Tommy Emmanuel Auction for Haiti

by | 27 Jan, 2010

Tommy Emmanuel has offered three of his personal guitars for auction to raise money for Haiti earthquake victims.

The first guitar was made for me by Maton and it was the first Mahogany guitar that they made. I’ve played this guitar all over the world. I wrote The Tall Fiddler, Lewis & Clark, The Mystery, Antonella’s Birthday, and many more songs on this guitar. It is a Maton Australian Jumbo. It has the AP5 with mic system in it, and it’s a guitar that I love very much. It has my daughter’s signatures on them.

The second beautiful acoustic guitar is hand-made Paul Reed Smith. It was a gift from Paul via Ricky Skaggs. It is in perfect condition and is Brazilian rosewood back and sides with abalone inlay. The workmanship is of the highest level I’ve ever seen.

The third guitar, a Gibson Country Gentleman was given to me by my friend Mike Voltz from Gibson in 1999. It is the last Electric Guitar made at the Nashville factory before they moved to Memphis. It has a beautiful sound and plays exactly the same as Chet Atkins’ used to. I’m moved to donate this instrument because being inspired by Paul Reed Smith’s kindness that I have witnessed on many occasion. He is a man of great generosity.

Your successful bid will get you the guitar, autographed, 2 VIP seats to a Tommy Emmanuel concert near you, dinner with Tommy and a 2 hour private guitar lesson.

I’m hoping to raise as much money as possible to help Unicef and their efforts with the children in desperate need in Haiti. I know that UNICEF are an amazing organization selfless and tireless workers who put their lives on the line for Children in need. These guitars have been precious to me but not as precious as a child’s life – Tommy Emanuel.

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