This incredible limited edition handmade Atkin is a real work of art. With a solid torrified Adirondack spruce top, solid Honduran mahogany back and sides and a V neck, this guitar is just like the 1930s D-18s that are so sought after. With pre-war scalloped bracing, an ebony fingerboard and Atkin's very own nitro-cellulose mix to boot. Oh, and it comes with a 25th anniversary poster!
Something a little special from a company where pretty much everything is special, this Essential D is one of a small run of guitars being made in 2021 that up the authenticity of of the 'vintage' vibe. This big old Mahogany is made with a premium AAA grade Adirondack spruce top and genuine Honduran mahogany back and sides so the timbers are the same as those wonderful D-18s of the 1930s. Adding to the 1930s vibe is a big V neck which feels just like my own beloved 1930s 0-17 (they don't pay me enough to buy a D-18!). Also included is a pearl logo rather than a decal adorning the headstock, and you get a 25th Anniverary poster and certificate.
At Atkin, we pride ourselves on our finishes. Alister details, sprays and polishes every guitar by hand with our own nitrocellulose blend, soon to be available through Rothko and Frostover a month-long period.
For the Essential D, we’ve come up with the thinnest nitro finish that we can shoot while protecting the instrument against the rigours of life on the road. Very light ageing of the lacquer gives each instrument a “played-in” feel.
Introduced at the London International Guitar Show in December 2017, this is our newest guitar model, and wait times are approximately 4 months. Please contact us or your local Atkin dealer for more information.
Every Essential D comes with an vintage-style Atkin case.
TOP: Torrified Adirondack Spruce
BACK & SIDES: Honduras Mahogany
HEADSTOCK OVERLAY: Rosewood
LOGO: Atkin Pearl
TRUSS ROD: Dual Action
BRACING: Pre-war scalloped bracing
LACQUER FINISH: Aged Thin Gloss Nitrocellulose
NUT & SADDLE: Bone
TUNERS: Nickel Gotoh
SIDE DOTS FRET MARKERS: Silver
FRET MARKERS: Mother of Pearl