J45 Rosewood Series

J45 Rosewood Series

The Atkin J-45 is based on the classic Gibson models of the 1940s, known for their big open sound and warm, woody mid-range. The shorter 24.9-inch scale length is a big part of that, as is the classic slope-shouldered body shape, but our spin on the J-45 is not just by the numbers. Having repaired many vintage examples over the years, we’ve come to know just what makes this incredible guitar tick. Our J-45 is popular among singer-songwriters, rock and country players just as you’d expect, but it’s grand tone is also favoured by folk, flatpicking and fingestyle guitarists.


  • Top:Torrified Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides:East Indian rosewood
  • Neck:Mahogany
  • Headstock overlay:Ebony
  • Logo:Mother of Pearl
  • Truss Rod:Adjustable double action
  • Fretboard:Ebony
  • Bridge:Ebony
  • Rosette:Black/White/Black
  • Purfling:Black/White/Black
  • Binding:Ebony
  • Bracing:Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Lacquer Finish:High gloss nitrocellulose
  • Nut & Saddle:Bone
  • Tuners:Nickel Gotoh
  • Side Dots Fret Markers:White Celluloid
  • Case:Atkin Oxblood
  • Body Length:20 1/8"
  • Body Depth:4 7/8"
  • Lower bout width:16"
  • Total Length:41"
  • Scale Length:24 7/8"
  • Nut Width:1 11/16"

Who plays the J45 Rosewood Series

Calum MacColl

Plays an Atkin AA Rosewoos and J45

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Press & Reviews

J45 Review

"Atkin Guitars’ take on this classic shape is enlivened by some custom extras..."

Guitar Buyer David Greeves
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J45 Review

"Every now and then, what you might call a ‘real acoustic’ falls into your hands, and reminds you of what this wooden box with strings stretched across it is all about. "

Guitarist Magazine Matthew Wig
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