OM – AM Sepcial

OM – AM Sepcial

The Atkin OM is one of our best selling models. The longer scale length and compact body size, which is narrower and shallower than a dreadnought while still delivering a full, well-defined sound and plenty of volume, make the OM very popular among fingerpickers but in truth this is a great all-rounder. For lots of players, our OM is their ‘desert island’ guitar – if they had to pick just one, this is the one that can do it all. The Atkin OM is based on the Martin model of the 1930s, featuring pre-war scalloped bracing. We’ve made subtle modifications over the years in response to feedback from pro players until arriving at what we believe is the definitive OM.

  • Top:Mahaogany
  • Back & Sides:Mahaogany
  • Neck:Mahaogany
  • Headstock overlay:Ebony
  • Logo:Pearl
  • Truss Rod:Adjustable double action
  • Fretboard:Ebony
  • Bridge:Ebony
  • Rosette:Pearl
  • Binding:Mahaogany
  • Bracing:Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Lacquer Finish:High gloss nitrocellulose
  • Nut & Saddle:Bone
  • Tuners:Nickel Gotoh
  • Side Dots Fret Markers:White Celluloid
  • Case:Atkin Embosed Hiscox Pro II
  • Body Length:19 1/4"
  • Body Depth:4 1/8"
  • Lower bout width:15"
  • Total Length:39 1/2"
  • Scale Length:25 1/2"
  • Nut Width:1 11/16"

Who plays the OM – AM Sepcial

Press & Reviews

AA AM Special

"Since going full-time in 1995, Canterbury-based luthier Alister Atkin has become one of the UK's most highly regarded acoustic makers, and his 2012 has got off to a heady start."

Guitarist Magazine Jim Chapman
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Dust Bowl OM Review

"Less frills, less cash, just as much tone!"

Guitar & Bass Magazine Jerry Uwins
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