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Atkin Guitars

Handcrafted acoustic guitars made in England. After leaving the London School of Furniture in 1995 Alister Atkin headed back to Canterbury to start building acoustic guitars full time. With an invitation from Canterbury based Arch top maker Andy Crockett, Alister moved into his workshop. During the following years Alister worked hard on producing a range of acoustic guitars and searched for players to indorse the Atkin brand. In 1998 whilst visiting Shamus Brady at the Acoustic Centre in Wapping, Alister came across his first Collings Guitar. " At that point I saw a build quality I thought wasn't possible. I had to go home and rethink the direction I was heading in." After a period of re-design, research and development, Alister launched a range of six acoustic guitars, influenced by classic vintage styles and incorporating contemporary construction techniques. Throughout this time Atkin Guitars continued to receive top reviews in the music press, including a 5 star buyers Choice award from Guitarist Magazine and a Guitar Magazine award in 2003. In 2005 the 'Lakesview' workshop was purchased, and by late 2006 Atkin Guitars had moved into the new 2000 square foot facility.

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Atkin The Forty-Three J43 Acoustic Guitar in Aged Sunburst with Hard Case

Atkin The Forty-Three J43 Acoustic Guitar in Aged Sunburst with Hard Case
  • Torrified Sitka Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
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Recreation of Buddy Holly's Banner-Era 1943 J45
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Atkin Essential D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar in Aged Natural with Case

Atkin Essential D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar in Aged Natural with Case
  • Torrified Sitka Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
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American Sitka Spruce Top & Pre War Scalloped Bracing
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Atkin Essential D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Hard Case, Secondhand

Atkin Essential D Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Hard Case, Secondhand
  • Torrified Sitka Spruce Top
  • Mahogany Back & Sides
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
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American Sitka Spruce Top & Pre War Scalloped Bracing
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Atkin D37 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar In Aged Sunburst with Hard Case

Atkin D37 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar In Aged Sunburst with Hard Case
  • Torrified sitka spruce top
  • East Indian rosewood back
  • East Indian rosewood sides
  • Mahogany Neck
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Based On The Classic Pre War Models Of The 1930's
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Atkin OM37 Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar in Aged Natural with Hard Case

Atkin OM37 Orchestra Model Acoustic Guitar in Aged Natural with Hard Case
  • Torrified Sitka Spruce Top
  • East Indian Rosewood Back
  • East Indian Rosewood Sides
  • Ebony Fingerboard
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This OM37 For Many Players Is A “Desert Island” Guitar
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Atkin Historic Series White Rice Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Hard Case

Atkin Historic Series White Rice Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar with Hard Case
  • Torrified Sitka Spruce Top
  • Rosewood Back & Sides
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
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Recreation of Tony Rice’s D28 [Clarence White's Guitar]
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