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Maton TE Personal Custom Shop Small Body Acoustic Electric Guitar


Brand Maton

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If you've ever seen Tommy Emmanuel perform you will know he is one of the world's greatest guitarists, and one of the most inspirational musicians on the planet.

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 Tommys specifications, the TE series provides the huge tone and performance you would expect from a guitar bearing the 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 rigours 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 Warriner.

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

Face: AAA Grade Spruce

Back and Sides: Figured Queensland Maple

Neck: Mahogany

Fingerboard & 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")

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 Flightcase

Pickup: AP5-Pro

Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53.