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...
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.
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. ×
Dreadnought body style with enlarged sound hole 25 1/2" scale neck with 43mm nut Torrified Stika Spruce top Indian Rosewood back and sides Special relic effect Nitrocellulose lacquer Hiscox case For full description see below
Slope-shouldered dreadnought 24 7/8" scale with 43mm nut Torrified Sitka Spruce top Mahogany back and sides Relic finish based on 1940s model Hiscox case For full description see below
Torrified Sitka spruce top Mahogany back and sides Factory fitted pickuo Comes with Atkin hard case
Torrified sitka spruce top East Indian rosewood back and sides Mahogany neck Ebony fretboard Comes with hardcase
Solid torrified sitka spruce top Solid mahogany back and sides Perfect for fingerstyle playing Pre war scalloped bracing C-shape neck Custom ordered with natural finish Comes with hard case
Torrified sitka spruce top Mahogany back and sides Hand built in the UK Pre-war scalloped bracing Comes with hard case
Solid baked sitka spruce top Solid mahogany back and sides Ebony fingerboard 1 3/4" nut width Comes with hardcase