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Amicus Opus

From: 1,295.00

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 Opus is generally in stock or available on a short lead-time (e-mail us on sales@emeraldguitars.com for enquiries). The Opus is available in black only and does not include a pick-up. An LR Baggs Element Active System™ – VTC or LR Baggs Anthem SL™ pick-up are available as an upgrade.

It features Gotoh 381 tuners (15:1 ratio) and has a full gloss finish on the top and a satin ‘Crystal Ice’ finish on the back and sides of the instrument. It comes with a custom-padded Emerald Guitars gig bag.

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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 381 tuners 16:1 ratio (cosmo black)

Nut/Saddle

Graphtech low friction nut and saddle

Bridge

Graphtech bridge pins with Paua shell inlay

Pickup (Default)

No pickup included (available as optional extra)

String Gauges

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

Tuning

D-G-C-F-A-D

Finish

High gloss finish on soundboard and Crystal Ice finish on back and sides

Case

Custom-padded Emerald gig bag

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.

  2. :

    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 its 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. :

    I play mandolin, octave mandolin, and guitar. I have owned a carbon fiber mandolin (by Peter Mix) and still own a CA Cargo guitar. The beauty and quality on my Amicus is amazing. It’s fun to play, and really inspires me to explore. Love it!

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