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Hi everyone,Now I've retired from the day job ( Still playing and Teaching though ) I thought I would refurbish my Eko 12 string which has a bit of belly bulge and a slightly raised bridge. My…Continue
Started by John Buckle May 2, 2015.
Finally got round to it. I have fitted a JLD bridge doctor to my old EKO 12 string. The bridge and and top are now back to being flat. Easy to fit and well recommended . Hardest part was drilling out the Rivet on the EKO bridge to replace with a fixing screw for the JLD.
In my youth I played many EKO guitars although I never owned one back then. This website may be of interest:
My wife and I were in Perugia, Italy for the month of May 2013 and the weather was awful. So that I'd have something to do whilst she was pursuing her language studies, my wife suggested I buy a cheap guitar. So, I bought a black Chinese made Eko Ranger for about $50. Believe it or not, it was a cannon and I wished I could have brought it back home with me but you don't want to get into negotiations with our low-cost airlines about bringing instruments on board. I gave the guitar to a German guy whom I met in Perugia, with the the advice that he should replace the rather awful medium-guage Chinese strings (I was too cheap to do so) with a set of extra lights (he was learning on a nylon strung guitar). He subsequently emailed me that he was having great fun with the Eko.
My first Dreadnought was an Eko Eldorado, and I live near Recanati where they were made. I've been in the old factory many times before the bankruptcy and the closure. Now they're again on the business but don't produce here in Italy. As I repair guitars, I know them very well. So... I think I can stay in this group too. I'm sure I have some old tuners for the 12 str. Ranger. If I can help...
Hi all... this is my EKO - the Laredo 018 CW...
It needs some work but I got it!!
where is my old 12 strings Eko Ranger ? she was my acoustic guitar when I played in 1971 in a progressive band......(I have a lot of nostalgia, of those days and of my EKO)
Seamus, UK. My dad gave me his J64 22 years ago. He got it in the early 60's. It still has the label from the music shop in Glasgow where it was origionally bought.
It's been a good friend. I took it tramping with me round the UK many years ago. I don't play it now, the neck is warped from all the sleeping rough we did together.
john from UK here. Just bought an Eros 12 string from a music festival in the Summer. The Eros bran was pretty similar to Eko, ie use of bolt on necks etc, and this ones no exception. I will post picture when I get back from Italy.
The owner of the company is reputed to be the brother of the mnan that ran Eko.
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