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Atkin D37 Pre-War Baked Adirondack/Madagascar Rosewood Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar #2311


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D37 Pre-War 

This guitar was built to our specs so it features a 1 3/4" nut instead of the standard 1 11/16" for this model.

As part of Atkin's 25th Anniversary celebrations, Atkin has been looking back at all their guitars built and everything they have learnt along the way, as well as all those wonderful guitars that came before that inspired them throughout their journey.

Drawing on those vintage guitars of the Pre-War era, Atkin has reintroduced a V-shaped neck which is in keeping with the original tradition. This really makes the guitar feel and play like those instruments. Baked AAA Adirondack tops are a perfect match, and Madagascan Rosewood provides a great replacement for Brazilian Rosewood which would have been part of the original spec but has since become extremely difficult to ethically source. The colour and grain of Madagascan Rosewood has proven to be as wonderful as its ability to recreate the tones of its Brazilian counterpart. Finish all of this off with accoutrements such as Mother of Pearl inlays and headstock logo inlay and our super thin aged nitro finish, and you have yourself a time-tested formula for success.

Atkin has thought about the legendary solo artists who have stood on stages around the world for the last 60 years using classic guitars from the Pre-War era to tell their tales. The standard D37 model has taken so many of these thoughts into account already, but the D37 Pre-War is about taking that to the next level.

To mark the Anniversary, these guitars will come with an A2 “25th Anniversary” poster designed by Vic Lee, and signed by Alister Atkin, as well as a numbered certificate. 


Body Length 20"
Body Depth 4 7/8"
Lower Bout Width 15 5/8"
Total Length 40 1/4"
Scale Length 25.4"
Nut Width 1 3/4"


Top Baked AAA Adirondack
Back & Sides Madagascan Rosewood
Backstrip Zipper Style
Neck Mahogany
Headstock Overlay Madagascan Rosewood
Logo Mother of Pearl
Truss Rod Two-Way (Soundhole Adjust)
Fretboard Ebony
Bridge Ebony
Rosette Black/White/Black
Purfling Herringbone
Binding Grained Ivoroid
Bracing Pre-War Scalloped Bracing
Lacquer Finish Aged Nitrocellulose
Nut & Saddle Bone
Tuners Aged Nickel Gotoh
Side Dot Fret Markers Silver Steel
Fret Markers Mother of Pearl
Case Atkin TKL Hard Shell

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