Guitarist - - Opinion -

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.

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