- acoustic guitars
Brook Guitars produce high quality handmade acoustic guitars 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, one of the UK’s most respected luthiers, Simon Smidmore and Andy Petherick formed Brook Guitars in 1994, initially to produce A.B. Manson & Co.’s standard range of instruments allowing Andy to concentrate on his unique instruments. Simon and Andy expanded the business, employed Simon’s son Jack Smidmore as well as Kevin Buxton and other occasional part-time staff to produce a range of their own instruments marketed under the name Brook Guitars and named after West Country rivers. Three Brook customers have been voted ‘Guitarist of the Year’ along with Adrian Legg, another Brook owner, who was voted ‘Guitarist of the Decade’ by Guitarist magazine.