Brooks (Brian Moore associated?)
Here is a very nicely made guitar that is a mystery to me.
It appears to be well made of solid mahogany with a set neck and has many of the characteristics of an early Brian Moore guitar: Sperzel locking tuners, Seymour Duncan Humbuckers and a Schaller roller bridge. It has abalone inlays on the ebony fret-board: one with a cloud and moon and a heart on the back of the neck. Even the body contours and brass strap peg are identical to early Brian Moore guitars. There has to be some connection here.
There is a “ghost” imprint of the name “BROOKS” in script (probably originally a decal) beneath the recess in the pick-guard that is easy to see with the naked eye, but difficult to see in a photograph.
The guitar has a few small dings several bottom edge scrapes and appears to have been rather poorly re-fretted with jumbo stainless frets at some point. A very nicely designed guitar that is lightweight (6lb. 9 oz.) and has a fast straight neck with a wide ebony fretboard, perfect for bending strings). This would be a nice project. Very little money involved, just some time and you will have a very nice luthier made American vintage 80’s guitar!
THE PARTS ALONE, ON THIS GUITAR ARE WORTH MORE THAN MY SELLING PRICE!
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