Maton EBG808TE Tommy Emmanuel
Crafted in conjunction with guitar genius Tommy Emmanuel. The TE series guitars are a Wonderful tribute to Tommy’s musicianship and Maton’s superior craftsmanship. Built to Tommy’s specs the TE series provides the huge tone and performance you would expect from a guitar bearing his 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 rigors of international travel and the guitar needs to perform at its peak, from Rome, to Nashville, to Sydney! Tommy has done Australia proud and he continues to use Maton as his guitar of choice.
The Tommy Emmanuel models feature a Mother of Pearl block inlay on the 12th Fret, engraved with "C.G.P." The acronym is a title bestowed on Tommy by Chet Atkins and stands for "Certified Guitar Player," it is held by only 3 other guitarists in the world - John Knowles, Steve Wariner, and Jerry Reed.
"AAA" grade Sitka Spruce top and Queensland Maple back & sides are the backbone of this guitar. The latter a rain forest hardwood from Northern Queensland, this timber is strong, light, and beautiful. Queensland Maple is extremely well balanced 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 via their 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.
What we know...
The TE model is the most popular Maton model in in their catalog for a reason. While the 808 body shape is comfortable and loud for its small size, we know the AP5 Pro combination makes this guitar superb for live performance and recording.
Why it matters...
This guitar has stood the test of time and travel, on the road in Tommy's hands. It might go down in history as the most iconic Maton model ever built.
What to expect!
The ideal performing machine - on and off the road. Your new 808-TE will require a break in period, so expect to play it often. Offered with or without an optional cutaway, the playability and harmonics of this guitar is off the charts. No, you won't be able to instantly play like Tommy. For best results, visit TrueFire where Tommy offers guitar lessons.
- Top Wood: "AAA" Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Solid Queensland Maple
- Scale: 25.5"
- Nut Width: 1 47/64"
- Frets To Body: 14
- Satin Finish
- Neck Wood: Select Queensland Maple
- Fretboard: Streaky Ebony
- Bridge: Streaky Ebony
- Bracing: Maton Scalloped X
- Headstock Shape: Solid
- Headstock Inlay: MOP Kangaroo inlay
- Tuners: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
- Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot Fingerboard Inlays
- Rosette: Herringbone
- Purfling: White/Black/White/Black
- Body Binding: Ivory
- Pickguard: Tortoise with Gold "M"
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Bridge Pins: White w/ Black Dots
- Body Depth: 4 59/64"
- Lower Bout Width: 14 13/32"
- Upper Bout Width: 11 7/32"
- Pickup(s): AP5-Pro
- Case: Hardshell Case Included
- Serial: 23332