Rick Camp wrote to let us know that the Clyst model we originally made for him back in 2001 was now 20 years old, it’s been gigged extensively, here are a couple of photos of Rick and the Clyst in action!
Regular visitors will be aware that this is our new website. We’re still tweaking it, let us know what you think. We’re really pleased with the way it’s turned out – we’ve nodded our heads to the style of the old site and improved the information on the different models and their relative sizes.
We made this 12 string Tavy for Andrew in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire. It has a Sitka top
And English walnut back and sides, Andrew was after one similar to the one we made for Ant Phillips.
Since the first lockdown and the ending of any live musical activity, our old friend, musician Richard James has taken to writing! His latest book is about the rock band UFO and, like buses, he has three more coming along shortly, celebrating Tom Petty, Status Quo and Joe Jackson. We promised Richard we’d give him a special author’s discount when his sales catch up with previous Brook owner, author Kazuo Ishiguro.
We had some stormy weather the other morning,
Andy discovered the lane blocked by a fallen tree and had to take a detour to the workshop.
Spring is in the air and Jez took the opportunity to take this little un to the park! He wrote “Thanks so much for your hand in my present! We’re setting a pattern here with the Lyn for my 40th, Holly for 50th….”
Jack started making up some mahogany linings
So Andy thought it may be time to overhaul the jig he made up to slot them on the bandsaw!
I started roughing out the padauk neck for James in Michigan, as always with padauk there’s a lot of bright orange sawdust!
I thinned out the neck and narrowed it a little on this classical guitar for Matt from Exeter,
Here we have the first coats of lacquer on James’ Tamar and Matt’s classical.
Megan and Brian from the duo Red, Green and Blue came down for set-ups on their guitars and treated us to an impromptu concert!
We’ve just reset the neck on this twenty one year old Taw
And this Gibson LG-0, we also replaced the cheap plastic bridge with an ebony one.
Stay safe as we start to come out of lockdown.