Maton Custom Shop TE Personal Thinline
It takes a great guitar to meet the demands of such a great player. Designed in conjunction with guitar legend Tommy Emmanuel, the TE series guitars are an outstanding tribute to his musicianship and Maton's superior craftsmanship.
Built by Master Luthier Andy Allen in their Custom Shop, the TE Personal provides the huge tone and performance you would expect from a guitar bearing his name. This Guitar has a custom built Thinline body option, with the depth of Maton's CS Classic body. A depth of 3 1/2" gives this Thinline the Custom Shop traditional size body.
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 rigors of international travel and the guitar needs to perform at its peak, from Rome, to Nashville, to Sydney!
The 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 Wariner. This is the same model guitar, with identical appointments, that is in Tommy's collection of Maton guitars.
The TE Personal features Master Grade "AAA" Figured Queensland Maple and "AAA" Sitka Spruce top soundboard. Originally used as a Mahogany "substitute", Queensland Maple has become the backbone of the Maton sound. It is used in nearly every Maton either as a neck, back & sides, or internal component. A rain forest hardwood from Northern Queensland, this timber is light, strong, and visually striking. Queensland Maple produces an extremely well balanced tone with an even response across all frequencies. If you are looking for the secret to Maton's great tone, this is a good place to start.
The AP5 Pro Pickup System includes a separate microphone and piezo pickup, both of which can be blended with individual controls. The system is designed to capture the true sound of the instrument utilizing the adjustable cardioid mic, which is mounted directly to the pre-amp, and the unique piezo system to permit easy final tweaking of microphone position to suit the individual artist's style.
- Model: CS TE Personal Thinline
- Serial: 1318
- Top Wood: "AAA" Master Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: "AAA" Figured Queensland Maple
- Nut Width: 1 47/64"
- Scale: 25.5"
- Bracing: Maton Scalloped X Braced
- Inlays: 4mm Pearl Dots and "C.G.P." at the 12th Fret
- Rosette: Herringbone
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Saddle Spacing: 2 11/64"
- Bridge: Indian Rosewood
- Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
- Tuners: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
- Purfling: Triple Pinstripe
- Body Binding: Ivory ABS
- Pickguard: Black Maton Style Pick Guard with Tommy Emmanuel Signature Decal (loose in case)
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Overlay: Walnut
- Headstock Inlay: MOP Kangaroo Inlay Custom Shop
- Frets To Body: 14
- Neck Profile: C Shape
- Pickup(s): AP5-Pro
- Case: Maton Hiscox Flight Case
- Finish: Satin Finish