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Maton Custom Shop EBG808TE 'Tommy Emmanuel' Personal Acoustic Electric Guitar

We are thrilled to stock the Maton EBG808 'TE Personal'. Entirely handmade in the Maton Custom Shop by master luthier, Andy Allen, this is the exact guitar that Tommy Emmanuel plays. Built to Tommy's exact specifications, the 'TE Personal' provides the tone and performance you would expect from a guitar bearing his name. 

Specs include solid Sitka Spruce & Queensland Maple tonewoods, an Indian Rosewood fretboard, bridge & headplate, and an incredible hand-shaped one-piece Mahogany neck.   Each top is hand-tuned with individually scalloped bracing to fine-tune the voice of the guitar. The timbers are all hand-selected by Andy Allen from the premium supply that is kept aside for Custom Shop guitars.

An AP5 Pro pickup system delivers the ultimate pickup system utilising both a piezo transducer under the bridge in combination with a condenser mic located inside the sound hole. You can isolate or blend both systems to deliver every nuance of your playing to a live audience. On board tonal controls allow further tonal refinement. 

This stunning guitar sounds punchy and full with a fantastic bass response that belies it's small stature. In short, it's the best 808 we've ever heard. Includes Flight case.


  • 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: Flightcase
  • Pickup: AP5-Pro
  • Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53.

Acoustic Centre offers free Australia-wide shipping on all accessory orders (excluding bulky items including amplifiers and cases) over $50, and free courier shipping with tracking on all instruments and amplifiers over $599, and cases over $299. We also offer Express shipping options at checkout.

Occasionally due to issues with delivering to remote or unusual destinations, we aren't able to offer free postage. We reserve the right to retract the offer if freight costs exceed 15% of your purchase. We will always notify you if there is an issue and offer a full refund or arrange alternative delivery options.

All strings and accessories will be shipped with tracking via courier or Australia Post. Other items including guitars and amplification equipment will be shipped using our courier service providers, with a tracking number and signature on delivery.

The Acoustic Centre ships goods Australia-wide, however at this time we are unable to accept international orders. Please contact us on (03) 9699 5691 to enquire about a special order. The Acoustic Centre is located at 206 Park St. South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We ship daily at 2pm (Monday to Friday) excluding Victorian public holidays.
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