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

D 37 – Relic

Sitka & Rosewood

The Holy Grail of Acoustic Guitars


‘The Forty Three’

Sitka & Mahogany

An all time Classic


OO – AM Special


Small bodied OO , Slotted Headstock


O 37s – Relic

Sitka & Rosewood

A 12-fret classic, slotted headstock for finger picking fans.

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.