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