagmar guitars are wooden musical wet dreams! Imaginative, whimsical styling, combined with skilled and careful craftsmanship and with great sound and feel… what more could anyone ask?

  3. Posted by Tim Cashman on August 11th, 2011, 13:02 [Reply]

    His guitars not only sound sexy, but they have better curves then my wife…shhh don’t tell her that. One day I hope to own one of his ladies.

  4. Posted by Maria on August 11th, 2011, 16:29 [Reply]

    Can we get more on Dagmar? This is just a tease

  5. Posted by Niki Walker on August 11th, 2011, 18:47 [Reply]

    Absolutely killer! More on Dagmar Custom Guitars, please — would be amazing to see how these are made.

  6. Posted by Pete Swanson on August 11th, 2011, 19:41 [Reply]

    Thank you Tor for blogging about my guitars! I deeply appreciate the attention and promo help! Wishing you all the best with the arrival of your wee bundle!

  7. Posted by J.P. Kallio on August 12th, 2011, 12:44 [Reply]

    To me Pete’s guitars are modern classics!

  8. Posted by Gord Rand on August 12th, 2011, 12:48 [Reply]

    Hey this guitar is really cool! I’d love to find out more!

  9. Posted by Jane Blamires on August 12th, 2011, 17:16 [Reply]

    Wow! Those guitars are fantastic! Beautifully constructed. I would love to know more about Dagmar and their techniques…and something about their sound would be great, too!

  10. Posted by Tim Kays on August 13th, 2011, 00:29 [Reply]

    If you think that Pete ‘…is on to something here,’ you should see some of his other creations. Cover your keyboard first…your drooling will short it out.

  11. Posted by Matt Swanson on August 13th, 2011, 00:41 [Reply]

    Dagmar has mastered a unique and beautiful process that enhances the look and sound of the traditional guitar.

  12. Posted by Scott Gammon on August 14th, 2011, 22:51 [Reply]

    Beautifully crafted, amazing construction, and unique designs. And some humorous nods to some of the inspirations. “Gretchen” for instance. A Dagmar is on my wish list!!

  13. Posted by Frank on August 18th, 2011, 21:54 [Reply]


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