Brook Guitars News September 2023

September 2023

We’ve just completed this little Weaver for Stephen, from Hertfordshire,

Brook Weaver for S.B.

It has a European spruce top, snowflake fingerboard inlays

Brook Weaver Snowflake Inlays

And English walnut back and sides.

Brook Weaver Walnut Back

Jim came down from Somerset to pick up his new Blackwater, he already has a Taw and has promised a photo of it on the famous landmark, Glastonbury Tor!

Jim and his Brook Blackwater

Jeff, in Maine, U.S. has had a flurry of Brook buying and picked up this Sitka and red gum Tamar, a Cyprus and bubinga Blackwater – both from Coda Music, plus a bloodwood and Engelmann Tavy from a private sale in the US. They’ve taken pride of place amongst his fine collection!

Jeff's Brook Collection

Here’s the first and the most recent guitar we made for Richard, both Boveys – the first was almost twenty five years ago, Richard helpfully points out which is which with a tenner tucked into the strings of the latest tenor!

Richard's Two Brook Boveys

Danny came all the way down from Sheffield to try, then purchase the bubinga Lyn in the shop.

Danny and his Brook Lyn

We sent this walnut Lamorna up to Mak’s shop in London

Brook Lamorna for Mak

And Andy took this rosewood Torridge up to Project in Exeter.

Brook Torridge for Project Music

We’ve set up and made saddles for three Collings’ this month, apart from that we’ve carried out repairs on these two mandolas,

Two Mandolas

Stripped and started to refinish this Gibson J50 which someone had attempted previously,

J50 refinish

And also sorted out the frets and set up this rather nice 1960’s Wilson bass.

Wilson Bass

We’ve a couple of interesting guitars to show you next month so come back and see what we’re up to in October.