Atkin White Rice Relic – £2249
NEW ARRIVAL 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 D28’s in existence. The guitar features a torrefied Sitka Spruce top and Indian Rosewood back and sides finished in relic vintage blend nitrocellulose lacquer. Thanks in part to the oversized soundhole, the White Rice combines incredible power with an openness and resonance that is unique. Accurate in every detail to the original, this is the ultimate White/Rice tribute. Tonally it has a very complex sound, great depth and resonance, plenty of punch and attack, and well balanced with superbly articulated clarity – Quite simply it’s a classic. The guitar has a Fishman Matrix Infinity pickup system fitted with volume and tone controls mounted inside the soundhole, and comes in it’s original embossed Hiscox flight case.