Atkin The Thirty Six 12 Fret Acoustic Guitar
Catalogue No: igATK-L36-12
A very cool guitar from Alister Atkin and his team, this parlour sized guitar is the 12 fret version of the standard Thirty Six, taking inspiration from the era where American folk and blues really kicked off. Handmade with baked sitka spruce and mahogany back and sides, this guitar is a real piece of quality, and must be played to be believed. Comes with a hard case.
What they say
Also referred to as the Parlor guitar (depending on where you are in the world), this design is among the smallest of acoustic guitar body shapes. 1936 was a great year for the Parlor design and our ‘Thirty Six’ takes inspiration from those very guitars right at the time they became a pivotal part of American Folk and Blues music.
Carefully selected Baked Sitka Spruce is used for the top. Combined with their hand-scalloped bracing, it delivers a tight, bouncy tone that’s perfect for folky fingerpicking and blues-style flatpicking alike.
Top Torrified Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Mahogany
Headstock Overlay Walnut
Logo Atkin & Banner Decal
Truss Rod Two-Way (Soundhole Adjust)
Fretboard Santos Rosewood
Bridge Santos Rosewood
Binding Aged Plain Ivoroid
Bracing Pre-war scalloped
Pickguard Hand Bevelled Tortoiseshell Celluloid
Lacquer Finish Light Relic Thin Nitrocellulose
Nut & Saddle Bone
Tuners Nickel Kluson
Fret Markers MOP
Case Atkin Oxblood