Louise has been waiting for a long time to come down and personally pick up her new Blackwater!
Like Louise’s last Brook it was customised to her specifications, this time with lunar inlays,
And exotic ebony back and sides with a figured maple centre strip,
She was brought up in New Zealand and chose the Southern Cross as a pick-guard inlay!
Another rather interesting Brook is going off to James Filkins in the U.S. in a couple of days – a twelve fret cutaway Tamar,
With koa back and sides, padouk neck and binding,
African blackwood for the fingerboard, bridge and head veneer, with a mixture of these woods for the rosette.
Along with inlays of James’ design on the headstock
Owen sent us this photo of himself and his new Lamorna at the Boilerhouse Gallery in Corfe Castle along with the message ” Please find the attached photo of me with the best guitar I have ever played”. Excellent, thanks Owen!
Here’s Pete picking up the Taw we made for him, we featured the guitar in last month’s news!
Rosa Rebecka gave a spirited performance at our local music day with the Lyn we made for her ten years ago out of local yew.
Thanks to Dave Rich, for all the hard work that went into organizing the thirty acts
who played at the various venues throughout the town.
This walnut and moon spruce Taw went off to Rob in Leeds, he’s promised us a photo for next month’s news!
Lastly a couple of Gibsons in for some attention: first off – a fine 1920 ‘F’ style mandolin that had suffered some serious damage, Andy got it back together and improved on a previous, less sympathetic repair.
It’s never a great surprise when we get one of these in – yet another Les Paul headstock break!
Andy did a fine job on this, you can hardly see the join!