Garnut Guitars and Lutherie Supplies


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New, Shopworn, and Used Guitars

We do not currently have any new guitars in stock.
Here are a few shopworn and used Garnut Guitars (and here are all of the builder's Garnut Guitars). If you see something you like in either web page, please inquire at GarnutGuitars@gmail.com




Rosewood Back and Side Sets

Price reduction
5 new Braz and a few Madagascar & Honduran sets added
Additional discount proportional to sales total exceeding $750

Sizes of materials are approximate. Click on the image to see an enlarged view of the set. All sets that appear on this page are currently available.


Brazilian Rosewood

Brazilian rosewood (dalbergia nigra) was used to build the finest guitars since the early 1900s; Martin guitars of Style 21 and above were built with Braziiian rosewood until 1969. In 1992 an international group, CITES, identified Brazilian rosewood as an endangered species, and recommended restricting its importation/exportation; most countries honor the restriction, thereby severely reducing the amount of available Brazilian rosewood. As a result, Brazilian rosewood used for guitars today was either exported from Brazil before 1992, or it was salvaged (meaning it is not subject to the export restriction). Some of these sets are from pre-CITES sources and others are from salvage sources, e.g. tree stumps, logs reclaimed from the bottom of rivers, reclaimed building lumber, etc. We acquired all of these Brazilian sets between 2004 and 2010, and since careful documentation of the wood's history was not actively required by the government until about 2014, we have only limited documentation addressing the wood's source.


BR-OG-3
D set (8 1/2" x 21 3/4")
$1179 ($1129 after sales total discount)

BR-OG-16
D set (7 3/4" x 21")
$1099 ($1049 after sales total discount)

BR-OG-29
D set (7 3/4" x 22")
$1049 ($999 after sales total discount)

BR-OG-27
000/OM set (7 1/2" x 20 1/2")
$949 ($899 after sales total discount)





BR-OG-12
00 set (7 1/2" x 20 1/2")
$749

BR-8
Dreadnought set (8 1/2" x 22")
$719

BR-18
Dreadnought set (8 1/2" x 22")
$719

BR-19
Dreadnought set (8" x 20 3/4")
$719




BR-20
Dreadnought set (8 1/4" x 22")
$719



BR-191 Dread
(8.25" x 20.75"; 30.25" sides )
$699

BR-80 Dread
(8" x 21")
$699

BR-24 Dread
(8.5" x 22")
$699

BR-36
000/OM set (7 3/4" x 21 1/2")
$699

BR-10
Dreadnought set (8.25" x 23")
$649

BR-15
Dreadnought set (7.75" x 23")
$639

BR-134
Dreadnought set (8" x 21")
$639




BR-74
Dreadnought set (8 1/4" x 23")
$529

BR-26
Dreadnought set (7 3/4" x 21")
$529

BR-32
00 set (7 3/8" - 6 5/8" x 21 3/4")
$459

BR-31
Dreadnought set (8 1/4" x 22")
$499




BR-30
000 set (7 7/8" x 21 7/8")
$469

BR-35
00 set (7 1/4" x 21 3/8")
$449

BR-37
Dreadnought set (8 1/8" x 21 1/4")
$419

BR-431
4-piece set.
Each back half is 2 jointed pieces.
Dread size (8.75" x 22")
$299



Madagascar Rosewood

Madagascar rosewood (dalbergia baronii ) is currently one of the most sought-after rosewoods for making guitars. There are many different kinds of Madagascar rosewood, but suppliers generally refer to any rosewood harvested from Madagascar as "Madagascar rosewood," often using an arbitrary scientific name of one of the species of Madagascar rosewood. It is a very nice substitute for Brazilian rosewood, having great appearance and tone. The trees are small, so it is difficult to find a full quarter sawn back.


Mad-5
D set (8 3/8" x 24 1/4")
$419

Mad-6
D set (8 3/4" x 24 1/4")
$419

Mad-17
D set (9" x 24")
$439



Honduran Rosewood

Honduran rosewood (dalbergia stevensonii) is a popular substitutes for Brazilian rosewood. It does not exhibit as much diversity in pattern as Brazilian, but it has more diversity than, say, East Indian rosewood. It is a very dense wood that usually has a terrific tap tone (and hence great tone in the finished product).


HR-15
D set (9" x 25")
$279



















Necks

  • Mahogany Block, each block will make 2 necks.
    • 31" x 3.25" x 3.25", mahogany. $80



Purfling and Backstrips



Fine Herringbone, 34" x 0.130" x 0.060". $4 ea.
(Also use for backstrip on pre war Style 21 guitars)


D-28 Checker, 21" x 0.165" x 0.100". $5 ea.



Tools

  • Stewart MacDonald binding routing tool. Used to build 2-3 guitars. StewMac No. 5248, requires 5/16" router bit (see StewMac routing tool page). Used to build 2-3 guitars. New cost is $47.70, this like new tool is $30.00.
  • Pferd Wood Rasp, half-round, Coarse, 12", brand new. Amazon price is $29.33, $22.50/ea.



303-818-4344
GarnutGuitars@gmail.com
Boulder, Colorado


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