Brook Guitars News June 2024

June 2024

Plenty to show you this month – Marcus came up from Brixham for his Newlyn,

Marcus and his Brook Newlyn

It has a torrefied Adirondack top,

Brook Newlyn Adirondack Top

And old stock mahogany for the back, sides and neck.

Brook Newlyn Back

Ivan sent us a photo last October of himself in a mask with his Torridge, when he donned a mask again while collecting his new Lamorna we asked what it was about. Here’s the inspiration!

Ivan Mask

The Lamorna has a Sitka top,

Brook Lamorna Sitka Top

Maggie inlaid at the twelfth fret in mother of pearl, snowflake inlays up the fingerboard

Lamorna Fretboard Inlays

And a nice wild grained set of Indian rosewood.

Indian Rosewood Lamorna Back

Barry picked up this second-hand Lyn recently, he wrote ” it’s absolutely amazing to play, listen to, and admire – especially the beautiful Madagascar rosewood back, a truly stunning guitar” Here’s his partner Sharon playing the Lyn, along with Lily getting in on the action!

Sharon and Lily with Brook Lyn

Unusually – the second Marcus this month – Marcus Corbett, who we featured in the article East Meets West in the fifth issue of Babbling Brook. Marcus spends a lot of time in India and brought back the set of Indian rosewood we used on his new Lamorna.

Marcus Corbett New Brook Lamorna

It has a similar inlay to the Taw we made for him nearly twenty years ago.

Marcus Brook Lamorna

Two guitars here for Intersound – a European spruce topped Taw and a cedar topped Lyn,

Two Intersound Brooks

Rosewood back and sides on the Taw and red gum for the Lyn.

Rosewood Taw and Red Gum Lyn

Christian sent us this message with a photo! ” It has been a few months now and a few thousand miles as I have taken the Weaver up and down the land in my truck. This guitar fits perfectly for staying in a truck all week. I am so pleased with what you have done to create a small left-handed nylon guitar. It looks, feels and sounds wonderful. Thank you for such a beautiful instrument.”

Christian and his Brook Weaver

Here’s the current state of Jeff’s latest addition to his Brook collection over in Vermont – an 015 Tamar in figured mahogany.

Brook Tamar 015

Nice to see this twenty year old koa Tavy again, in for a set-up.

Koa Brook Tavy

We’ve just got in this nice set of Lacewood for anyone who might be interested in home grown timber – other options of course would be cherry, sycamore or walnut.


And for those interested in reclaimed timber – Jools brought down this vintage table for us to re-saw into guitar sets.

Jools Mahogany Table

Amongst the repairs this month – we repaired a few dings in this Les Paul,

Les Paul Repair

And added position markers to the fingerboard of this Mayones.


As Jack’s been feeding the birds regularly on the windowsill it’s been attracting another furry friend!

Squirrel at Brook Workshop