'Music man' opens studio in Old Town Bluffton where he makes custom guitars

info@islandpacket.comMarch 13, 2013 

  • SOUP OLE

    1 Vidalia onion, chopped

    1 garlic clove

    3 cups cooked chicken, chopped

    1 can chili beans

    4 cups chicken broth

    1 can corn with red and green peppers, drained

    1 can diced tomatoes with green chilis

    1/2 teaspoon chili powder

    1/2 teaspoon cumin

    Salt and pepper to taste

    Toppings: sour cream, chopped green onions, Mexican-blend cheese



    In a heavy pot saute onion and garlic in a little vegetable oil until soft. Add rest of ingredients and stir, simmer until hot. Serve with toppings. Makes: 6-8

Brooks Cobb is a musician who has played the guitar for years. As with many true musicians, he became fascinated with the idea of building his own instruments.

Brooks studied all he could about the ins and outs of using different shapes and sounds in his creations. He found that most of the guitars sold in music stores were made to appeal to a wide audience -- and as such were mediocre. His mission, he decided, would be to build the finest instruments one could buy, using only the best woods. He would build instruments specific to his clients' tastes.

Brooks custom-crafts each of his guitars, ensuring that the tones are perfect and melodies are true.

He moved to Bluffton not long ago and opened his studio on Confederate Avenue, where he has been busy designing and building his creations.

Brooks' parents, Debbie and George Cobb, have lived in Moss Creek for several years. They are thrilled their "music man" has discovered the Bluffton State of Mind.

If you would like to visit Brooks' studio or learn more about the artist, go to www.brookscobbguitars.com.

  • Carol Ann Rosenblum celebrated her 14th birthday at the Face Your Fears Mud Run held recently at Palmetto Bluff. While we were all snug in our homes, this intrepid teenager was submerged in cold water and mud. Her father, David, was there right along with her and was, of course, very proud of his daughter. Carol Ann plans to tackle the course again next year. Wow, is all I can say -- and happy birthday.

  • * The Lowcountry Home and Garden Show will be held March 22-24 at the Buckwalter Recreation Center. There will be do-it-yourself workshops and cooking demonstrations.

    Enjoy lunch from Cahill's Market each day, flowers and plants for sale, children's activities and home tours.

    Details: www.lowcountryhomeandgardenshow.com.

    * Those colorful marshmallow Peeps are celebrating their 60th year of appearing in our Easter baskets. When I was little, Peeps only came in yellow. Now the little critters come in every color of the rainbow. People have been having lots of fun with them. The little gooey confections have been made into all kinds of art. Our favorite thing to do with them was to bite off their heads and then throw them at each other. We made a grand mess, which was not artistic at all.

    Amazing they have endured this long.

  • Daylight Saving Time is taking its toll on my sleep. It will take at least a month for me to get used to it. I wake up at 6 a.m. but it is really 7 a.m. now -- gee wizzers. Why, oh why, do we have to do this?

  • Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.

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