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Old 01-25-2018, 09:42 PM
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While Iím sorting out my Emerald acquisition, I can at least show what I have. I bought this Amicus in the secondary market about a month ago.

There are plenty of YouTube videos, so I wonít get into what it sounds like. Or, just imagine a 12 string capoíd at the 8th fret. I donít tune it all the way up to D because it makes barre chords up the neck more difficult.

Quite easy to play and all those songs Iíve been playing for the past 40 years have a fresh sound. LOL

Iím pleased with it but I do think of it as a novelty instrument. Iíve no doubt someone with more skills than what I possess could do a lot more with it.



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Wow...beautiful guitars in real nice digs!
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Wow...beautiful guitars in real nice digs!
Thank you, Tom.
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Old 01-25-2018, 11:48 PM
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I think of my guitalele and mandolin as novelty instruments. I have considered switching my mandolin (US Ovation) to guitar fingering and then it would be like an amicus with a few strings missing.

Thanks for the pictures and guitar candy. I love that 12 string.
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Old 01-26-2018, 09:36 AM
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That Koa Taylor tells you why there will always be wood guitars, wow
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That 12 string is one of the nicest looking guitars I've ever seen. It really shows the beauty of wood.
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The koa guitar is from 1998. Itís rare to see koa like that on guitars made nowadays.
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The koa guitar is from 1998. Itís rare to see koa like that on guitars made nowadays.
I agree, I have seen some awesome Koa around that time frame. I have a 2001 hand built with some awesome as well.
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It was around 2005 or so when the prices of koa seemed to spike, IIRC, while the aesthetic quality of sets went down hill a bit. It's also become harder to find high grade flamed and figured all-koa ukulele since, and their prices have also jumped markedly.

Several years ago I bought a used 2006 koa / spruce GS-K and a 2007 all-koa 424-LTD a couple of years later. I wanted to lock in my koa guitars before koa did what BRW was doing in terms of upcharge and availability. So far this has insulated my wallet from the considerably more expensive K24 and K26, no matter how awesome those models are -- and they really are!
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It was around 2005 or so when the prices of koa seemed to spike, IIRC, while the aesthetic quality of sets went down hill a bit. It's also become harder to find high grade flamed and figured all-koa ukulele since, and their prices have also jumped markedly.

Several years ago I bought a used 2006 koa / spruce GS-K and a 2007 all-koa 424-LTD a couple of years later. I wanted to lock in my koa guitars before koa did what BRW was doing in terms of upcharge and availability. So far this has insulated my wallet from the considerably more expensive K24 and K26, no matter how awesome those models are -- and they really are!
I bought this Iíiwi ukulele last year. This was the best koa one I could find and, as nice as it is, itís still not up to the aesthetic quality you could find 20 years ago. Sounds pretty spectacular, though.

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Very pretty, and worthy cousins to your twelve string!

The best I can do visually is my Big Island Honu tenor KT-TR:
http://bigislandukulele.com/products...html#product03
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Very pretty, and worthy cousins to your twelve string!

The best I can do visually is my Big Island Honu tenor KT-TR:
http://bigislandukulele.com/products...html#product03
Very nice!
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Very classy stand - displaying the Amicus like the work of art it is!
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Love the lil guy hanging in that beautiful room.
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I bought this Iíiwi ukulele last year. This was the best koa one I could find and, as nice as it is, itís still not up to the aesthetic quality you could find 20 years ago. Sounds pretty spectacular, though.

Wow that looks about as flamey as you could hope for!
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