Tom Fladmark. has been an autoharp player for thirty years and an autoharp builder for twenty years. He was recently inducted into the Autoharp Hall of Fame. Tom apprenticed with master autoharp builder, George Orthey where he learned the basics of fine instrument building. Combining all his experience as a woodworker, luthier and autoharp player,
He started Fladmark Woodworks in his small shop in central Pennsylvania. After a few years of building autoharps, he realized a need for a better and more reliable supply of autoharp strings. So, he invested in the equipment necessary and now spend much of my time making quality autoharp strings as well as autoharps. His approach to autoharp building has always been about quality and consistency, not quantity. Each Fladmark Autoharp is handmade by Tom, from start to finish, and is given attention to detail that makes a Fladmark Autoharp a delight to play, and beautiful to behold.
Over the years, he has built hundreds of autoharps and his customers include professional musicians, serious amateurs as well as beginners. He has enjoyed getting to know many wonderful people in the autoharp community and states, “There is nothing that gives me more satisfaction than hearing a Fladmark Autoharp being played and seeing the joy it brings to the owner.”