Maton EBG808TE Tommy Emmanuel Signature Sitka and Queensland Maple 2014
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. Built to Tommy’s specifications 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!
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.
Tommy has done Australia proud and he continues to use Maton as his guitar of choice.
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.
This Pre-Owned Maton 808 TE is in Great Condition with a Top Crack at the center seam that has been professionally repaired. We have attempted to capture this in the detailed photos posted below. This in no way effect the tone or playability in any way.
Includes Original Hardshell Case.
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Shipping Weight: 20
Top Wood: "AAA" Select" Grade Solid Sitka Spruce
Back Wood: Solid Queensland Maple
Nut Width: 1 47/64"
Inlays: Mother of Pearl Dot Fingerboard Inlays
Nut Material: Graphtec
Saddle Material: Graphtec
Bridge Pins: White w/ Black Dots
Tuners: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
Body Binding: Ivory
Pickguard: Tortoise with Gold "M"
Headstock Shape: Solid
Headstock Inlay: MOP Kangaroo inlay
Frets To Body: 14
Body Depth: 4 59/64"
Lower Bout Width: 14 13/32"
Upper Bout Width: 11 7/32"
Total Length: 39 23/32"
Case: Hardshell Case Included
Misc. 1: Signed by Tommy Emmanuel
Misc. 2: Satin Finish
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