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!
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.
Body Shape: 808
Face: "AAA Select" Grade Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides: Queensland Maple
Neck: Select Queensland Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge: Streaky Ebony
Face Inlay/Rosette: Herringbone
Soundhole Diameter: 95mm
Bracing: Maton Scalloped X
Inner Binding: Triple Pinstripe
Outer Binding: Ivory
Scale Length: 64.77cm (25.5")
Headstock Veneer: Queensland Walnut
Fretwire: Jescar FW43080
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: 6mm Pearl Dots "CGP" Pearl Block on 12th Fret
Back & Sides Finish: Vintage Amber Stain Satin
Top Finish: Honey Stan Satin
Bridge Pins: Ivory ABS
Machine Heads: Chrome Grover Rotomatic
End Pin/Strap: Chrome
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Case: Standard Maton Hardcase
Pickup: AP5 Pro
Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53.