Atkin

Workshop Diary: Exploring the White Rice with Alister Atkin

After leaving the London School of Furniture in 1995 Alister Atkin headed back to Canterbury to start building acoustic guitars full time.  In 1998 whilst visiting Shamus Brady at the Acoustic Centre in Wapping, Alister came across his first Collings Guitar. " At that point I saw a buil...

Workshop Diary: Exploring the White Rice with Alister Atkin

After leaving the London School of Furniture in 1995 Alister Atkin headed back to Canterbury to start building acoustic guitars full time.  In 1998 whilst visiting Shamus Brady at the Acoustic Centre in Wapping, Alister came across his first Collings Guitar. " At that point I saw a build quality I thought wasn't possible. I had to go home and rethink the direction I was heading in."   After a period of re-design, research and development, Alister launched a range of six acoustic guitars, influenced by classic vintage styles and incorporating contemporary construction techniques.  In 2005 the 'Lakesview' workshop was purchased, and by late 2006 Atkin Guitars had moved into the new 2000 square foot facility   Now Atkin Guitars are available from Forsyth Brothers Ltd. The range of eight guitars are available in Standard and Deluxe models, offering players a good opportunity to find an instrument that suits them.

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  • £ 4,299.00

    This incredible limited edition handmade Atkin is a real work of art. With a solid torrified Adirondack spruce top, solid Honduran mahogany back and sides and a V neck, this guitar is just like the 1930s D-18s that are so sought after. With pre-war scalloped bracing, an ebony fingerboard and Atkin's very own nitro-cellulose mix to boot. Oh, and it comes...

    £ 4,299.00
  • £ 3,644.00

    This handmade British guitar has a baked sitka spruce top, mahogany back and sides and a double oversized tortoiseshell pickguard. The mahogany neck is C shaped and has a rosewood fretboard.

    £ 3,644.00
  • £ 2,955.00 £ 3,644.00
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    A stunning handmade guitar with a baked sitka spruce top and rosewood back and sides.  This British guitar has a celluloid pickguard, a C shaped mahogany neck and a rosewood fretboard.

    £ 2,955.00 £ 3,644.00
  • £ 3,099.00

    Dreamed up btween Alister and James in our guitar department, the Starling pays tribute to a war era Gibson design. The Oriole was an affordable Kalamazoo banded model featuring an attractive combo of maple back and sides offset with tortoiseshell binding - originals were ladder braced and laminated backs where Alister's is X braced and solid so it's a...

    £ 3,099.00
  • £ 2,999.00

    An incredible guitar from Alister Atkin and his team, this guitra features a slop-shoulder, a solid torrified sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides, and is based on the 1940s model of the J45 when women were building the guitars whilst the men were off fighting the Nazis in WW2. This guitar is well and truly worthy of the time.

    £ 2,999.00
  • £ 2,999.00

    This Atkin is inspired by Gibson's LG series of guitars, and it sounds phenomenal. It is a relic'd guitar, but not to the point of excess; the guitar still shines. There's a big old Gibson thump to this guy, and there's a classic bluesy twang there too. Rather special, all in all.

    £ 2,999.00
  • £ 2,999.00

    We've been huge fans of Atkin for a while here at Forsyths and the 37 models are always fantastic. The torrified spruce and east Indian rosewood combo is a classic and Atkin do lacquering like no-one else: their own special mix to get that aged look, which isn't just for show, it also brings out the tone so much more. What you have here is a professional...

    £ 2,999.00
  • £ 2,465.00 £ 2,899.00
    Sale!

    You'd think small guitars aren't very loud, but this little guy is louder than a bunch of mid sized guitars (and some rubbish dreadnaughts). Handmade in the UK with a torrified sitka spruce top and East Indian rosewood back and sides, this little guy will make big 6 strings tremble at it's beautiful tone and volume.

    £ 2,465.00 £ 2,899.00
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