Autumn’s arrived and despite the rain we’ve had recently our local reservoir’s water level is still very low.
Now, on to guitar things: We’re just waiting for the strings to settle in so we can set up this custom Carey for Ron who’ll be coming over from Dorset to collect his new guitar.
We inlaid a honeybee on the twelfth fret and a rose on the heel cap for him.
We’d like to thank Bendigo for this photo of his Brook collection! – left to right – a Lamorna, two Lyns and a Torridge.
This baritone Tavy has just gone off to Coda, tuned C to C with a 680 mm scale.
And this Teign is about to go to Project Music in Exeter.
Talking of projects, here’s one – we drew up plans for a small bodied five string bass for a customer, he’s chosen the fourteen fret to the body option, we’ll be starting it later in the year.
We refinished and set up this mandolin for Hannah, a local musician. She inherited it from her uncle who made it along with other instruments.
Andy’s just re-glued the bindings on this sunburst Martin CE0-7 and touched up the finish. We’ve another of these with the same problem arriving in the next couple of days.
For years now we’ve had customers asking for Brook t-shirts and sweat shirts, here’s the first of our samples, we’ll let you know when we’ve worked out the prices and postage.
We made up this wooden pickguard to cover up some pick damage to the top of this Tamar.
It was good to see Jim Causley and Trev Munkenbeck with Mariners Away featured on BBC Spotlight recently, Trev was playing his baritone Tamar.