Atkin Essential D Relic
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Atkin Essential D Relic

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Atkin Guitars
MSRP: $3,699.00
$2,499.00 (You save $1,200.00)
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 Product Description

Traditional Dreadnought - Sitka Spruce Top - Mahogany Back and Sides - Original Case Included

We're proud to be the first US dealer for Atkin Guitars. These guitars are made in a 2-men workshops in Canterbury, UK. Only 70 are made each year! Despite a limited production, they have grown a strong fan base in the last decade. Elvis Costello and Sir Paul Mc Cartney own their very own Atkin guitar!

One of the most interresting feature on Atkin guitars is their Relic finish process: the nitro finish aging is accelerated, giving both a vintage look - I love this spider finish cracks - and a more open tone.


From Alistair Atkin:

With the new Essential D, we’re offering 100% Atkin tone – stripped down to the bare essentials!

Each Essential D is made with an aged North American Sitka spruce top and braced with pre-war scalloped bracing.  Mahogany back and sides are complimented by a lightweight mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard  – just like some of the finest Pre-War guitars.

At Atkin, we pride ourselves on our finishes. Alister details, sprays and polishes every guitar by hand with our own nitrocellulose blend, soon to be available through Rothko and Frost over a month-long period.

For the Essential D, we’ve come up with the thinnest nitro finish that we can shoot while protecting the instrument against the rigours of life on the road.  Very light ageing of the lacquer gives each instrument a “played-in” feel.

Introduced at the London International Guitar Show in December 2017, this is our newest guitar model, and wait times are approximately 4 months.  Please contact us or your local Atkin dealer for more information.

Every Essential D comes with an vintage-style Atkin Oxblood case.



 Snagg Microchip installed -

 Warranty Information

Limited Lifetime warranty

 Other Details

Body shape:
Solid Sitka Spruce
Back and Side:
Solid Mahogany
Scale length:
Made in:
Nut and Saddle:
1 11/16"
Vintage-style Atkin Oxblood case

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