Maton TE Personal - Tommy Emmanuel Custom Shop Model
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 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 rigours 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 Warriner. 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 Queendsland 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 rainforest hardwood from Northern Queensland, this timber is light, strong, and visually striking. 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 features Separate Microphone and Piezo input controls allow for blending of both microphone and piezo levels prior to sending the actively combined signals through to the tone circuits and master volume. Highly selective cardioid microphone system allows for much greater microphone level before feedback in live environments. This newly upgraded microphone is direct mounted to the preamp casing via an adjustable arm, which permits easy final tweaking of microphone position to suit the individual artists style.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: "AAA" Master Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: "AAA" Figured Queensland Maple
Nut Width: 1 47/64"
Bracing: Maton Scalloped X Braced
Inlays: 4mm Pearl Dots & "C.G.P." at the 12th Fret
Neck Wood: Mahogany
Fretboard: Indian Rosewood
Nut Material: Bone
Saddle Material: Bone
Saddle Spacing: 2 11/64"
Bridge: Indian Rosewood
Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
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
Case: Maton Hiscox Flight Case
Misc. 1: Tortoise Style Pick Guard Optional
Misc. 2: Satin Finish
Misc. 3: Setup with Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53