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Amicus Artisan

1,695.00

The Amicus is a short scale 12-string which allows you to create a completely new sound with your guitar-playing. Imagine not having to learn any new chords, but playing a sound that is more reminiscent of a mandolin. Its short 18” scale allows the Amicus to be tuned up to D, similar to having a capo at the tenth fret and with its full width neck spacing, it is a comfortable and familiar instrument for guitarists who can use their regular chord shapes.

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Product Description

The Amicus is a short scale 12-string which allows you to create a completely new sound with your guitar-playing. Imagine not having to learn any new chords, but playing a sound that is more reminiscent of a mandolin.

Its short 18” scale allows the Amicus to be tuned up to D, similar to having a capo at the tenth fret and with its full width neck spacing, it is a comfortable and familiar instrument for guitarists who can use their regular chord shapes.

The Amicus Artisan is built to order and generally has a five-month lead time.

The Artisan is available in black, amber, red, green and blue, or as a Woody, has full gloss finish on all surfaces, Gotoh 510 tuners (18:1 ratio) and comes with an LR Baggs Element Active System™ – VTC pick-up or upgrade to an LR Baggs Anthem™. It comes with a custom-padded Emerald Guitars gig bag.

Additional Information

Scale length

18”, 460mm

Nut Width

1 15/16”, 48.5mm

Bridge Spacing

2 7/16”, 62mm

Overall Length

32”, 810mm

Max Body Width

12 3/16″, 310mm

Max Body Depth

3”, 75mm

Max Body Length

15 3/8”, 390mm

Weight

3.5lbs, 1.6kg

Frets

22 medium stainless steel frets

Tuners (Default)

Gotoh 510 tuners 18:1 ratio (cosmo black)

Nut/Saddle

Graphtech low friction nut and saddle

Bridge

Graphtech bridge pins with Paua shell inlay

Pickup (Default)

LR Baggs Element Active System™ – VTC

Finish

High gloss finish on all surfaces

String Gauges

.0085, .011, .015, .020, .029, .042

Tuning

D-G-C-F-A-D

Case

Custom-padded Emerald gig bag (weighs 1.7kg/3 3⁄4 lbs)

Reviews

  1. :

    This is a truly joyous instrument that will change the way you think about the mandolin and guitar both for that matter. The tone is warm and soothing, and really pleasant! My duet partner is generally intolerant of mandolin, but was instantly, instantly enamoured, now plays it too! Tuned to D it does sound more mando-like, has plenty of chop and projection, or tune as low as B, and feel the tension slack and the strings become more bendable and guitar lick-friendly, very nice.

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    All I can say about the little 12-string is that it’s fun. It’s just got a cool sound unlike anything else and as a guitar player it’s been easy to play all my regular chord shapes on it. It’s a great addition to my collection.

  3. :

    I love the sound of the mandolin but hate that tiny neck. As soon as I saw the Amicus I knew I had to get one. It sounds similar to the mandolin but is easy for a guitar player to play without learning a new instrument. I’ve been having a great time with it since it arrived last week.

  4. :

    My Artisan arrived in California in perfect condition, packed in a sturdy gig bag, along with a lovely custom ceramic mug. I immediately tuned it up, (like a guitar only starting and ending in D) and I’ve been playing it constantly ever since. I love the 12 string tone which has a lovely mandolin quality and the fact that it’s tuned like a guitar means immediate gratification. It is also a beautiful object to look at and admire. Blessings to the Irish people.

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