Maton Custom Shop Guitars TE Personal 808 Cutaway
It takes a great instrument to meet the needs of a great player! Tommy Emmanuel is one of the most well respected musicians on the planet for his percussive mix of fingerstyle acoustic guitar playing. His choice of guitar? A Maton Custom Shop Guitars TE Personal Cutaway.
Andy Allen of the Maton Custom Shop took time to consult with Tommy about what would become his signature instrument. After a few tweaks and changes, Andy Allen built the first TE Personal that became Tommy's primary road instrument. This Maton Custom Shop Guitars TE Personal Cutaway is an EXACT replica of the guitar that Tommy plays on tour. Built with a Sitka Spruce top and Queensland Maple back and sides, the TE Personal provides a powerful mid range thump and balanced frequencies on both ends of the spectrum.
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.
All Maton Custom Shop models are built by Master Builder Andy Allen. He hand picks the premium wood sets for his master grade collection. Andy has built guitars for many famous Maton artists. His detailed work for each creation is captured in photos during the build process for each guitar, accompanied by a USB drive with dozens of photos for each specific guitar.
- Model: T.E Personal
- Body Shape: 808 Cutaway
- Face: AAA Grade Spruce
- Back and Sides: Bee's Wings Queensland Maple
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard and Bridge: Rosewood
- Face Inlay/Rosette: Herringbone
- Soundhole: 95mm
- 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")
- 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 Grover Tuners
- Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
- End Pin/Strap: Chrome
- Nut and Saddle: Bone
- Case: Hiscox Flightcase
- Pickup: AP5 PRO
- Serial: 1320