Amicus

The Mandolin for Guitar Players

Expanding the sonic possibilities, the Amicus can add compelling textures, depth, and rich dynamic range to any musical situation with a tuning that’s familiar with a guitar player. A great addition to any guitar player’s collection.

1. INTRODUCING THE AMICUS

High Brilliance of a Mandolin, Tuning For Guitar Players.

Known as the mandolin for guitar players, the Amicus is designed with a short 18” scale, tuned up to D – the same as having a capo on the 10th fret, giving the player the high brilliance of a mandolin sound but with a tuning that’s familiar with a guitar player. Expanding the sonic possibilities, the Amicus can add compelling textures, depth, and rich dynamic range to any musical situation. A great addition to any guitar player’s collection.

2. Colours

Your guitar, your colour. Take your pick.

The Amicus is available in 5 different colors as part of our standard artisan collection: black, amber, red, green, and blue. A high-quality top coat is also applied for a smooth, resilient, and vibrant gloss finish.

3. Veneers

Take your Amicus even further with our Exotic Custom Wood Veneers

Get the natural beauty of a wood guitar, but the strength and durability of carbon fibre. We offer a wide range of some of the finest exotic wood veneers from around the world. Through a unique molding process of fusing together the wood veneer with the carbon fire in one seamless form, you create an instrument that is truly exceptional and elegantly beautiful.

Veneer Examples

NB: All custom veneers require a consultation with one of our team before ordering.

We invite you to explore our library of available veneers and contact us with the name and reference number of your choice. We will then provide you photographs of the different ways we can position and cut your selected veneer for your chosen instrument.

4. Hardware

Customize your hardware with our selection of tuner and pickup combinations.

Our guitars come standard with Gotoh 510 tuners, some of the smoothest, highest quality tuners available. Choose from black, chrome, or gold. Opt for a straightforward undersaddle piezo pickup or sweeten your amplified tone with the dual element Anthem system which adds a beautiful sounding feedback-resistant internal mic.

Tuners

  • Gotoh 510 Tuners Black
  • Gotoh 510 Tuners Chrome
  • Gotoh 510 Tuners Gold

Pickups

  • 1. LR Baggs Element Active System™
  • 2. LR Baggs Anthem™
  • 3. No Pickup

5. Custom

Bring your stories and dreams to life with the Emerald Custom Shop.

Here at Emerald Guitars, we always say that we’re not just building guitars, we’re building people's dreams and stories. From fanned frets, extra strings, and custom neck configurations, to exotic wood veneers and hand painted artwork, the possibilities are virtually unlimited. Whether you have your dream instrument planned out to the very last detail or are looking for some guidance and inspiration to finalize your concept, we invite you to reach out to our custom shop, share your story and your vision, and create something truly unique with us.

Custom Options

  • Hardware Upgrades
  • Custom Neck Width
  • Custom Scale Width
  • Fan Fretting
  • Extra Strings
  • Custom Slotted Headstock
  • Custom Veneers
  • and much more…

6. Ordering

Amicus Artisan

  • Order Online
  • Built to Order (4 Month Lead-time)
  • Choice of Colour & Finish
  • Choice of Hardware
  • Custom Veneers
  • Fully Customisable
  • Ready to Ship

The Artisan range is built to order and generally has a four-month lead time. Check current stock section for ready to ship Artisan guitars.

Amicus Custom Shop

  • Built to Order (4 Month Lead-time)
  • Choice of Colour & Finish
  • Choice of Hardware
  • Custom Veneers
  • Fully Customisable
  • Order Online
  • Ready to Ship

Custom Shop orders require consultation on requirements before ordering. Check current stock section for ready to ship Custom Shop guitars.

Current Stock

  • Order Online
  • Ready to Ship
  • Limited Availability
  • May have Choice of Colour & Finish
  • May have Choice of Custom Veneers
  • May have Choice of Hardware
  • Fully Customisable

These items are ready to ship upon order but are subject to limited availability. May include Artisan, Custom Shop & Select Series products.  

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