About Garnut Guitars

I am the luthier and only employee of Garnut Guitars. I am retired from a lifelong occupation as a computer scientist (I am still a Professor Emeritus at CU). I also worked at research laboratories and for public companies, both as a consultant and as an employee.

I have had an interest in acoustic guitars since the early 1960s (I still have my Guild jumbo 12-string that I bought in about 1967). There have been many years since the 1960s when I had liitle/no time for guitars and musics, but that changed in the late 1990s when my wife bought a Martin HD-28 for a birthday. I resumed playing regularly at that time. In 2003 I bought an old Martin that had a bad overspray job. I decided to work on the old Martin with some simple repairs, and slowly removing most of the overspray. My interest in lutherie followed that experience; in 2004 my first guitar was a StewMac 000 kit, and my second guitar was a Gibson-style Jumbo built from scratch.

I have built almost 40 acoustic guitars since 2004 see the gallery . Now in 2017, I am slowing down on lutherie, but I see myself building at least a few guitars in the coming years.

Thanks for your interest, and I hope you enjoy your visit to my web site,
Gary Nutt

Boulder, Colorado

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