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 Tommy’s 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.
EBG808C Tommy Emmanuel Specifications
Body Shape: Dreadnought
Soundboard: “AAA” Grade Sitka Spruce
Bracing: Scalloped Maton X
Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood
Outer Binding: Rosewood W/Maple Pinstripe
Inner Binding: Herringbone
Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5″)
Headstock Veneer: Rosewood, Maple Pinstripe/Keyhole
Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebony
Fretwire: Dunlop 6260
Number of Frets: 21
Fingerboard Radius: 304.8mm (12″)
Nut Width: 44.1mm (1.736″ – 1 47/64″)
14th Fret: Width 55mm (2.165″ – 2 11/64″)
Fingerboard Inlays: Pearl Snowflakes – “Messiah Block on 17th Fret
Back & Sides Finish: UV Gloss/Natural
Top Finish: UV Gloss/Natural
Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
Machine Heads: Gold Grover Rotomatic
Pickguard: Tortoiseshell with Gold M
End Pin/Strap: Gold
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Case: The Maton Case
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53