Brook Guitars News Febuary 2024

February 2024

It’s that time again – here’s the annual photo of the snowdrops in the orchard.

Snowdrops in front of Brook Workshop

Michael with his new Lyn and his 2013 maple Tavy.

Michael and his two Brooks

Here it is –

It has an Englemann top with English walnut purfling and custom rosette,

Walnut Lyn with custom Rosette

Along with English walnut neck, back and sides,

Brook Lyn Walnut Back


Michael asked Jack to replicate the initials from his signature in a loose brushwork style.

Michael's Lyn Headstock

Will came down from Chester to pick up his new cedar and mahogany Weaver,

Will Riding Collecting Brook Weaver

Will’s been gigging regularly at clubs and festivals with his Torridge.

Will Riding on Mic

This Lamorna went out to Pam in the States –

Pam's Redwood Brook Lamorna 2

Redwood top, rosewood back and sides with abalone purfling and rosette.

Pam's Redwood Brook Lamorna 1

Here’s an interesting one – Danny from Dursley asked us to make a parlour Clyst 12 string for him,

Brook Clyst 12 string Full Length

We used the two strings to a peg method we’ve used before to keep the bridge size nice and compact,

Brook Clyst 12 string

Golden Age tuners, the guitar has a longer 678 mm scale and is tuned down to Db to give it a lovely low Leadbelly pitch!

Brook Clyst 12 string Headstock

Rich Madow with his Ian Anderson model entertaining delegates attending a dentist convention in the Opryland Hotel, Nashville!

Rich Madow Conference

Whereas Tim and Stewart sold out the local village hall for a benefit gig in aid of Devon Air Ambulance!

Brooks at Coleridge

Peter got in touch to compliment us on a second-hand 2005 ovangkol Torridge he’s just acquired.

Peter Webster

Simon Moore has been around for a couple of days making a short film about us.

Simon Moore Filming at Brook Guitars

The broken guitar we showed you last month is back together and back in India with Marcus.

Broken Brook Taw Repaired

I noticed in the latest Mojo Beth Gibbons was recording her new album, good to see her Brook is in the studio with her!

Mojo Article

Here’s an interesting contraguitar in for repair, there’s no label on it unfortunately, we’ve found similar guitars searching online but not the exact model, any information most welcome.


More news next month.