J45 Rosewood Series

The 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"

Price & Availability

From: £2399

All of our guitars are made to order, however sometimes we hold surplus stock. Please give us a call or fill out the form opposite to enquire about current price and availability of this model.

Tel: +44 (0)1227 719933

Mob: +44 (0)7824 376409

In The Shop

J45 Rosewood Series


Sitka & Rosewood



J45 Mahogany Series


Cedar & Mahogany

One of our J45s with Cedar top and Mahogany back & sides


The Forty Three


Ages J45

The '43' model is one of our most popular guitars


Rosewood Series Playlist

Who plays the J45 Rosewood Series

Calum MacColl

Plays an Atkin AA Rosewoos and J45

Press & Reviews

J45 Review

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

Guitar Buyer David Greeves

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