Amicus Woody Sapele

We first met Don a few years ago at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California and had the opportunity to show him a few of our instruments. The one that he instantly connected with was the Amicus with its unique tone. We wanted to build something a little bit special for Don so Alistair selected a piece of very highly figured Sapele. This veneer has an intense quilting and almost looks like a leopard skin. It has been a thrill to work with Don and hear him expand his music through the Amicus
  • CLIENT Don
  • WE DID Veneer

Scale length: 18”/460mm
Nut width: 1 15/16”/48.5mm
Bridge spacing: 2 3/8” /60mm
Overall length: 32”/810mm
Max body width: 12” /310mm
Max body depth: 3”/75mm
Max body length: 15 ½”/390mm
Weight: 3.5lbs/1.6kg
Frets: 22 medium stainless steel frets
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Tuners (cosmo black)
Nut/Saddle: Graphtech low friction nut and saddle
Bridge: Graphtech bridge pins with Paua shell inlay
Pickup: B-Band A3T pickup and preamp with buil-tin tuner
Veneer: Sapele
Colour: Amber
Finish: High gloss finish on all surfaces

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Once your dream instrument is finalised, your order will be processed and then all that’s left to do is wait for the Emerald Custom Shop team to complete your built-to-order instrument.


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