"All violins are carved from wood, sealed with varnish and play
the same notes. So why does a centuries old Stradavarius
sound better than all other violins?
Because of the expertise and determination of its maker."
"Hi! My name is Ray Gander and I would like to welcome you to Gander Guitars. I've been sculpting some of the most uniquely designed and beautifully exotic solid body electric guitars in the world. Intonation, sustain, tone, feel of the neck, string action, stainless steel frets, balance, comfort and overall quality are second to none.
My exclusive clients insist on no compromise between beauty, design or innovation... and I insist on giving them no less than the best in a totally custom instrument."
The flagship of the Gander Signature line is the new Jamie Glaser Signature Model. Jamie is a world class musician who sat with Ray and discussed building the ultimate playable guitar. The culmination of this collaboration was the only guitar in the world endorsed by this world class musician. It incorporates several exclusive features that are now built into all Gander Guitars.
The following quotes are from an unsolicited letter from Jamie Glaser after owning his new Gander guitar for a short time.
It’s the best guitar I have ever seen, heard, or played..."
“I am one of the luckiest musicians on the planet being able to record and tour with some of the greatest artists that have ever lived. I would like to share my excitement about my new Jamie Glaser signature model guitar from Gander Guitars. It’s the best guitar I have ever seen, heard, or played and it is truly a work of art. Ray Gander has taken the time and care to blend the best materials available into a masterpiece that only a master craftsman could create."
“The whammy bar works beautifully.....without the use of springs.”
“Probably the most amazing thing is Ray’s patented invention, a graphite reinforcement beam that goes through the whole guitar eliminating the need for a truss rod.”
Gander Guitars - Signature Series - Quick Summary
|The Aquarius is made of solid flamed Maple with an Ebony front panel and Ebony and Bloodwood highlights. The Maple / Ebony fretboard has 22 frets. Scale length is 25.5”. The neck is Maple. Hardware is Seymour Duncan pickups, Grover tuners, roller bridge, and the Gander springless tremolo.|
|This Aries is made of solid bird’s-eye Maple with Purpleheart front panel and Ebony and Purpleheart highlights. The Maple fretboard has 22 frets. Scale length 25.5” The neck is Maple. Hardware is Lawrence pick-ups, Grover tuners, and a Yamaha - style adjustable bridge.|
|Any of my guitars can be special ordered as left-hand. This Gemini will be made so that, by switching the strings, it can be played either left or right handed. It comes with a left and right tremolo arm and a left and right nut ( which is removable on all my guitars ). Body is AAAA-“quilted” Maple layered with Mahogany and Bloodwood. Typical hardware. Read the review in Guitar Player Magazine!|
|The Leo is made of solid flamed Maple and solid figured Bubinga. The fretboard is book-matched Cocobolo with 22 frets. The scale length is 25.5” Hardware is Seymour Duncan pick-ups, Grover tuners, Schaller rollerbridge, and Gander tremolo|
|The Jamie Glaser Signature Model is made of solid flamed Maple with an Ebony front panel and Ebony and Bloodwood highlights. The Maple / Ebony fretboard has 22 frets. Scale length is 25.5”. The neck is Maple. Hardware is Seymour Duncan pickups, Grover tuners, roller bridge, and the Gander springless tremolo.|
|The Taurus has a cocobola -wood fretboard It also has a new shape to the back of the neck that players find very comfortable and “playable”. It has Grover mini tuners, a Schaller roller bridge, and Seymour Duncan pick-ups along with the patented springless Gander tremolo. I am pleased to say, this guitar will soon be reviewed in Guitar Player magazine. Look for it in an upcoming issue.|