Now this is not a Major review nor is it acoustic and electric guitar comparison, this is a one of a kind comparison of 2 top Acoustic Guitarists and Their AMAZING Acoustic Guitars.
The two Guitarists are Tommy Emmanuel and Ed Sheeran. These two guitarists have made a huge name for themselves, primarily because they are passionate in their individual fields. I was completely surprised to see how similar and inexpensive the guitars were and decided to look into what they were and why they were the respective artists go to guitars.
Now if you have not yet heard of Tommy Emmanuel or Ed Sheeran I want to offer you a bath to wash off the mold you got while sleeping under that rock! No, sorry, I am kidding of course. Not everyone sees the same content online as there is an absolute Landslide of information and it can be hard to find information, not only for right handed players but almost doubly as hard for left handed guitarists too. Let me try and Introduce them here a little…..
Tommy Emmanuel and His Guitar.
Tommy Emmanuel is a self taught musician who has a very unique, one man band style. You can find hundreds of Videos on his YouTube Channel showcasing his talent but today I want to discuss his Amazing Guitar. The one he uses is called The Maton EMTE Tommy Emmanuel Mini 2017, as it was built just for him by Maton.
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The Company Maton says “EMTE is a fusion of two of Maton’s most successful guitars, the EBG808TE and the Mini Maton EM-6. It is a bright, crisp, lively little guitar that will respond to every nuance of your fingerpicking style.” This Little Guitar has a big sound for such a little fella’. Maton is a company that crafts beautiful handmade guitars and you can visit their entire line up at https://maton.com.au/. Enjoy the video as it worth the watch!
Fender Body Styles as Produced by Fender Guitars showing “Baby” model size:
The particular body style of this guitar resembles a Baby Meeting a GS Mini, as in the picture above, which is the Fender Guitar body chart, and has the big sound of the Big Baby and even some of its other Bigger brothers. Like the Grand Concert Style. Maton also says “The addition of the AP5-Pro pickup system makes the EMTE a formidable stage guitar as well, with the added benefit of staying well clear of those low mid and bass feedback frequencies.” Amusingly Tommy states,
“When I’m on the road, big ideas can come from the smallest things.”
Now this Maton EMTE Tommy Emmanuel Mini 2017 was a special series guitar and is hard to find but there are a few around that are worth looking into as the Price point is pretty low for such an amazing guitar.
Ed Sheeran and His Guitar.
Now Ed sheerans guitar looks so close to Tommy’s in body style and over all appearance and they even sound a little alike. The guitar that Ed is using is a 2017 Martin Ed Sheeran Divide Signature Acoustic-Electric Guitar. This guitar is very much like a Delta Blues guitar in its sound and appearance but has a nice throaty quality due to the solid Sitka spruce top. This Guitar came about due to a collaboration with Martin Guitar and Ed Sheeran and is one of a series of three guitars.
As quoted on Reverb.com,
“Martin and Sheeran have collaborated once again with the aptly named Ed Sheeran Divide (or ÷) Signature Edition. This third collaboration is built upon Ed’s love of the LX1E Little Martin, and continuing with his mathematical themed album cover art. It completes the Ed Sheeran 3 trilogy of Martin Signature guitars that have supported Sheeran along his soaring career path to super stardom.”