This L-36 "Reserve" is Atkin's upgraded take on a late-1930's L-body guitar.
Why We Love This
TME is happy to welcome Atkin Guitars to our fold! What makes us sit up and take note, with so many great instruments already in our showroom? Simply put ~ sound. Atkin's unique scalloped bracing configuration and super-thin aged lacquer finish result in a guitar that's surprisingly open and big-sounding (they've got a lot more oomph in the low end than you'd expect).
This L-36 "Reserve" is Atkin's upgraded take on a late-1930's L-body guitar. With a torrefied Adirondack Spruce top & Honduran Mahogany body (in place of the standard Sitka Spruce and Khaya Mahogany), this guitar exhibits a noticeable uptick in presence and tonal complexity. It's super-punchy when flatpicked, and shimmers ethereally when fingerpicked, producing the kind of tone some might think was coming from a guitar twice its price!
We also admire Atkin's embrace of a naturally aged finish. At the end of the day, what's more important -- being able to see your reflection in a guitar's finish, or being inspired by its sound when you pick it up? Vibe. Tone. Playability. If you want it all, produced with the expertise of a boutique-level workshop, we suggest giving an Atkin serious consideration. Priced with the builder's own hard case, made by TKL.