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Glory Guitars

st. paul, mn




  • I love Glory Guitars! Jim Does brilliant work! Superb tone and craftsmanship. I was fortunate enought to play several (Glory Guitars builds) at a recent gig. I couldn't decide which one I liked best...they were all so good!
    — Peter Furler, singer/songwriter/producer
  • I am such a fan of what Jim is doing with Glory Guitars! Acute attention to detail in every way in the craftsmanship of what he’s making. His care and support of musicians is strongly evidenced in the guitar set up I received. Without a doubt the best my guitar has ever felt or played. Period. Glory Guitars is gold.
    — Mark Alan Schoolmeesters, Lead Worship Pastor, Emmanuel Christian Center / Emmanuel LIVE
  • I couldn’t recommend anyone more than I do Jim with Glory Guitars. I have had my basses set-up by tons of different people over the years but Jim's quality of work, attention to detail and amazing customer service is unbeatable. You can tell he cares about every instrument that he works on, as well as caring about the owners and their ministry. I am so thankful for Jim and Glory Guitars. The work is second to none. From a recent Instagram post: "I absolutely love what I do! I am passionate about music and telling people all around the world about Jesus. I also love getting to partner with awesome companies who support what I do. @gloryguitars is one of those companies. This Cornerstone Bass just traveled with me to 9 different countries, through the climate changes, the airplanes and getting knocked around, it still looks and plays amazing. Feeling very blessed right now.
    — Neal Cameron, Bass Guitarist, Kutless
  • God is using Jim in such mighty ways through his new venture, Glory Guitars! Jim has done masterful work on my Gibson Hummingbird, which I use weekly in leading worship. Jim's knowledge of guitars, the luthier craft, and playing week in and week out really helps him have the upper hand when setting up all of my guitars. A few years ago I was on the road with my band, Zealand Worship, and had the misfortune of my ES-335 taking a spill and cracking the headstock, to which Jim quickly repaired in just a week's time to have ready for the next show. The 335 plays better than ever! I've been playin one of Jim's Voice of Thunder guitars. I LOVE it, and am using it exclusively on the Newsboys United tour with Zealand Worship and in the studio with great results! I love this guitar so much, I recently bought a Glory Guitars Shepherd TL-ST. It absolutely ROCKS! Jim is most definitely the man for the job and his heart for the Lord and those who serve him make him a no-brainer for your next set-up, repair, or custom build!
    — Ben Garrett, Vocalist/Guitarist, Zealand Worship & Iron Range
  • I just wanted to send you some feedback about Glory Guitars. Jim came out and saved my Martin!! Just take a look at the pictures and you'll see the quality work this guy does. Jim is great to work with, is a great communicator, definitely knows his stuff and has a heart for worship and the church. Plus, I love that he comes on-site!! I would recommend him to anyone.
    — Peter Herzog, Discipleship Pastor, Chapel Hill Church - Eagan, MN
  • I am AMAZED! Friends, if you need any guitar work (major or minor) check out Jim Detloff at Glory Guitars. I am a perfectionist when it comes to finding a Luthier. I have tried W*****'s, a bunch of private guys and yes, even H*******'s. NONE have pleased me. Then, I met Jim, and he is incredible! His work is impeccable and he's a perfectionist, like me. I am 33 years old, and have been playing guitar for 20 years. I have finally found the guy I trust with all my stuff. He makes your guitar feel like it did the day you bought it. Seriously, there is no one better!
    — Jon Oney, Creative Arts Director & Worship Pastor, Berean Baptist Church - Lakeville, MN
  • We’ve been having Jim with Glory Guitars come out to our church through their “Glory Plus” service plan since May of 2015. Once or twice a month he’s on site, in the church building setting up instruments, performing repair work, taking care of string changes, and just making sure that all our instruments and amps are performing perfectly for worship. It’s inspiring to play an instrument that is playing so well, thanks to Jim! We never have to wonder if we need a string change or if there might be issues with any of our guitars, basses, mandolins, etc…because they’re all good…all the time now! Jim’s attention to detail and the overall quality of his work is second to none. Gone are the days of bringing instruments in to some shop for service and waiting a week or two to have to go pick them up! On a personal level, Jim is wonderful to work with, his professionalism, timeliness, communication and heart make it a joy to work with him. I highly recommend Jim and Glory Guitars to any church utilizing guitarists and bass players for worship. Glory Guitars has been…and will continue to be a huge blessing to worship at Hosanna!
    — Chris Greseth, Worship Pastor, Hosanna! Church, Lakeville, MN
  • Jim's work is amazing! I had an acoustic guitar electronics issue that two other guitar techs couldn't figure out. They each quoted me $500+ to just replace everything. After only a few minutes Jim had the issue diagnosed, and then repaired it... for MUCH less than $500 (less than $80 actually!) I'm currently on one of his monthly service plans at the church that I work for and am excited to have my guitars playing smoothly all the time... and happy to have the opportunity to bless volunteer musicians with quality guitar work.
    — Ryan Nyquist, Worship Director, Faith Covenant Church, Burnsville, MN
  • Jim does an absolutely PERFECT job. I gave him my beat up Partscaster to set up and in less than a week he brought it back to me...all I could say was WOW. He went above and beyond...and now that beat up old Partscaster, that couldn't even stay in tune, is one of my go-to guitars that plays like a million bucks! If you're looking for the best guitar set up in town, have Jim do it.
    — JonCarlos Velez, Worship Pastor, Emmanuel Christian Center
  • Just got my Heritage H-575 back after Jim had finished a complete re-fret of the instrument. The guitar has NEVER played so well or had such good intonation. Jim's work is top-notch and if I ever need additional work done on my guitars then I won't hesitate to hand the "kids" over to him. Well done, Jim. Many thanks!
    — Bob - Eagan, MN
  • Excited to have this 60s RI Strat playing and feeling like a million bucks thanks to Jim at Glory Guitars. Check out his work, it's meticulous and beautiful!
    — Andrew Schibilla, Owner, Analog Endeavors, Hopkins, MN





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