Maton Custom Shop TE Personal w/ Sitka Spruce and Queensland Maple
The Holy Grail of Maton Guitars makes its way back to our Nashville neck of the woods! The TE Personal is the most popular Maton Custom Shop guitar and for very good reason. This is the REAL guitar used by Tommy Emmanuel. Produced with the same specs, materials and techniques of the original 808 that Tommy calls his primary guitar.
It takes a great instrument 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. 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 even feature a Mother of Pearl 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.
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 now 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.
This Pre-Owned Guitar is in Excellent Condition w/ some shiny spots in the finish on the top lower bout bass side(see photos) on the neck (see photos) and on the back in between the lower and upper bout on the bass side (see photos).
- Serial: 1087
- Top Wood: "AAA" Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
- Back Wood: Figured Queensland Maple
- Nut Width: 1 47/64"
- Scale: 25.5"
- Bracing: Maton Scalloped X Braced
- Inlays: Pearl Dots & CGP
- Rosette: Herringbone
- Neck Wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Nut Material: Bone
- Saddle Material: Bone
- Saddle Spacing: 2 11/64"
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
- Tuners: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
- Body Binding: Ivory
- Pickguard: none (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: Hiscox Hardcase w/ Pickguard, Feedback buster, and USB Drive with production photos.
- Finish: Satin