I’m reluctantly selling an Atkin J43 that I recently purchased from GuitarGuitar in the UK. The guitar has two scratches, one on the top and one on the back, but neither one of them are life threatening and do not impact the playability and tone of this wonderful instrument.
I’m reluctant to sell it because this is without a doubt, one of the best quality guitars I have ever purchased and played, the craftsmanship and attention to detail is nothing short of incredible. Even the smell is incredible and it oozes that vintage feel. However, I bought this with the intention of using it for recording sessions, hoping that the sloped shoulder dreadnaught would be more comfortable for me than the standard squared shoulder dreadnaught and unfortunately, and although it is “more” comfortable, it’s just not for me.
I’m a smaller guy and I’m 40 years old and I guess I have just grown to like smaller bodied guitars, especially since I have a bit of carpal tunnel. I was really hopeful that this would suit me, because I love everything about it otherwise, but my wife helped me realize that I probably won’t play it and I’d feel bad just letting it sit around collecting dust.
As you can see it includes the original hardshell case made by TKL as well as the certificate of authenticity, where you will find the specs listed as well.
Top: Baked Sitka
Back and sides: Mahogany
Fingerboard: Santos Rosewood
Bridge: Santos Rosewood
Finish: Aged Nitro
Bracing: X Scalloped
Nut width: 43mm
Scale length: 24.9″