What? Atkin The 43, aged Where seen? UK Guitar Show Price? £2,749 Description? This was as close as it gets to Guitar Of The Show for me.Alister Atkin has perfected the art of recreating vintage Gibsons and Martins, to the point where you believe you’re holding a 75-year-old classic. The one at the show was spectacularly good, from its initial looks to its playability, tone and overall build and vibe. He’s got the ageing right, too, so the lacquer checking seems like it occurred over decades.Alister also designed a great headstock shape. Using all the correct timbers (regulations permitting), it’s like a real vintage guitar but built to 2018 standards.