We’ll start off this month with a couple of tasters for the November news so I won’t tell you too much about them until then! This one is George’s left handed Weaver
And this Lamorna is for Geoff, they’ll be picking them in a couple of weeks.
Ron collected the Carey we featured last month
And Mark came down for a set up on his Lamorna and brought along these very nice American custom Steineggers for us to look at!
Alan kindly sent us this photo of himself with his Lamorna and his Torridge, The picture was taken at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire. Any Brook owners who’d like to be included please do send us a photo.
We made a new neck for this yew Lamorna, John had flown over from the States and the neck had been irreparably damaged during the flight.
An interesting story with this ten year old Torridge – Phil took it with him when he moved to Australia seven years ago. A piece of metal furniture fell on the guitar recently and cracked the ribs. Phil was coming over for a meeting in Germany, took a detour to Heathrow and drove down to see us. Andy managed to repair the Torridge while he waited, then Phil drove back to Heathrow and off to his meeting!
Richard’s building up his collection of Brooks. His series of music books must be paying off! Here’s his latest on Joe Jackson along with the plan of the Bovey tenor guitar he’s just ordered.
You’ll see we’ve taken our in-house style guru Andy to the glamorous location of his workbench to model one of our new range of Brook merchandising. Should anyone wish to look similarly stylishly attired let us know and we’ll supply purchasing information.
More of this nice old stock Honduras Mahogany from Guatemala arrived last week. That should keep us going in necks for several months.
Here’s a close up of the binding separating from the bodies on the Martins,
One here’s been repaired and going back to its owner, the other’s recently come in for the same treatment.
We built a new bridge for this ‘f’ style mandolin for David.
Richard has a couple of our guitars and he’s decided to sell the highly customized bubinga Lyn we made for him last year to help fund a bigger Brook model. If anyone would like to try it it’s here at the workshop.
A friend brought this around to my house to ask if it were worth us repairing it…..sometimes you just have to say no!
Lastly – a couple of photos of the orchard first thing in the morning
With the remainder of a very good crop of apples.