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CONCEPT 2014
MASSIMO VARINI
Eko project leader
Max is a 360° musician and he has conveyed to this Catalog all his experiences in Music! He’s
multi-Platinum awarded as Guitar Player, Composer, Arranger and Artistic Producer with many
International-Italian Artists; 1 Grammy and 3 Latin Grammy Awards (as Guitar Player for Laura
Pausini), he has recorded with Artist as Andrea Bocelli, Eros Ramazzotti, Nek, Laura Pausini,
Gianluca Grignani, Pablo Meneguzzi, Renato Zero, Mina, Adriano Celentano, Ornella Vanoni,
Vasco Rossi and many others. Artistic Producers for 2 Musicals (Produced by Pierre Cardin),
arranger for the “Festival di Sanremo”. From “new-Age Acoustic Music” to Music for Children,
from Christian Music to his Rock-Blues Trio. As a Guitar Player he’s touring with his Acoustic
Project and he has 3 solo Album (My Sides, Anacrusis, Urban Guitar) in his credits; in Electric
he has on his credits 2 Solo Album and an album with Massimo Varini Power Trio.
Max is also involved in the biggest Educational Catalog regarding teaching guitars! He’s
written 16 books with CD/DVD. His books are the most sold in Italy: 8 books in the Top-Ten
charts! Web: Max’s Youtube Channel has more than 17.000.000 (seventeen millions) of views
of his lessons and acoustic-instrumental songs! almost 50.000 “Likes” on Facebook and other
CONCEPT 2014
Socials. Max knows Music, Instruments... and so on: he knows the Music Businness how he
knows how an instrument has to sound! From the first Drawing to the last Sample, Max has
taken care of all the production steps for the Eko Guitars!
This is the New Era for Eko Guitars!
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R&D ITALY
VISION
MADE IN I TALY
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LxA Project (short for “Liuteria x Amore” which means “Luthier for Love”) is a story of Italian
When I think about buying a new Guitar, I’m simply not interested in just a “product”...
excellence in craftsmanship, inspired by passion, technology and creativity.
I’m trying to follow a “dream”, that can become a reality with a Guitar.
LxA is born when Master Luthier Roberto Fontanot - more than 20 years of experience in
This is the goal that Eko are aiming to achieve, to build “dream-catching” instruments, that
assisting world-renowned guitar player - meets Maurizio Serafin, an Italian architect.
inspire people of all ages to become musicians, to become happy and enriched with music.
The common mission is to build string instruments combining love for the instrument, manual
Musicians talking together use a totally different language!
skills and creativity, by making the best use of the most advanced manufacturing technology.
”Hey Guys! I was playing my favorite Axe when I heard the strings buzzing!
So I used an allen-key to raise the action, used thinner picks and a capo!”
Built in full respect of nature following the rules of traditional guitar building, all instruments
For non-musicians it’s not easy to understand this terminology!
are made with the highest quality wood, naturally seasoned and finished with natural paint.
We are like a “Tribe”... so thinking about “tribes”, I’ve organized the Eko catalog referring to
the ancient meanings of numbers from 0 to 8, with every number having its own meaning.
The collaboration with Eko begins in late 2012,
Most of the instruments have a “tribal-logo” that suggests the series/model name and in
when Massimo Varini takes on his role as EKO Project Leader: Roberto Fontanot is the luthier
“my Eko Catalog” there is not one single guitar that I would not recommend to a friend.
taking care of his instruments for the past 15 years.
Every instrument has its own story, and I think it will be easy to find the right one for you,
it does not matter if you want to become a professional, or just play for fun on the beach, or in
LxA Project has thus become the R&D for EKO taking care, under the leadership of
front of a fireplace.
Massimo Varini, of everything that concerns the development of new designs
From entry level to the high specification Made in Italy series,
with technical drawings and production of prototypes,
Eko has the “answer” for every musician!
but they also manufacture exceptional guitars - 100% Made In Italy.
I am inviting you to become part of the EKO Tribe, so we can help you follow your dream!
The research done in Italy is also transferred to the instruments manufactured
Massimo Varini
in far east in order to ensure Italian style and design,
but also to ensure the quality that is essential for this concept.
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SPECIAL SERIES
0
OLIVIERO
PIGINI
LIMITED
EDITION
The new Eko catalog begins with the number “0” because this number represents a completed work.
A circle commonly represents unity, wholeness, and infinity, without beginning or end.
Oliviero Pigini founded Eko 55 years ago, in 1959 and by creating the Eko brand he accomplished his
dream, and completed his own circle/zero.
Now, after 55 years, we continue to write that dream, celebrating the 55th anniversary of the founding of
Eko with this limited edition of 55 pieces.
