Beautiful acoustics, handcrafted in the UK
Beautiful, hand-made acoustic guitars made in Canterbury England by a team of 7 dedicated master builders. With over 25 years of experience, their guitars have become well recognised for their quality and craftsmanship by an impressive list of players, including Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.
Why we sell Atkin
At KGS, we only carry brands we truly believe in. Here are the some of the key reasons we sell Atkin Guitars:
- Vintage inspired guitars, subtly aged
- Build in Europe (UK)
- Lifestime warranty for first owner
The team at Atkin Guitars takes every part of the process seriously, and for good reason; great guitars are made up of so many special features and details. Some can be seen, and some of them are hidden, but one thing is for sure – they are committed to continuously evolving and improving the guitars they build.
Our Atkin Demo
Atkin OM 37 Aged
The OM, or “Orchestra Model” combines a full scale length with a slightly scaled down body – it is narrower and shallower than a “D” style guitar like our White Rice or Essential D. The challenge for all OM builders is to allow for a rich, commanding bass in spite of the the smaller, more ergonomic body, and our hand-scalloped bracing and torrified select Sitka top allows us to make this a reality.
REVIEWS & DEMOS
HOW IT ALL STARTED
There is no one better to tell the story of how Atkin Guitars came into existence than Alister Atkin himself.
SEE HOW THE MAGIC HAPPENS
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of the Atkin workshop and learn how they finish their guitars
1 HOUR ATKIN DEEP DIVE
This is another great video about Atkin Guitars which outlines how they’re built, what they look like, and most importantly, what they sound like.
GETTING DOWN TO THE ESSENCE OF IT
Dutch guitarist takes this Atkin Essential OM for a quick testdrive.
THE BEAUTY OF SMALL
The 47 is a wonderfull small guitar and one of our favorites. Have a listen, please!
SLOPE SHOULDER SWEETNESS
The slope shoulder has a rich history and Atkin seriously contributes to that. This is the Atkin 43 Slope Shoulder D played by Martijn van Agt.