Our relationship with Tommy Emmanuel began organically several years ago. Not only one of the greatest guitarists on the planet, Tommy is also a wonderful individual and a true friend, and we have been privileged to have him as an long-time ambassador of AER amps. It was therefore only natural – and perhaps somewhat overdue – that we come up with something special for Tommy.
Developing a signature amp for Guitar Player magazine’s two-time „Best Acoustic Guitarist“ was no easy task, as he has famously only played our amps „as is“ – whether it be Compact 60, Alpha, Domino. No tweaks, no hidden secrets, no double overhead camshaft, no Dellorto carburetors.
Rather than piling on a list of additional features that Tommy himself has never relied on, we chose instead to give his amp a truly personal feel with focus on this homeland, his mentor and one of the most impressive life tunes... Initiation!
Since 1992 we at AER audio electric research have never let go our passion for instruments, music, tone and that little bit extra we can add on top to push things further, perform better, be ahead – we just love it.