We’ll start off with the two guitars we mentioned last month. Firstly Geoff and Dominique picked up this custom Lamorna. It has a torrefied Sitka spruce top.
The walnut was from a tree felled in Dominique’s family home in France and Geoff brought over a board of it for us to use for the back and sides.
Jack inlaid these two swallows on the headstock.
Following that we have George and his left handed Weaver –
This has Tasmanian blackwood back and sides – it could easily be mistaken for koa!
Jack inlaid two selections from George’s late wife’s favorite painting, this on the headstock and the following image around the twelfth fret.
George wrote “I’m thrilled with it. It immediately felt comfortable and the clarity and depth of tone from the small body is outstanding – even on the upper frets. And, with the wood choices and Jack’s superb inlay work, it is a real beauty”.
Here’s Tony with his new Little Silver – expressing digitally how many Brook guitars he now owns!
We had a film crew over a couple of weeks ago to interview us for a documentary about our mentor Andy Manson.
Talking of Andy this is the latest of the Ian Anderson model that he designed and we build that’s going out to Jack in the U.S.
This close up shows the moustache bridge and pearl and ebony rosette.
Andy sprayed an attractive sunburst top on this Lamorna for Richard in Yorkshire.
Here’s a close up of the top and the custom shaped slotted headstock. We’re awaiting a delivery of Hiscox cases so we can send this off to Richard.
The same goes for this Taw for Andrew, coincidentally also in Yorkshire!
Here’s the Sitka top and walnut back and sides
Malcolm sent us this photo of Jamie, his fellow guitarist in Cable Street, with Jamie’s brace of Brooks that he uses exclusively (the Martin’s Malcolm’s!).
Martin’s an old friend from the RMMGA meetings in Buxton, he brought down the Lamorna he bought from Project Music for us to fit a pickup system.
Another sunburst – Andy’s spraying a Tele body for Matt, another old friend!
We had a couple more set-ups for Beth Gibbons – her Takamine and her 1999 rosewood and Sitka Taw.
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