Schertler reveals 5-channel, "next-generation" UNICO acoustic guitar amp

Swiss amp ace Schertler has announced a five-channel, comprehensively featured acoustic guitar amp, the UNICO.

Packing a 1" dome tweeter and 10" woofer, the UNICO delivers 250W (200W + 50W) of bi-amplified power - Schertler reckons the woofer makes it a good crossover amp for electric guitars, too.

The five channels are divided up into a balanced mic XLR input, unbalanced mic/instrument input and one input that combines the two, while there's also a separate stereo input channel for external music devices and an FX return for line-level devices.

Each mic/instrument input offers a gain control and three-band EQ (with parametric mids on input channels 1 and 3, plus a notch filter on 2 and phase reverse switch on 1) - Phantom power and overload LEDs also feature.

Connectivity also includes an adjustable DI out, line out and aux out, while a digital reverb, mute button and low-cut filter further expand the feature set.

The UNICO is available now for €989.01 (£760/$1,000 approx) from Schertler.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.