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1967 Eko Model 100 arch top electric guitar

  • Closed: Sun 20 Dec 2009, 10:25 am
Listing #: 259952566
Vintage Italian guitar dated between 1964-1967, model 100/2. Gr8 2 play, nice action, excellent intonation; lots of chic. Mint original condition apart frm few flaws/variations visible in photos.
A versatile 2-pickup electric guitar; also thin line hollow body acoustic arch-top w/f-holes. Good 4 indie-pop/alt-rock. Grunty sound when cranked thru distortion + gr8 natural tone. Nice resonance & gd sustain 4 hollow body, due solid neck (same neck as used by Vox, '67-68, made by Eko under contract). Not too big; elegant 2 look at wen played. Pickup switches stem frm Ekos history as piano accordion company. The 4 switches: neck p/up, bridge p/up, both p/ups, & "off" - a handy feature & silent to use.
A timepiece 4 collectors interested in what've become known as "fetish guitars". Check out http://www.fetishguitars.com/html/eko/index/200.html - see endorsement frm Jimi Hendrix @ bottom of page then click on 100/2. More backgrnd avail frm hme pg: www.fetishguitars.com. Has all the chic of the 1967 Eko era, when at the front end of the Italian fashion scene of the times. Check out http://www.fetishguitars.com/html/eko/catalogues/ekoclub_67/i
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These were mid-price instruments in their day. Ekos ethos ws 2 provide affordable instruments of gd quality. As instruments they r not in the league of American Gibsons or Gretchs bt they have unique charm, a significant cult following, & were used by a number of famous, mostly European, artists. These days they are loved by indie bands.
Ive loved owning this guitar for 7 years & am sad 2 c it go bt hve 2 rationalise due 2 financial times. Ive written many songs with it (its a joy 2 play acoustically late @night as it has soft sound) & Ive used it on several soundtracks.
Original hard case provided protects guitar adequately 4 transporting by hand or in own vehicle. Damn cute bt not much more substantial than a good hat box, so I wont send this precious item by freight; it must be collected. Im in Wgtn & prepared 2 deliver within reason.
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  • Seller location: Wellington City, Wellington, NZ

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About the seller

tyndyn_bone (33 33 positive feedback) Address Verified Feb 2013
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Closes: Sun 20 Dec, 10:25 am. 2009