Scott Nygaard

Scott Nygaard

San Anselmo, CA

Playing Level

  • Advanced

Playing Styles and Interests

  • Bluegrass

Professional Status

  • Performer
    Recording Artist

Scott Nygaard, editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine, is a Grammy-winning guitarist with more than 35 years’ experience. He has performed and recorded with Tim O’Brien, Chris Thile, Darol Anger, Jerry Douglas, and many others; toured with Joan Baez and Anonymous 4; and released two solo albums, No Hurry and Dreamer’s Waltz (Rounder), as well as albums with his trio Crow Molly, the Webster Sisters, and Swedish guitarist Roger Tallroth. He is the author of the Stringletter/Hal Leonard books Bluegrass Guitar Essentials and Fiddle Tunes and Folk Songs for Beginning Guitar and has recorded an instructional DVD, Bluegrass Lead Guitar, for Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop. In 2007 he was awarded a "Kaufy" from Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamps for "contributions to flatpicking."

My Guitars & Gear

1956 Martin D-28. 2004 Bourgeois Country Boy Deluxe (with an Adirondack spruce top and cocobolo back and sides). 2000 Schoenberg Standard (00-size) with Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides.

My Groups

Playing Guitar

Playing Guitar Group
486 members


Classical Group
83 members


Flatpicking Group
162 members


Recording Group
107 members

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