Atkin Guitars
Canterbury, England

Join Elvis Costello, Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton, Squeeze, Eddi Reader, Boo Hewerdine, Richard Hawley and Graham Coxon in finding your dream guitar.

Proudly Made in England Since 1995

Thanks for stopping by. At Atkin Guitars, we’ve been hand building acoustic guitars at our workshop in Canterbury, England for twenty years, and I’m proud to say our 2018 guitars are the best we’ve ever made. Already this year, we’ve added a new member to the team, made a guitar for Robert Plant, and launched the Essential D and Essential OM.

The Essential series feature hand-scalloped bracing and tap tuned tops, with thin-skin nitro finishes with just a hint of ageing. We’re regularly told that these guitars look and feel like 50, 60 or even 70 year old instruments that now cost tens of thousands of pounds.

Each Atkin guitar is handcrafted from solid woods by a team of four, then painstakingly finished and set-up to perfection. We hope the unsurpassed tone, look and feel of an Atkin will become part of your act.

Featured Guitars

OO37s – Relic

Sitka & Rosewood

12 fret classic.


Essential D

Back to Basics

Sitka on Mahogany



Sitka & Mahogany

An all time Classic


White Rice

Sitka & Rosewood

The Clarence White model