I’m Tom Glander

Tom Glander mugshot

What makes me special in the guitar world? Am I some kind of gifted savant doing what he loves? Savant, no. Gifted, yes. But above all else, just plain hard work and great eye-hand coordination, plus years and years of experience in the building trades, plus years building pipe organs have all lent their time to create the able individual I am today.

Below is a photo of one of the organs I had the pleasure of building as an apprentice pipe organ builder for Richards, Fowkes & Co. It was time well spent, as I learned a number of woodworking techniques that have stood me well over the years.

Gold leaf Glander and custom truss rod cover on the headstock for Kevin Smith’s guitar.
Detail from a Tele style custom.