Introducing the new AER Tommy Emmanuel Signature version of the very popular Compact 60 acoustic amplifier.
The accomplished Australian fingerstyle player, a two-time Grammy nominee and twice the winner of Guitar Player magazine's "Best Acoustic Guitarist" award, has long been an unofficial AER ambassador and one of the best-known users of the company's products. Over the years, Emmanuel has relied on a number of different AER amps, and has recently incorporated the company's Colourizer sound-shaping preamp tool into his rig.
The AER Compact 60-3 is a professional, compact and powerful amplifier system. Especially developed for the enhancement of acoustic instruments it is nonetheless suitable for other instruments, and makes an especially great sounding jazz guitar amp. AER's design concept was focused on the singer-/songwriter who requires outstanding reproduction of his/her instrument and vocals yet needs a handy unit with a gigbag which is easily portable (even via public transport). AER sought to produce an amp that would accomplish this while astonishing audiences as well as sound-engineers through excellent sound and professional instrumentation. Throughout the years, the Compact 60 has become a standard in amplification, delivering the outstanding AER tone in nearly all possible situations. All AER-systems are subtly dynamically controlled, which ensures absolute reliability in full load operation despite strikingly small sizes and little weight.
Aboriginal art etched into one side of the cabinet symbolizes Tommy's deep love for his homeland of Australia and its people, and in particular his connection to Aboriginal Australians. On the opposite side of the cabinet, Tommy's "TE" initials are carved into the cabinet as well as "CGP" - a tribute to Tommy's mentor Chet Atkins, who bestowed upon Tommy the honorable designation of Certified Guitar Player (C.G.P.). Tommy was one of only five guitarists ever to receive the distinction from Chet.
In another subtle personal touch, AER has incorporated a reverb/delay effect setting from the Alesis Midiverb II, long used by Tommy, into the Compact TE's onboard effects section (in position 3). Additionally, contrary to the standard Compact 60, the DI Out signal will incorporate the effects. Finally, the gig bag strap features signature embroidery.
60W acoustic combo amp - wedge
8" twin-cone speaker
2 channels, 2 inputs
3- & 2-band EQ, “Colour” control
4 digital effect presets (2 reverb, 1 chorus, 1 reverb/delay modeled after
Tommy's preferred Alesis Midiverb II setting)
12 mm Birch plywood cabinet (black) with Aboriginal art and “TE-CGP” signature engravings
Includes padded gig bag with signature embroidered strap
Weight: 14.3 lb (6.5 kg)
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