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Video Review

This great demo video of one of our OM - 18 Retro Guitars surfaced on youtube.

These are some "Demo" videos we made here in the workshop profiling four of our guitars. An Historic L1, an OM AM, a Custom build Cocobolo AA and a Restrospective H28 series.

Historic L1 - Demo

Here is one of our Historic L1 guitars. if you would like to see more of this guitar why not check out the website page.

Follow the link below for more about the guitar.

Historic L1

OM AM - Demo

Here is one of our OM AM special guitars. This guitar has been a real hit for us. The guitarist Magazine gave it a fantastic review.

Follow the link below for more about the guitar.

AM Special

Custom Cocobolo AA - Demo

From the Atkin Custom Shop our Cocobolo AA model. This guitar has a Sitka spruce top, Cocobolo back and sides. Ebony Fretboard, Bridge, and binding. Black Pearl boarder and Rosette. And a beautiful set of Robson Tuners.

Retrospective HD28 - Demo

Here we have one of our Retrospective HD28's. It's a classic! Prewar scalloped bracing, and a big bold sound.

Follow the link below for more about the guitar.

H28 Series

'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.

The White Rice

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

Luke Jackson

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

The White Rice

Online Shop

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

Custom Guitars

Online Shop

"AM AA Special" review

We have added this review of the AM AA Special from Guitarist to our press section.

The Review

Press Page

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.

Tenor Guitar

Custom AA deluxe - Zebrano

We have added a new gallery to the custom builds page this lovely AA Deluxe with Zebrano back and sides.

Take me to the Custom page

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.

Take me to the L-1 page

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 Website

Alister Atkin video

"Tom" is the first single from Alister Atkin's debut album "In Time..."
It features Alister playing his Retro H28 Dreadnought

Alister Atkin Website

H28 Series

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.

Buddy Holly auction

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.

Rosewood Series

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

The "Thinline" page

New "Forty Three" Gallery

We have updated the "Forty Three" series page with a new gallery of an un-aged guitar.

The "Forty Three" page

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.

Custom Shop

Rosewood Series

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.

Take me to the L-1 page

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".

Go to the '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.

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.

Atkin Blog

YouTube Channel

New AA

Web Shop

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.

Go to the Atkin Shop

New AA

New Models

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.

Go to the Am-Series page

New AA

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.

Go to the Guitars page

New AA

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.

Go to the Custom builds page

Atkin ProII

Custom Cases

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