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.
Solid torrified sitka spruce top Solid mahogany back and sides Perfect for fingerstyle playing Pre war scalloped bracing C-shape neck 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 torrified sitka spruce top Solid East Indian rosewood back and sides Pre war scalloped bracing Red spruce bracing Ebony fingerboard and bridge Comes with hardcase
With the new Essential D, we’re offering 100% Atkin tone – stripped down to the bare essentials! Each Essential D is made with an aged North American Sitka spruce top and braced with pre-war scalloped bracing. Mahogany back and sides are complimented by a lightweight mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard – just like some of the finest Pre-War guitars.
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
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