This is a treat for you, Tommy Emmanuel was at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles last month Feb 2012 and he had something special with him. No I'm not talking about some new tune, but a very rare instrument. Chet Atkins had given Tommy a Vintage Trophy 1930 Martin Guitar and now we get to hear how it sounds while Tommy play Guitar Boogie for us.
Chet Atkins was a big collector of Martin Guitars or at least he keept the ones that sounded the best, to do recordings. However because of his endorsement with Gretsch Guitars he usually had put electrical tape over the Martin logo to keep people for seeing him playing on one.
Well I'm no expert on Vintage Martin Guitars however I can tell you that some of these Vintage Martin Guitars go for anywhere between $2000-$50.000 depending on the model and how good condition they are in. And knowing that, this 1930 pre-war Martin Guitar sure is something to behold. Not to mention it's getting used by Tommy like it's suposed to. The saying "play it like you stole it" comes to mind.
Tommy speaks of his meeting with Chet and how they played the Original Guitar Boogie together. And Chet played the tune exactly as it was done on the original recording.
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