Garrison Guitars

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Garrison Guitars
Industry Musical instruments (guitars)
Fate Acquired (2007)
Successor Gibson Guitar Corporation
Founded 1993
Founder Chris Griffiths
Headquarters St. John's, Newfoundland
Area served
Alex Lifeson of Rush playing his Garrison GD25-12 guitar

Garrison Guitars was founded by Newfoundland native Chris Griffiths. He designed an injection mold process to efficiently manufacture an active bracing system that uses one piece of glass fiber instead of more than 30 individually cut wood pieces to support the inner structure of his guitars. This reduced his manufacturing time from several hours to 45 seconds on this piece.[1] The company was purchased in 2007 by the Gibson Guitar Corporation,[2] and converted to produce the short-lived Gibson acoustic Songmaker series.