Maton Custom Shop Tommy Emmanuel Personal
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It takes a great guitar to meet the demands of such a great player. Designed in conjunction with guitar great Tommy Emmanuel, the TE series guitars are an outstanding tribute to Tommy's musicianship and Maton's superior craftsmanship. Built to Tommys specifications, the TE series provides the huge tone and performance you would expect from a guitar bearing the name.
Tommy looks for a guitar with superb tone, capable of the most delicate expression as well as the most ferocious attack. The neck must stay true regardless of the rigours of international travel and the guitar needs to perform at its peak, from Rome, to Nashville, to Sydney!
Our Tommy Emmanuel models feature a Mother of Pearl block inlay on the 12th Fret, engraved with "C.G.P." The acronym stands for "Certified Guitar Player," a title bestowed on Tommy by Chet Atkins and held by only 3 other guitarists in the world - John Knowles, Jerry Reed and Steve Warriner.
Model: T.E Personal
Body Shape: 808
Face: AAA Grade Spruce
Back and Sides: Figured Queensland Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge: Rosewood
Face Inlay/Rosette: Herringbone
Bracing: Select Grade Tone Bracing
Inner Binding: Triple Pinstripe
Outer Binding: Ivory ABS
Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
Headstock Veneer: Walnut
Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12")
Nut Width: 44mm (1.736" - 1 47/64")
14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
Fingerboard Inlays: Pearl Dots, "C.G.P." Individual Letters at 12TH
Back & Sides Finish: Satin
Top Finish: Satin
Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
Machine Heads: Chrome Grovers
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell Optional
End Pin/Strap: Chrome
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Case: Hiscox Flightcase
Pickup: AP5 PRO
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53.