OOO37 – Relic

OOO37 – Relic

Our OOO-series (pronounced “triple-oh”) guitars are based very closely on the pre-war guitars which are revered by so many players. In the pre-war era there were a lot of spec changes with OOO-series guitars. Rather than give you a full history lesson, we’d like to let you know how we are currently making them at Atkin.

For our standard Atkin OOO37 without a slotted headstock we build as standard to the following specs:

  • 15-inch lower bout OM body shape
  • 24.9″ short scale length
  • 14 frets to the body
  •  1 3/4″ (45mm, 2mm wider than our standard)
  • Rosewood Back and Side
  • Sitka top and red spruce bracing
  • Ebony fingerboard and bridge.

Our OOO37 is prized by players who love sweet, singing trebles on a versatile all-rounder.

Finishes

At Atkin, we pride ourselves on our finishes. Alister details, sprays and polishes every guitar by hand with our own nitrocellulose blend.

The OOO37 is available in two finish options:

Retro: Featuring a cracked finish top, light staining and ageing on the binding, and a vintage patina, Alister’s retro finishes are totally unique in the acoustic guitar world – warm to the touch and still responsive.  Model: OOO37-R

Gloss: Our flat high-gloss nitro finish creates a beautiful flat shine that lets the character of the wood and sunburst through.  Just like a new “out of the box” pre-war guitar. Model: OOO37

  • Top:Torrified Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides:East Indian rosewood
  • Backstrip:Zipper Style
  • Neck:Mahaogany
  • Headstock overlay:East Indian Rosewood
  • Logo:Atkin Decal
  • Truss Rod:Two-Way (Soundhole Adjust)
  • Fretboard:Ebony
  • Bridge:Ebony
  • Rosette:Black/White/Black
  • Purfling:Herringbone
  • Binding:Grained ivoroid
  • Bracing:Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • Lacquer finish:Age toned relic gloss nitrocellulose
  • Nut & Saddle:Bone
  • Tuners:Nickel Gotoh
  • Side dot fingerboard markers:White Celluloid
  • Fret Markers:Mother of Pearl
  • Case:Atkin Oxblood
  • Body Length:19 1/4"
  • Body Depth:4 1/8"
  • Lower bout width::15"
  • Total Length::39"
  • Scale Length::24.9"
  • Nut Width:45mm
  • Fingerboard Radius:16 inch

Press & Reviews

Retrospective Series D-28, OOO-28 & OO-28s

"'It's Clear that Atkin makes great guitars. It's also clear that he loves Martins, and in the Retrospective 28 Series has created amazing replicas of Nazareth's best vintage models.'"

Guitarist Magazine - December 2015 Neville Martin
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