Maton Guitars Maton Custom Shop TE Personal Thinline - 16157
Maton Guitars Custom Shop TE Personal Thinline
It takes a great guitar 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. Built to Tommy's specifications, the TE series provides the huge tone and performance you would expect from a guitar bearing the name.
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.
The TE Personal Thinline features a slightly shallower body when compared with the standard Maton 808 or TE Personal models. The Thinline measures 4-1/2" at the end block, compared with the standard body depth of 4-7/8". This small variance enhances the mid-range, creating more punch with more projection. The TE Thinline records extremely well in the studio with articulate note definition and cuts through a mix.
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!
Our 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 Wariner.
Tommy has done Australia proud and we are honored that he continues to use Maton as his guitar of choice.
- Model: T.E Personal
Body Shape: 808 Thinline
- Face: AAA Grade Spruce
- Back and Sides: Figured Queensland Maple
- Neck: Mahogany
- Fingerboard & Bridge: Rosewood
- Face Inlay/Rosette: Herringbone
- Sound hole: 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")
- 14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165" - 2 11/64")
- 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 Grovers
- Pickguard: Tortoiseshell Optional
- End Pin/Strap: Chrome
- Nut & Saddle: Bone
- Case: Hiscox Flight case
- Pickup: AP5 PRO
- Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53
- Serial Number: 1317
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