Hand-crafted in Canterbury, Kent by Alister Atkin and his small team of talented luthiers, the Essential OOOs offers 100% Atkin tone – stripped down to the bare essentials! Each Essential OOOs sports a North American Sitka spruce top and braced with pre-war scalloped bracing, all of which is baked in house at Atkin. Indian rosewood back and sides are complimented by a lightweight mahogany neck with an ebony fingerboard – just like some of the finest Pre-War guitars.
The Essential OOOs has a 12 frets to the body neck joint and a slotted headstock designed for finger pickers. The body is the largest of all the ‘O’ models and really throws some sound out of the box.
Moving the 12 fret to the body has three important consequences: Firstly, the bridge moves closer to the centre of the lower bout where it can vibrate more freely, altering the tone and sustain of the instrument; secondly, the shorter neck is also stiffer, putting more of the strings’ energy into the soundboard. Finally, the nut moves closer to the player’s body, making for a comfortable playing position.
- Top:Torrefied Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides: Indian Rosewood
- Headstock overlay:Ebony
- Logo:Atkin Decal
- Truss Rod:Adjustable double action
- Scale: 25.5"
- Nut width: 1 3/4"
- Bracing: X scalloped
- Lacquer: Nitrocellulose Aged finish
- Nut & Saddle:Bone
- Tuners:Nickel Gotoh Aged
- Side Dots Fret Markers:Silver Steel
- Fret Markers:Mother of Pearl Dots
- Case: Atkin TKL Hardshell