About us

Overview

Dahrendorf Guitars is a small company located in Moscow, Russia. We’re making our guitars completely by hand using highest quality hand-selected materials. All guitar designs are completely original. Generally we’re crafting by ourselfes not only «wooden» parts of our guitars but also pickups and hardware.

Who we are

The company was founded by russian luthier Sergey Poedinko in 2013. Sergey started to play classic guitar at the age of 7 and at the age of 12 he took his first electric. Since it was old soviet guitar it required a lot of work for just to make it sound. So diving into the guitar repair and modification buisiness happened pretty early.

At the age of 18 Sergey jumped at bass and soon became one of the most busy bass players in his hometown Omsk in Siberia. At the same time he continued to modify his basses but the idea to make his own instruments once came to mind with time became leading. Since it was nearly impossible to find a proper materials for a guitar making in Siberia Sergey decided to move to Moscow.

Soon after in Moscow the first prototypes was created and in 2013 Dahrendorf Guitars was founded.

Besides guitar making Sergey always had passion in a social studies resulted in obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s degree in Political Science.

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What we do

What is a good guitar? What is a perfect guitar? Is it possible to make one? Or there is no perfect guitar and it’s just a matter of taste? What is a guitar after all??? What we’re doing here in Dahrendorf Guitars is trying to find the answers for these questions. We can say we study a guitar philosophy.

In our work we aim to find ways to improve a guitar. We’re trying to rethink and redifine a guitar. We’re searching that point where tradition and innovation are merging in a perfect balance.

When we’re not philosophizing we’re just sawing, drilling, routing, cuting, carving, gluing, inlaying, shaping, planing, filing, polishing wood and metal.