We love these small-bodied wonders! Our LG47 is a lightly built X-braced guitar. The LG sounds incredible for fingerstyle playing, and also has enough size and punch to make it great for flatpicking as well.
Our scalloped bracing system brings out the best in this smaller body, giving a bass tone that is strong and more commanding than you would expect from an instrument of this size.
Many pre-war examples had “baseball” bat sized necks but we add our standard C-shape Atkin neck.
Naturally Atkin have come up with another corker here. Small doesn't always mean quiet, especially when the bracing is scalloped and the wood is nice and thin. So yes, the body length is only 19", the scale length is 24 7/8" and the guitar may look tiny, but to play it, it just feels like you're a giant playing a normal sized guitar. It sounds astonishing.
The bass response from the mahogany is fantastic. It's bright as you'd expect, but it's incredibly well balanced. The light relic lacquer finish which Atkin have perfected (it's their own mix made just for Atkin guitars) is, as always, the hero with this guitar. You get the extra punch from the lacquer, but the woody tones just come thumping out thanks to how light the lacquer is.
Having torrefied wood means the oils and sugars have been carefully baked out of the spruce, and as a result this guitar sounds like it's been played for 30 years already. This drier wood means again, you get more expression and all the intricacies that wouldn't get from non torrefied guitars. This guitar has character!