One of my favorite guitars in my #guitarsenal is my 1935 Martin 0-17… It is beautifully worn, plays like a dream, and to my ears sounds like angels singing, but to say I think twice about taking it to a bar gig is an understatement.
So in a past episode of Acoustic Tuesday (AT#10) I checked out the Pre-War guitar company and these guys rock plain and simple… but I thought they were the only company currently doing the vintage/distressed thing… then I found Atkin Guitars in England.
This company is doing some seriously fantastic work and anyone that’s in the market for a “newly made” vintage guitar should firmly place Atkin Guitars in the running. This company makes some incredible looking and sounding “new” vintage guitars. They can distress, antique, and even make the guitar smell old (if that’s your thing).
The model that has caught my attention from these guys is their “white rice dreadnought.” This model features an enlarged sound hole and the warmth and woodiness of Tony Rice/Clarence White’s iconic D28, and damn if it doesn’t look the part as well.
Atkin Guitars Links