1998 Brook Teign – £999
NEW ARRIVAL Hand built in Devon, Brook are one of the UK’s foremost acoustic guitar builders and, along with the likes of Fylde and Lowden have become known for having a classic British sound. With a Sitka Spruce top, Indian Rosewood back and sides, Ebony fingerboard and Rosewood bridge, herringbone trim, and a small teardrop pickguard – this guitar looks as classy as it sounds. This guitar has a big sound, very resonant with excellent sustain – it works well for strumming, and has great definition and clarity for fingerpicking. The guitar has just come back from my luthier, Graham Parker, with a repaired headstock crack, just below the volute, and repaired heel and rim cracks. All repairs are tight and don’t affect the stability or tone of the guitar. There’s a Fishman Sonitone pickup system which features volume and tone controls mounted inside the sound hole. It comes in a non original hard case.