The UNIVERSUM GUITARS factory was founded in February 2016 in the unique town of Bila Tserkva in Kyiv Region, Ukraine.
The decision of building a factory for production of electric guitars was a joint effort of three people: two creative and skilled guitar makers — Vadim Gavrilenko and Dmitry Gavrilenko — who over the 20+ years of making electric musical instruments have earned a great reputation with well-known Ukrainian and foreign guitar players, and Alexander Doroshenko, a design engineer and innovator whose life-long dream has been to put his knowledge to use in making such instruments.
Creating an electric guitar that would be the handcrafted epitome of harmony with nature and every living thing — this in fact was the goal set for the factory’s team and the luthiers that were to achieve that goal with their own hands.
To solve this conundrum, we had to recall the ancient knowledge of the Golden Ratio that has been given us across all those centuries.
The first guitar was designed without any prototypes. Once it had been completed, its shape and sounding came naturally and at once, without any remodeling, adjustments or tuning.
The UNIVERSUM GUITARS are designed in line with the universal laws of harmony, in the Golden Ratio. They are made of high-quality, naturally dried (for over 5 years) tonewood using high-end equipment, and manually assembled and tuned up by the factory’s highly skilled personnel who have teamed up to achieve the common creative goal — to make premium professional instruments for musicians with the most delicate demands.
The individual components, devices and systems our guitars are furnished with are engineered and manufactured at the UNIVERSUM GUITARS CUSTOM SHOP.
Building Universum together!