Brook Guitars News October 2023

October 2023

Mark Robinson came down to pick up this rather spectacular sinker redwood Tavy,

Mark Robinson and his Brook Tavy

Mark asked Jack to inlay maple leaves along the fingerboard

Maple Leaf Fingerboard Inlay

Extending to the headstock.

Brook Tavy Maple Leaf Inlay

Mike will be coming down shortly to pick up this Tavy to add to his Brook collection,

Brook Tavy Celtic Inlays

It  has a Celtic theme with rosette,

Brook Tavy Celtic Rosette

Fingerboard and headstock inlays.

Celtic Fingerboard Inlay

We sent this Weaver up to Steve in Hertfordshire earlier in the month, he got in touch to tell us “It plays like a dream” and sent us this photo taken in his back garden the other day – it looks like his Weaver has a new admirer!

Steve's Brook Weaver

Prompted for a wacky photo Ivan obliged and we thoroughly approve! Ivan is so pleased with his new Torridge he’s planning on coming down to see us and ordering a custom Lamorna next.

Ivan and Brook Torridge

We sent this Tasmanian blackwood Taw off to Neil in Norfolk

Cutaway Tasmanian Blackwood Brook Taw

And this rosewood Lyn went off to Mak’s shop in London.

Brook Lyn for Mak

Walking past the latest batch of guitars Jack is putting together I thought this was worth a photo!

Brook Guitars Rosette

Matt wanted the neck on his Custom Shop Strat reshaped

Custom Shop Strat Neck Reshape

And Richard wanted the same on his Ibanez.

Ibanez Neck Reshape

Bendigo brought down a couple of nice Martins for us to work on – a 1947 00-18 for some minor work on the bridge and setting up. Also this 1927 0-18K for a neck reset. This was one of the late Michael Chapman’s collection that came up for sale recently.

Two vintage Martins

He also gave us this Guild 12 string as a project if we could find the time to fit it in – anyone fancy ‘a project’?

12 String Jigsaw

The side of the bass we finished a few months ago has suffered rather a nasty trauma, Andy has got it back together, is refinishing it and we’re happy to say it’ll have no lasting damage.

Split side on Bass

Andy also refinished the top of this Gibson J-50 and made a new bone nut and saddle for it.

Gibson J-50 Top Refinish

Nice photo here of Tilly and Mike with his nylon strung Lyn at the Tavistock Acoustic Cafe, Mike said he had lots of positive comments about how good the guitar sounded!

Mike and Tilly

To round off the October News Richard and Deb sent us this photo of Richard’s Bovey in an appropriate Halloween setting!

Halloween Brook Bovey

More news next month!