Hand-crafted in Canterbury, Kent by Alister Atkin and his small team of talented luthiers, this very special Historic Series guitar is a loving recreation of Tony Rice’s infamous D28, a guitar previously owned by Clarence White, hence its name – The White Rice! With its instantly recognisable enlarged soundhole and overhanging fretboard, the original guitar is generally agreed to be one of the best sounding D28s in existence. We set out to build a no-compromise Dreadnought that would honour this exceptional guitar and its legendary owners.
While a Sitka spruce top and East Indian rosewood dreadnought packs plenty of power, sustain and projection, this guitar is something else. Thanks in part to the oversized soundhole, which lets more air in and out of the guitar, The White Rice combines incredible power – in Alister’s words, “it sounds like a cannon!” – with an openness and resonance that is unique. Accurate in every detail, this is not just the ultimate White/Rice tribute but, perhaps, the ultimate Dreadnought.
- Top:Torrefied Sitka Spruce
- Back & Sides:East Indian rosewood
- Backstrip:Zipper Style
- Headstock overlay:East Indian Rosewood
- Logo:Atkin Decal
- Truss Rod:Adjustable double action
- Scale: 25.4"
- Nut width: 1 11/16"
- Binding:Grained ivoroid
- Bracing:Pre-war scalloped bracing
- Finish:Aged Vintage Blend Nitrocellulose
- Nut & Saddle:Bone
Tuners:Nickel Gotoh relic
- Side Dots Fret Markers: Black Celluloid
- Fret Markers:None
- Case: Atkin Hardshell