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.
This tiny parlour style guitar is Atkin's smallest design but seriously, don't let its size fool you - this diminuative little fellow packs a punch most smaller guitars can only dream of. Played fingerstyle this guitar is enormously rich with layers of complex harmonics a deep bass and lots of sustain - a very elegant sounding guitar. It's probably not the sort of guitar many people are going to be digging into with a pick but if you do there's enough headroom and harmonic content going on not to sound boxy in the way small parlours often do. It's a hugely impressive guitar.
The Atkin O model offers a deceptively big sound while being attractively compact. The small body, combined with the O’s shorter scale length, makes for an exceptionally comfortable guitar to hold and play. This model is characterized by a clear, focused tone that fingerpickers and flatpickers alike will love. We offer the O model in two different formats. The Atkin O 12-fret has a slotted headstock and a 12th fret neck joint, providing the traditional looks and sound for this style of guitar. The Atkin O 14-fret has a solid headstock and a 14th fret neck joint, providing all the accessibility of a standard size guitar.
TOP: Torrified Sitka Spruce
BACK & SIDES: East Indian Rosewood
BACKSTRIP: Zipper Style
HEADSTOCK OVERLAY: East Indian Rosewood
LOGO: Atkin Decal
TRUSS ROD: Two-Way (Soundhole Adjust)
BINDING: Grained ivoroid
BRACING: Pre-war scalloped bracing
LACQUER FINISH: Nitrocellulose
NUT & SADDLE: Bone
TUNERS: Nickel Gotoh
SIDE DOT FINGERBOARD MARKERS: White Celluloid
FRET MARKERS: Mother of Pearl
CASE: Atkin Oxblood
FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 16-inch
BODY LENGTH: 19"
BODY DEPTH: 4"
LOWER BOUT WIDTH: 13 3/4"
TOTAL LENGTH: 37 3/4"
SCALE LENGTH: 24 7/8
NUT WIDTH: 1 3/4"