Dev was featured in a previous issue of our occasional magazine Babbling Brook.
He was hoping to come over to pick up his second Brook, this Lamorna, but because of Covid that’s obviously not on for a while so we’ve just sent it over to him by courier.
This time Dev went for rosewood with an Adirondack top.
We’d made this little Abbey for our shop,
It’s has a 595 mm scale, European spruce top, a pyramid bridge
And rosewood back and sides. If you’re interested in this guitar just get in touch.
Jack’s been busy converting some old mahogany boards brought in by customers into guitar sets.
Matt’s was stored for years in his father’s carpentry workshop and is going to be a Lamorna. Owain’s, rescued from old school benches, will be shortly be used to make a Weaver!
I’ve been making up a new set of bending forms, we’ve been using the old ones for twenty five years and were getting a little worse for wear!
We were rather pleased to come across an honorary mention in Andrew Cartmel’s book ‘The Vinyl Detective – The Run-Out Groove’!
“Look at that.” He nodded at the guitar.
“Very nice,” said Nevada.
“Hand made,” said Erik, “by Brook in Devon. Beautiful guitar. Much too nice for that silly sod. He’s got ten thumbs. He should be playing a plastic banjo.
Norman came down to collect his Taw back in 2007, he came back recently because he wanted our pearl logo instead of the original transfer. You’d be wrong in thinking there’s only one Brook in the photo, here’s the story:
“When I originally collected my guitar from Andy’s house, I was with Greg my partner and Nelson my Jack Russell, sadly neither are with me now but on instructions from Greg in his will I have now a wonderful 18 month old Jack born only hours before Greg passed away and born only a mile from where he was born…..her name is BROOK”
Andy took this Taw and Torridge up to Project Music,
The back and sides on the Taw is English walnut and the Torridge is ovangkol.
We’re starting work on a new design for our website, we thought we might use this screenshot of the workshop from Google Earth!
This Strat had a relic finish and the owner asked for us to get rid of all the artificially created dinks and scratches and refinish it in Fiesta Red nitro.
Here’s Rob from Bristol’s vintage Gibson ETG-150, we gave the neck a sympathetic refinish recently.
Two Martins in for neck resets: the first is a new 000-15, it’s disappointing that a company with such a reputation lets guitars with fairly major faults like this get through quality control, then shows no interest in remedying the problem.
The second is a three year old D18 with the same problem.
This fine mandola made by Kai Tönjes came in for some work on the frets and to lower the action.