Tommy Emmanuel


Oral History Information

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Musician, Guitarist

Tommy Emmanuel played bass to his brother's lead guitar as a kid and knew playing music was his calling. Tommy has become a world renown player and songwriter who realized early on the importance of finding the perfect guitar. For him, the best guitar is the one that you can't put down, the one that inspires you to write and play. Since 1960, Tommy has played a Maton Guitar from Australia. The custom shop's luthier, Andy Allen, has built Tommy's signature models over the years and worked with Tommy on design ideas. Having found the perfect guitar, Tommy has encouraged players young and old to do the same!