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Atkin Essential D Aged Dreadnought

Each Essential D is made with an aged North American Sitka spruce top and braced with pre-war scalloped bracing. Mahogany back and sides are complimented by a lightweight mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard – just like some of the finest Pre-War guitars.
Atkin Essential D


Atkin Essential D Aged Dreadnought - Handmade in the UK


One of our favourite dreadnoughts at the moment. This guitar simply looks and sounds phenomenal. Has the weight and feel of an old friend. Looking for a spectacular D-18 style? This could be the one for you!


About the Essential D

Each Essential D is made with an aged North American Sitka spruce top and braced with pre-war scalloped bracing.  Mahogany back and sides are complimented by a lightweight mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard  – just like some of the finest Pre-War guitars.

At Atkin, we pride ourselves on our finishes. Alister details, sprays and polishes every guitar by hand with our own nitrocellulose blend, soon to be available through Rothko and Frost over a month-long period.

For the Essential D, we’ve come up with the thinnest nitro finish that we can shoot while protecting the instrument against the rigours of life on the road.  Very light ageing of the lacquer gives each instrument a “played-in” feel.

Every Essential D comes with an vintage-style Atkin Oxblood case.


  • TOP:Torrified Sitka Spruce
  • BACK & SIDES:Mahogany
  • NECK:Mahogany
  • LOGO:Atkin Decal
  • TRUSS ROD:Dual Action
  • BRIDGE:Ebony
  • ROSETTE:Black/White/Black
  • PURFLING:Black/White/Black/White
  • BINDING:Tortoiseshell
  • BRACING:Pre-war scalloped bracing
  • LACQUER FINISH:Aged Thin Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • NUT & SADDLE:Bone
  • TUNERS:Nickel Gotoh
  • FRET MARKERS:Mother of Pearl
  • CASE:Atkin Oxblood









SKU ED-A#1128
Top Torrified Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides Mahogany
Neck Mahogany
Fingerboard Ebony
Rosette Black/White/Black
Headstock Veneer Rosewood
Scale Length 25.4"
Nut Type Bone
Nut Width 1 11/16"
Bridge Ebony
Saddle Bone
Machine Heads Gotoh nickel aged
Includes Atkin Oxblood hard case
Finish Aged Thin Gloss Nitrocellulose
Body Shape Dreadnought
Bracing Pre-war scalloped bracing
Pickguard Tortoise
Brand Atkin


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