Atkin Guitars
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Atkin Guitars

We are  Atkin first official dealer in the USA and very proud of it. Who would have bet that a Frenchman would have brought an Englishman's guitar to the very country of Folk guitars? You can call us mad, but when you'll try an Atkin, you'll understand there's no madness in this endeavor. We're always looking for quality guitars outside of the usual suspects - you know who they are -  and with Alister Atkin, we've found a hell of a gifted luthier .

To get a little more familiar, check what he as to say:

Atkin Guitars was founded in Canterbury, England, in 1995. Since then, we’ve grown steadily from a one-man operation building a handful of one-of-a-kind instruments each year to become one of the UK’s leading acoustic guitar makers. Still in Canterbury, now a two-man operation, we build around 80 guitars a year, each one still handmade and still completely individual. You could say we’ve come a long way!

Every now and then, what you might call a ‘real acoustic’ falls into your hands, and reminds you of what this wooden box with strings stretched across it is all about. The Atkin is one such instrument.

Guitarist Magazine / Sept 2015

The story of Atkin Guitars is one of constant dedication to building the best possible instrument. What do we mean by “best”? While other high-end guitar makers seem obsessed with turning out “perfect” guitars – exhibition pieces so immaculate they no longer feel man-made – we’re interested in other, more important qualities. Our aim is always to create an instrument with more feel, more personality, more spark. We want our guitars to bring the player something exciting and unexpected, something that will inspire them to make great music.

We’re passionate about the history and evolution of the acoustic guitar, the classic models and great innovations that have influenced the players and the music that we love. We want to tell that story with our guitars. Over the years, we’ve worked on just about every model you can name, from golden-era pre-war Martins and Gibsons to the boutique makers who shook things up in the 70s and 80s. We literally know these guitars inside and out, and we pour all of that experience into every.

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1414 W.Colorado Blvd - Pasadena - CA 91105 - U.S.A.

Phone: (1) (626) 844 5006

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