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
  • £ 2,899.00

    Atkin only make good guitars, and the Essential D is firmly in the category of "good guitars". With a North American sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, this guitar is braced with the much saught after pre-war scalloped bracing and the guitar has a lightweight mahogany neck. The Essential D does everything right, feels amazing and hits all the...

    £ 2,899.00
  • £ 3,099.00

    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.

    £ 3,099.00
  • £ 2,999.00 £ 3,099.00

    Torrified Sitka spruce top Mahogany back and sides Factory fitted pickuo Comes with Atkin hard case

    £ 2,999.00 £ 3,099.00
    Reduced price!
  • £ 3,495.00 £ 3,645.00
    Sale!

    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.

    £ 3,495.00 £ 3,645.00
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