Of hand building guitars

We build a range of individually hand crafted guitars designed to bring the player a unique experience, delivering fantastic playability, tone and aesthetics. We have built guitars for some of the world's finest musicians across many styles including Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, Dolly Parton, Squeeze, Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine, Richard Hawley and Graham Coxon...

Featured Guitars

OM 37

Sitka & Rosewood

Classic OM Pre-War style guitar


‘The Forty Three’ – Relic

Sitka & Mahogany

The sound and feel of a vintage instrument


D 37 – Relic

Sitka & Rosewood

The Holy Grail of Acoustic Guitars


OO 37s – Relic

Sitka & Rosewood

12 fret classic.

Alister Atkin

Our Story

Atkin Guitars was founded in Canterbury, England, in 1995. Since then, we’ve grown steadily from a one-man operation to become one of the UK’s leading acoustic guitar makers.

The story of Atkin Guitars is one of constant dedication to building the best possible instrument. What do we mean by “best”? 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.