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'The White Rice' Tim Edey Playing Shenandoah
BBC Radio 2 folk awards winner Tim Edey takes our Atkin 'The White Rice' for a spin.
Follow the link below for more about the guitar.
Tim Edey playing "The White Rice"
Tim Edey has been in the Workshop, here he is playing "The White Rice".
The guitar is based on the infamous Tony Rice / Clarence White Martin D28.
This model was aged to replicate the original
This is a nice video of Luke playing his Atkin Rosewood OM
The White Rice
A new addition to the Atkin Historic range is our replica of Tony Rice's infamous D28
Three New Custom Builds
Home grown customs, we designed the specifications of these guitars in the workshop. As they are not commissioned they are now in stock, you can look at them on the custom builds page or the online shop
"AM AA Special" review
We have added this review of the AM AA Special from Guitarist to our press section.
Atkin Guitars promo video (with a twist)
Our less than serious promo video, filmed on location in the workshop.
The Atkin Tenor Guitar
Here as a new addition to our range, the four string Tenor Guitar. A great addition for any recording artist or songwriter.
Custom AA deluxe - Zebrano
We have added a new gallery to the custom builds page this lovely AA Deluxe with Zebrano back and sides.
The L-1 Bouzouki
Here is a new twist to the L-1 story. By request from acclaimed folk musician Jim Moray we have made a four-course Bouzouki version. Have a look at the pictures on the L1 page. Link below.
Alister Atkin Releases Debut Album
Alister Atkin's debut solo album "In Time..." is due to be released on the 3rd of September. The album features Kathryn Williams, Tim Edey, Brendan Power, Geoffrey Richardson and a co-written track with Chris Difford.
Free Shipping worldwide and instant download with every CD purchse.
Follow the link below for more details.
Alister Atkin video
"Tom" is the first single from Alister Atkin's debut album "In Time..."
It features Alister playing his Retro H28 Dreadnought
Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation "Listen to me" Auction
The Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation recently auctioned one of its Atkin J-45s (replicas of Buddy's own 1943 model) in a Sports Legends and Musical Icons auction.
Follow the link below for more details.
Graham Coxon video
Here is Graham Coxon playing his Rosewood Series OM in the video for the song "Ooh, yeh yeh" from his A+E album.
Introducing the Historic Thinline
We are excited to announce the Thinline which takes our popular larger bodied J-45 and gives it a shallower profile. Follow the link to the Thinline page for specifications and pictures of the J-45 Thinline and its counterpart the J-35 Thinline
New "Forty Three" Gallery
We have updated the "Forty Three" series page with a new gallery of an un-aged guitar.
Richard Hawley on Later
Here is a great video of Atkin player Richard Hawley on the BBC's Later with Jools Holland. He's using the first Atkin he bought; a Rosewood Series OM. Since then he has had two Custom Jumbos made, which we have featured in our new "Custom builds" section. There are links below.
Introducing the L-1
Atkin's Robert Johnson style 12-fret L-1 is now available. Click the button and take a look in detail.
The 'Forty Three'
There is a new Guitar in the Atkin Range. Looking back 70 years to the Gibson J-45's of the forties, we bring you the Atkin "Forty Three".
Dust Bowl OM review
Guitar and Bass Magazine reviewed a Dust Bowl OM in their February Edition ths year. We have a link to the review on our Press page.
Youtube Channel and Workshop Blog
Come and join us on our new YouTube Channel and Blog Feed, we'll be posting pictures and videos regularly.
We are excited to announce that Atkin Guitars is now open 24 hours a day. Visit our new Web Shop, we will be providing a large range of guitars, accessories and parts.
Over the past three or four years a lot has been going on in the Atkin Guitars workshop. We've been extending our range of guitars to suit more music styles and players. We now have four new mahogany models including the all mahogany AM-series.
New Retrospective Styles
In the Retrospective Series we now offer D18, OM18, and O18 styles. Our standard models now all include Mahogany back and sides.
Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation
In May of 2011 The Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation commissioned two replicas of Buddy's 1943 J-45. The Guitars named "That'll be The Day" and "Maybe Baby" each bear one original fret from Mr Holly's guitar.
We are proud to be back with Hiscox cases and now all our guitars ship with an "Atkin" Hiscox Pro II hardcase.
Atkin Guitars 2011