Atkin Guitars

Atkin Guitars was founded in Canterbury, England, in 1995. Since then we’ve grown steadily from a one-man operation building a handful of one-of-a-kind instruments each year to become one of the UK’s leading acoustic guitar makers.#

Over the years, we’ve worked on just about every model you can name, from golden-era pre-war Martins and Gibsons to the boutique makers who shook things up in the 70s and 80s. We know these guitars inside and out, and we pour all of that experience into every guitar we make.

All of our guitars are built by hand here in our workshop. We stick to tried-and-tested traditional construction methods, but we’re not afraid to embrace new technology where we feel it can do a better job, just as long as there’s zero compromise in terms of tone. So, for example, frets are fitted and finished by hand but we use precision computer-controlled routing to cut the fret slots. All our guitars feature nitrocellulose lacquer because we believe it’s still the best sounding, best looking finish a guitar can have.


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Preis:  4.090 Euro 


Das sagt Alister Atkin:

The Atkin OO gives a full focused sound with a sweet mid-range and finely balanced bass and trebles. The neck joins the body at the 12th fret, bringing the player’s left hand a little closer to the body.

Coupled with the 24.9-inch scale length, this makes for a very cozy playing experience. A slotted headstock completes the look for this traditional yet highly versatile model.


.. ja, so ist es. Alister Atkin gibt seinen Gitarren tatsächlich das Flair von Pre-War Instrumenten. Optik, aber vor allem der Sound werden durch die "baked" - also künstlich gealterter - Decke geprägt. Dazu kommt noch, das die Nitro-Lackierung in der  Relic-Gloss ausgeführt ist. 




Weiterlesen: ATKIN GUITARS - Double O/12

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Preis:  3.890 Euro 


Das sagt Alister Atkin:

The Forty Three is both direct and powerful, but with an easy-playing shorter scale length, it’s easy to see why this guitar has been favoured by so many singer-songwriters over the years. The big-bodied slope shoulder shape, combined with our Baked Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides, delivers warm mids, solid lows and great definition. It’s a timeless acoustic guitar tone.

.. die "Fourty Three" erfüllte exakt die im obigen Text erwähnten Ziele. Durch die gealterete Sitka Decke entsteht dieser wunderbare "alte" Ton, kraftvoll, dreidimensional, mit aufgräumten Mitten. EIndeutig hat die "Fourty Three" ihre Stärken im Flatpicking und Strumming.  



Weiterlesen: ATKIN GUITARS - The Fourty Three

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Preis:  3.690 Euro  


Das sagt Alister Atkin:

...This isn’t a slavish vintage copy though: We’ve departed in several ways from the classic pre-war style: A larger top dome, our lifetime-guaranteed neck/body joint, and a two-way truss rod are among the changes, so this isn’t a historical reproduction, but a modern British-made guitar with heaps of mojo!

.. sehr gute Bespielbarkeit gepaart einer "worn" Optik und vor allem dem "trademark" Sound, den man von einer pre-war OM kennt,



Weiterlesen: ATKIN GUITARS - OM Essential