Atkin The Forty Seven


The ‘Forty Seven’ is a lightly built X-braced guitar.  It sounds incredible for fingerstyle playing, and also has enough size and punch to make it great for flatpicking as well. The scalloped bracing system brings out the best in this smaller body, giving a bass tone that is strong and more commanding than you would expect from an instrument of this size. Many pre-war examples had “baseball” bat sized necks but we add our standard C-shape Atkin neck.

+ Fully set-up at our workshop

+ Free shipping

+ Guitar ships within 2 days

+ Faire Trade return within 14 days

+ Facetime demonstration available.

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Top Baked Sitka Spruce
Back & Sides Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Headstock Overlay Walnut
Logo Atkin & Banner Decal
Truss Rod Two-Way (Soundhole Adjust)
Fretboard Santos Rosewood
Bridge Santos Rosewood
Rosette Black/White/Black
Binding Cream Celluloid
Bracing Pre-war scalloped
Pickguard Hand Bevelled Tortoise shell celluloid
Lacquer Finish Aged or Mirror Nitro Cellulose
Nut & Saddle Bone
Tuners Nickel Kluson
Fret Markers MOP - Dots
Case Atkin Hard Shell


Body Length 19"
Body Depth 4 1/2"
Lower Bout Width 14 1/2"
Total Length 29"
Scale Length 24 7/8"
Fingerboard Radius 16"
Nut Width 1 11/16"

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