‘Brook has joined the growing list of world-class British guitar builders and I recommend you seek one out’
Martyn Booth, Guitarist Magazine.
‘Tasty designs, fab quality’ Jerry Uwins, Guitar Magazine.
‘The Brook team really showcase British Luthiery at it’s best, paying a huge honour to our tonewoods’ Russell Welton, Acoustic Magazine.
Brook Guitars produce a range of handmade acoustic instruments in a rural workshop on the edge of Dartmoor in the South West of England.
After spending a number of years working with Andy Manson, Si Smidmore and Andy Petherick formed Brook Guitars, initially to produce the A.B.Manson & Co. standard range of instruments, allowing Andy to concentrate on his unique instruments.
Jack joined them early on and has developed a sideline as a well respected inlay artist.
With the help of other staff over the years they produce a range instruments named after West Country rivers.
Three Brook customers have been voted ‘Guitarist of the Year’ along with Adrian Legg (below), another Brook owner, who was voted ‘Guitarist of the Decade’ by Guitarist magazine.
Many customers use their guitars professionally and of course many others play purely for their own enjoyment.
They’ve built up an enviable reputation for quality and their continuing enthusiasm is clear to their customers, many who return for their second or third Brook!
A few quotes from customers
“Brook guitars are a treat for me to play – a sweet sensitive response with the power and clarity I look for in an instrument. Great guitars.” Woody Mann
“One of the few acoustic basses that really works.” John Paul Jones
“Thanks for your wicked guitars!” Adrian Utley.
“…A beautiful and stunning instrument…Thanks” Tim Rose
“Thanks so much for the guitar” Graham Coxon
“I feel very comfortable with my new Brook, thanks to Andy and Simon for their personal attention” Pete Berryman
“The standard of craftsmanship is astoundingly good – as good as the best anywhere. Also they’re a brace of super blokes!” Steve Tilston