2005/08 Maton EBG808 Signed by Tommy Emmanuel
Being presented for sale is a 2005/08 Maton EBG808 Artist electrified acoustic signed by Tommy Emmanuel. The top is "AAA Select" grade sitka spruce with a satin finish and the back and sides are "AA" grade blackwood. The neck is select queensland maple and the fretboard and bridge is ebony. The fretboard radius is 12" and has mother of pearl snowflake inlays. The bone nut has a width of 1.736". The scale length is 25.5" and there are 21 frets. The bracing is scalloped Maton X. OHSC included
Maton’s beginnings go back to the early 1940s with a woodworker, Bill May of Melbourne, Australia, quitting his teaching job to start a guitar repair and custom shop. With a loan from the bank to buy timber, a band saw rigged from the front wheel bearings of Bill’s car, and his machinist brother Reg lending a hand, the Maton Musical Instruments Company was hatched in 1946.
At first they built acoustic and classical guitars before adding amplifiers (1954/55) and eventually electric guitars. The origins and exact timeline of amplifier offerings of the 1950s is a little mysterious as Maton outsourced manufacturing until 1960. (An important footnote for Maton fans).
Tommy Emmanuel’s first guitar was a 1960 Maton Mastersound.
Continental USA Shipping Only. No International Sales.
This guitar is presented by Classic City Vintage Guitars of Athens, GA. Buyer pays UPS shipping (and applicable taxes) which is added to the sales price at checkout. Shipping is $150 including insurance.