Udo Roesner Da Capo 75 Acoustic Amp review

AER’s Compact 60 amp has long ruled as the acoustic player’s indispensable live companion, but there's a new amp in town, and it means business...

Udo Roesner Amps Da Capo 75 Acoustic Amp
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

A familiar face with a totally new personality – everything you need in one compact unit.


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    Mixing desk EQ quality.

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    Effects loop.

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    Good range of connections, with XLR outs on both channels.

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    Excellent digital reverb.


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    Preamp controls may be fiddly for some, but the results are worth the effort.

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When a player of Tommy Emmanuel’s calibre champions a brand-new acoustic guitar amp stating it’s the best he’s ever played through – despite having his own signature model with a different manufacturer – there’s an understandable tremor of curiosity among acoustic performers everywhere. 

Tommy forsaking AER? That’s big news in some quarters. But let’s dip below the surface for a moment and examine the evidence. Both the Compact 60 and this new Da Capo amplifier were designed by Udo Roesner who has now stepped away from AER and started his own company called Udo Roesner Amps. 

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.