Eko is an Italian manufacturer of electric guitars, acoustic guitars and similar instruments, catering to professional level and manufacturing largely for export. It is located in Recanati, Marche. Ranger 6 reviews. The Ranger 6 guitar is the mid-level instrument from EKO. It features a solid spruce top, mahogany back/sides and a solid mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and chrome covered machine heads. 2 user reviews of Ranger 6 by EKO.

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While in the military and stationed in Naples, Italy in 1969, my wife bought a new, EKO Ranger XII as a gift to me. As many have mentioned, it was built like a tank and very heavy.
My wife's parents are Italian and when we returned to the States in 1972, her father fell in love with the 'Italian 12 string' that I brought home. After conferring with my wife, I gave it to him.
In 1974 his house was hit by lightning and pretty much destroyed in a major fire. The house was gutted by the fire and further damaged by the
water poured into it by the firefighters.
Fast forward to 2008:
When I decided to open 'Re-Tunes' my father-in-law donated a couple of old guitars he had. Much to my surprise, as I opened an odd, dirty looking case, there was the EKO Ranger XII. I had completely forgotten about it, assuming it had been destroyed in the fire.
The top had several finish cracks, but the wood was still solid.
The huge pickguard had curled from the heat of the fire, but was still
attached to the guitar in a couple of places. I picked it up and strummed it. It had not been touched in 34 years and was still almost in tune and other than the finish cracks, it was structurally solid and very playable.
I have a 'Encyclopedia of Guitars' at the shop that features some of the notable guitars built over the years by all manufacturers. The EKO Ranger XII is included and, although not particularly valuable, has developed a following in the collector's circles.
I cleaned it up, re-strung it, and it was a nice playing and decent sounding 12 string. I offered it for sale and sure enough, a collector of EKO guitars snatched it up, impressed with the story behind it and how it survived the fire.
Tough guitars.
Eko Music Group
FounderOliviero Pigini
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Eko is an Italian manufacturer of electric guitars, acoustic guitars and similar instruments, catering to professional level and manufacturing largely for export. It is located in Recanati, Marche.

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Their products include classical guitars, 12-string guitars, arch top guitars, electric guitars and acoustic bass guitars.

Eko guitars gained high popularity during the rock'n'roll craze of the 1960s, becoming the largest guitar exporter in Europe. Their electric models were often highly ornamented with pearl, featured 3 or 4 pickups and recognizable 'rocker' switches for pickup selection. The acoustic models were popular in country and folk rock bands of the late '60s. The best-known models of the '60s include:

Eko 400-4V Ekomaster (1960-1962)
Eko 500 (1962-1965)
Eko Ranger 12 string
Eston bass, fretless but with markers (1980s)
  • Eko 400 Ekomaster (Fender Jaguar shape with flat-top, Hagström-style control panel),
  • Eko 500 (Fender Jaguar lookalike),
  • Eko 700 (original triple-cutaway design with 'hockey stick' head),
  • Eko 290 (also known as Eko Barracuda, semi-hollow flat-top electric),
  • Eko Rokes (rocket-shaped electric, made popular by an Italian pop band of the same name, The Rokes)
  • Eko Kadett ('67 original double cutaway with characteristic long 'horns') and
  • Eko Ranger (the best-selling Eko product, acoustic in 6 and 12-string version).
  • Eko 995 (violin bodied 4 string bass wildly popular in the late 60's)
Eko teardrop, Vox Mark, and Vox Phantom (Wunjo Guitars, London)
Vox Ultrasonic (1968)
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Eko also produced guitars for Vox in the '60s, in the USA they were distributed through LoDuca brothers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In the UK the instruments were imported by Rose-Morris, London.

In Australia their instruments were imported by Rose Music and often, but not always, branded with their house brandEston.

Eko guitar has been manufacturing guitars since the early 60's and continue to through present day.

As of 2015, Eko Guitars were imported and distributed in the United States by Kelley Distribution located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Other musical instruments[edit]

  • EKO Tiger combo organ[1]

  • EKO Micky combo organ[2] Beyond compare 4 serial key linux.

  • EKO Bass Pedal K1 (1970s)

  • EKO ComputeRhythm (1972)[3]

  • EKO Viscount amp head (top)

  • EKO equalizer 10-band graphic eq.

  • EKO Strepitoso wah pedal (top)

See also[edit]


  1. ^'EKO Tiger/Tigermate'. Combo Organ Heaven (combo-organ.com).
  2. ^'Orange Organs'. Combo Organ Heaven (combo-organ.com).
  3. ^'EKO Computerhythm'. synthemaster.de.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eko.

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Official sites
  • Eko Music Group (Italy)
    • Eko guitars (Italy)

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