Inspired by the original Gibson guitar of the 1920s and 30s most famously associated with Robert Johnson, the Atkin L-1 combines the unique character of this special instrument with updated playability and build quality. Following the original body shape closely, a 12th fret neck joint means that the guitar’s vintage-style rectangular bridge sits right in the middle of the rounded lower bout, really driving the soundboard for a rich, powerful tone.
There’s all the bark and bite that blues players love, but a whole range of other shades too that will please traditional players in every genre. A modified X-braced pattern provides the response and sustain that modern players expect, while the bound mahogany neck – available in both 43mm and 45mm nut widths – provides the kind of playability that bluesmen of the 1930s could only dream of.
The Atkin L-1 is also available as the L-1 Bouzouki, a traditional four-course bouzouki. The first ever L-1 Bouzouki was built at the request of Atkin player and award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jim Moray.
- Top:Torrified Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides:Mahaogany
- Headstock overlay:Ebony
- Logo:Atkin Decal
- Truss Rod:Adjustable double action
- Rosette:Grained ivoroid
- Fretboard:East Indian Rosewood
- Bridge:East Indian Rosewood
- Binding:Grained ivoroid
- Fretboard Binding:Grained ivoroid
- Bracing:Pre-war scalloped X bracing
- Lacquer finish:High gloss nitrocellulose
- Nut & Saddle:Bone
- Tuners:Nickel Klusson
- Side dot fingerboard markers:Black Celluloid
- Fret Markers::Mother of Pearl
- Case:Atkin Embosed Hiscox Pro II
- Nut Width:45mm