Press & Reviews

Forty Three Review – Guitar & Bass

"The guitar has a ‘vintage’ voicing but is more structurally stable, too – Atkin is no slave to the vintage aesthetic"

Guitar & Bass - June 2017 Huw Price
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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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The White Rice – Review

"Something old, something new – a pair of guitars that pay tribute to two legendary bluegrass players…"

Acoustic Magazine - October 2014 David Mead
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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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Graham Coxon

"If you haven’t already, you’ll be hearing a lot about Blur this summer. Following a reunion that once looked distinctly unlikely, the band is gearing up for a series of massive concerts in London’s Hyde Park...."

Guitar Buyer David Mead
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AA Rosewood – Review

"This AA, like all previous Atkins this writer has played, is a very accomplished instrument."

Guitarist Magazine Jim Chapman
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Richard Hawley

"Richard Hawley wrote the majority of Truelove’s Gutter on his Atkin OM acoustic, which he believes is one of the best acoustic guitars he’s ever owned. "

Guitar Buyer David Greeves
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O Rosewood

"Having reviewed an Atkin Dreadnought and Small Jumbo back in 2003 (see issue 18), we looked forward to the arrival of the O Standard model with pleasure. "

Guitar Buyer Magazine Paul Alcantara
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OM Rosewood Series

"Atkin pulls no punches with the design inspiration for his OM model, right down to its name."

Guitar Buyer Mick Taylor
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Boo Hewerdine

"Hewerdine's beautifully made new guitar follows the spec of the standard Atkin OM....."

Guitar Buyer David Greeves
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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
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J45 Review

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

Guitar Buyer David Greeves
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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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