Brook Guitars News July 2023

July 2023

David, a superb guitarist, ordered this custom Otter, our slope shouldered dreadnought.

David and his Brook Otter

He opted for plenty of abalone inlay

Brook Otter Koa Top

We used matching koa for the top, back and sides,

Brook Otter Koa Back

There’s a koa veneer on the back of the headstock and an abalone border on the face. Check out how David’s new guitar sounds on our YouTube channel.

Brook Otter Koa Headstock

Danny and Alex came down to pick up the latest two guitars for Intersound.

Danny and Alex with two Brooks

Bob picked up his new Tamar,

Bob and his Tamar

640 mm scale,

Bob's new Tamar

Belly bridge, European spruce top with walnut back and sides

Brook Tamar with walnut back

And Jack adapted a robin, holly and laurel leaf headstock inlay from Bob’s original design.

Robin headstock inlay

Bob sent us this photo of the new guitar accompanied by his other two Brooks.

Trio of Brooks

Nick from the band Pendragon brought over this badly damaged 000-18. Andy did a fine job putting the jigsaw puzzle back together before refinishing the side.

Martin repair

Here’s Jamie Meldau with his Taw playing with Cable Street at The Gold Hill Festival in Shaftesbury earlier in the month. No leopards were harmed in the making of the hat!

Jamie and his Brook Taw

Ian Chatterton now has Michelle’s Torridge and appropriately sent us this photo taken by the river Torridge in Bideford.

Ian and his Torridge by the Torridge

Alan called in for a look around the workshop and for a quick tweak of his two Brooks.

Alan with his Brook Torridge and Lamorna

An excellent photo of Julian in his wild garden in Milton Keynes wearing his Brook tee shirt.

Julian in his garden in his Brook tee shirt

It was great to hear Antony Chipperfield playing some of his songs on his Tavy a few weeks ago,

Antony and his Brook Tavy

Antony owns and runs the excellent Rambler’s Rest on Exmoor – Britain’s highest coastal road tea room!

The Rambler's Rest Tea Room

Megan and Brian from Red, Green and Blue picked up two repairs we’d just carried out on two of their guitars: a new bridge and sorting out the intonation on the Eastman, and mending the split side on the Blondel.

Megan and Brian

Tony popped in the other day accompanied by Pete, Tony had come over from Australia to visit and place an order for a Lyn.

Tony and Peter at the Brook Guitars workshop

Andy refinished this Eric Clapton Strat where the original lacquer was literally falling off.

Fender Strat refinish

With the second display of fine headwear  this month we have Tony proudly showing off his new Brook bucket hat!

Tony in his Brook hat