Also referred to as the Parlor guitar (depending on where you are in the world), this design is among the smallest of acoustic guitar body shapes. 1936 was a great year for the Parlor design and our L36 takes inspiration from those very guitars right at the time they became a pivotal part of American Folk and Blues music.

Carefully selected torrified Sitka Spruce is used for the top. Combined with their hand-scalloped bracing, it delivers a tight, bouncy tone that’s perfect for folky fingerpicking and blues-style flatpicking alike.

Whilst none of the guitars in the Atkin range come with electronics as standard, we’ll happily fit them for you on request. There are several options depending on your needs so give us a call to discuss.


  • Top:Torrified Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides:Mahogany
  • Neck:Mahogany
  • Headstock overlay:Walnut
  • Logo:Atkin & Banner Decal
  • Truss Rod:Two-Way (Soundhole Adjust)
  • Fretboard:Santos Rosewood
  • Bridge:Santos Rosewood
  • Rosette:Black/White/Black
  • Binding:Aged Plain Ivoroid
  • Bracing:Pre-war scalloped
  • Lacquer finish:Light relic thin nitrocellulose
  • Nut & Saddle:Bone
  • Tuners:Nickel Kluson
  • Fret Markers:MOP
  • Case:Atkin Oxblood
  • Body Length:19"
  • Body Depth:4 3/8"
  • Lower bout width:14 3/4"
  • Total Length:29"
  • Scale Length:24 7/8"
  • Fingerboard Radius:16 inch
  • Nut Width:1 11/16"