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Atkin Historic Series The Forty Three Relic

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Manufacturer's ID: J43

What we say:

At A Glance:

Atkin, builders of some of the most beautiful acoustic guitars in the world, have built this fantastic slope-shouldered 'Forty Three' model with a torrefied Sitka Spruce top to really nail that old-world American Sound. This Relic model adds some gentle and sympathetic distressing for extra vintage appeal.

Features We Love:

Hand Made in England

Atkin acoustics are all made by hand in Canterbury by a small team of 7 artisans. The quality speaks for itself in the detailing, sound, projection and finishing.

Torrefied Top

Torrefaction is a process where the timber is essentially baked. This dries out the moisture and changes the tone and response of the wood, effectively ageing the sound. The result is an instrument that is new, but sounds like it's a hundred years old! It's astonishing and, more importantly, it works!

Great 'period' details

The shape is perfect, the burst is exactly the right shade, the headstock decals convince and the finishing is a gently relic'd gloss nitrocellulose: every detail is exactly right. Even the scale-length, at 24.9", helps the Atkin Forty Three capture that feel.


  • Perfect looks
  • Outstanding sound
  • Wonderful feel
  • Handmade in UK.


Body Size J43
Top Material Torrified Sitka Spruce
Bracing Pre-War Scalloped
Back & Sides Mahogany
Neck Material Mahogany
Nut Material Bone
Fingerboard Santos Rosewood
Number of Frets 19
Finish Type High Gloss Nitrocellulose
Bridge Material Santos Rosewood
Saddle Bone
Tuners Nickel Kluson

Customer reviews

Overall Rating 5/5 (7 reviews)

Great guitar with a big sound

Francis T. - 19/9/2023

Fabulous guitar. Sound, feel and looks all top notch.

Pete W. - 15/6/2022

Very impressed with the sound and the finish of the guitar, I can see why the J43 is priced over £3000, was a bit unsure of spending that amount, but glad I did

RAYMOND D. - 30/3/2022

Outstanding, as expected. Superiority over Gibson and Martin models I tried.

Tom W. - 24/2/2022

it does exactly what I wanted

Chris V. - 17/12/2021

Peter C. - 10/11/2021

This is the third Atkin I have bought, just fantastic guitars ,sound ,playability ,construction.

Ian K. - 9/7/2020

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