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Maton EBG808C-TE Tommy Emmanuel Cutaway

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What we say:

If it's good enough for acoustic maestro Tommy Emmanuel C.G.P., then it's most definitely going to be good enough for you and I!

Australian guitar maker Maton has been making quality instruments in Melbourne since just after World War II, using as many native tonewoods as possible to be eco-conscious and future-forward in regards to sustainability and their business practice. They caught our eye a few years ago and we're very pleased to be able to offer them to you.

This signature model is based on the smaller EBG808 body size designed by Maton back in 1978 to answer the need for a guitar with huge bass response and strong projection. Dynamics plays a big part in Tommy's playing style and he rightly feels that the EBG808 translates this terrifically well! Built with a Sitka Spruce soundboard and Queensland Maple for the back and sides, this signature model also has a 12th fret inlay displaying the legend C.G.P. (Certified Guitar Player, an epithet bestowed upon Emmanuel by Chet Atkins) as a subtle nod to the endorsee.

This is some player: it's full of drama and sparkle to complement that large and focussed low end. We can't say it'll leave you with any of Tommy's prodigious skills but we can guarantee you that this is exactly the same guitar that Tommy plays on stage every night. This variation has a venetian cutaway for those moments when you need access to the higher reaches of the neck.


Model  EBG808CTE
Body Shape  808
Face  "AAA Select" Grade Sitka Spruce
Back and Sides  Queensland Maple
Neck  Select Queensland Maple
Fingerboard & Bridge  Rosewood
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  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  6mm Pearl Dots "CGP" Pearl Block on 12th Fret
Back & Sides Finish  Vintage Amber Stain Satin
Top Finish  Vintage Amber Stain Satin
Bridge Pins  Ivory ABS
Machine Heads  Chrome Grover Rotomatic
Pickguard  Tortoiseshell
End Pin/Strap  Chrome
Nut & Saddle  Bone
Case  Standard Maton Hardcase
Pickup  AP5Pro
Strings  Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53.