Introducing the Atkin Eighty-Five, a sophisticated shredding machine from the year 2021. The Eight-Five is our loving tribute to all that is cool about the loudest, boldest period in rock history.
The Eighty-Five features a lightweight two piece poplar body, and a slim C-to-D profile neck with a rounded-off neck heel area, giving excellent access to all twenty-four frets. This comes with your choice of a rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl fret details, or a maple board with custom pink acrylic fret dots and position markers, each with a comfortable sixteen inch radius.
The Eighty-Five is lavished with high end electronic equipment, giving you all the power you could ever want, without the extra noise you don’t. Featuring a Switchcraft mono jack socket, CTS Push-Pull 500k potentiometer with coil split, and graphite noise shielding throughout, the Eighty-Five is capable of going from pensive angel to weeping demon with the push of a knob. The Eighty-Five also features your choice of the much celebrated Dimarzio Super Distortion humbucker, so you can nail that “Brown Sound”, or a Bare Knuckle Aftermath humbucker for more modern high gain tones.
The Eighty-Five comes equipped with Gotoh hardware as standard. The 43mm locking nut gives a comfortable string spacing whilst remaining an un-daunting with for shredders and strummers alike. Coupled with the Gotoh GE1996T locking tremolo unit, your tuning stability is guaranteed to stand up to whatever you care to throw at it.
Embodying the spirit of 1985, the Eighty-Five’s killer five colours nitrocellulose finish really stands out from the crowd. Whether you’re jamming out to some Huey Lewis, or shredding some Van Halen, this bold finish will really get you noticed. The back of the neck as a hand-rubbed satin oil finish, topped off with a coat of carnauba wax for a slick and sumptuous playing experience that’ll really take you back in time.
|Body||Two piece Poplar|
|Fingerboard||Optional Rosewood or Maple|
|Inlay||Mother of Pearl (Rosewood) or Pink Acrylic (Maple) Dot|
|Finish||Custom Nitrocellulose finish with satin oiled neck|
|Neck Shape||Hand carved slim C-to-D profile with rounded heel|
|Hardware||Gotoh floating trem, 43mm Gotoh locking nut and tuners|
|Pickup||Optional Dimarzio DP100 Super Distortion or Bare Knuckle Aftermath|
|Switching||Push-Pull coil split on 500k CTS Potentiometer|