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OLIVIERO PIGINI
SPECS
Neck
Hand Selected Mahogany
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard inlay
Real Abalone “snowflakes” style
Width at Nut
45 mm
Scale
630 mm
Body wood (top)
Solid AAA Sitka Spruce
Body wood (B&S)
Solid Selected Rosewood
Finish
Gloss
Body depth
96-106 mm
Rosette
Handmade Real Abalone
Bridge
Ebony
Bridge pins
Ebony with Abalone dot
Bindings
Handmade Real Abalone
Nut / Saddle
Bone / Bone with Compensated Tuning
Special
Oliviero Pigini Signature on the HS
AVAILABLE COLOURS
NATURAL
SHAPE
12
018
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PRIMO SERIES
1
PRIMO SERIES
NUMBER 1
Primo is the Italian word for “First” and is therefore associated with the number 1.
The beginning of every count, the“First” place is what we all aspire to... but 1 is not only
PRIMO SERIES
SPECS
Neck
Birch / Mahogany for Sparkling Flame
Headstock
New Asymmetrical Eko Design HS 2014
Fingerboard
Maple Stained; Rosewood for Sparkling
Flame
Width at Nut
50 mm for Classic • 45 mm Classic 3/4 and
Classic 1/2
Scale
650 mm for Classic • 580 mm for Classic
3/4 • 530 mm for Classic 1/2
End of fretboard
Rounded
Finish
Gloss
Bridge
Maple Stained; Rosewood for Sparkling
Flame
EQ
Eko by Fishman only for Sparkling Flame EQ
the beginning, it is also considered to be the number associated with the sun, with the
natural phenomena of the earth and fire.
The Primo series is inspired by the fire, by the Flame of Love for the music that burns inside
every young musician. Thus “Spark” is where its start’s, a small guitar for little ones... but
the spark turns into a small Flame that lights up but those around, like a “Candle”, a ¾ size
guitar, and then finally the “Flame” and the “Sparkling Flame”.
A truly EKO guitar, unique in every detail, Rosette, bridge and headstock.
AVAILABLE COLOURS
NATURAL
WHITE
SUNBURST
BLUEBURST
RED
VIOLET
BLACK
PINK
SHAPE
CLASSIC
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CLASSIC
3/4
CLASSIC
1/2
17
PRIMO SERIES
1
18
PRI
MO
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MASTER SERIES
MADE IN I TALY
2
MASTER SERIES
2014 is the return of EKO’s MADE IN ITALY.
This series is associated to the number 2, it represents both the
duality and the union of two elements as well as partners.
The guitar and the musician have a relationship that is very close
and unique.
Master Series are 100% made in Italy from design to materials,
including cases and electronic equipment. Research and
development takes place inside our workshop managed by Master
luthier Roberto Fontanot, his work is also then transferred to all our
other series.
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PROFUMOSA
SPECS
Neck
Mahogany
Tuners
In house designed carbon fiber (ratio 1:21)
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Binding
Inlayed
Width at Nut / Scale
46 mm / 646 mm
Body wood (top)
Valcanale Italian Spruce
Body wood (B&S)
Rosewood
Body depth
85-105 mm
Rosette
Ebony
Body Binding
Maple
Nut / Saddle
Bone / Bone
Bridge
Ebony
Finish
Gloss water based
EQ
Heart sound system (italian made)
Accessories
Droplay: case / trolley / stand
AVAILABLE COLOURS
NATURAL
SHAPE
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018
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ACOUSTIC SERIES
3
NXT
DUO
TRI
EVO
MIA
EGO
VISION ACOUSTIC
NX T
DUO
TRI
EVO
MIA
EGO
THREE is said to be the perfect number...
THREE letters form the name EKO, in Italian the word for 3 is made of THREE letters
(TRE in italian means 3)!
The sound of the word THREE is similar to TREE, and it is from the trees that the guitars take
shape and life... to finally arrive into the hands of musician’s, or to someone who dreams of
becoming a musician.
Tre... Three... Tree... TRI
The Musician enriches the world of his music, and at the same time while expressing himself
through the music he proves his existence... everything takes the form of a Latin word: EGO.
THREE letters again and the
of EKO that reflects itself in a mirror, takes pleasure from it
and is a mirrored THREE!
The number 3 was part of the inspiration when creating this new catalog.
The name of the EKO acoustic series are formed of 3 letters and the fingerboard inlays of
each series are to be considered like a “tribal-tattoo” at the twelfth fret.
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NXT SERIES
NXT SERIES
NUMBER 3
NXT SERIES
SPECS
Since 1959, Eko was for many the FIRST guitar, with millions of people starting to play
Neck
Mahogany
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Width at Nut
43 mm / 50 mm for 12 strings / 52 mm for
Nylon CW / 42 mm for Bass D CW
Tuners
Die Cast Eko Branded, Premium open Tuners
for slotted Headstock / Diecast for Bass
Scale
650 mm; 812 mm for Bass D CW
N(e)XT guitar in the development of a musician’s path... One step forward, a little more... a
Body wood (top)
Agathis
little farther.
Body wood (B&S)
Agathis
Finish
Gloss
Body depth
95-112 mm / 65-80 mm for Nylon CW /
81-103 mm for Parlor / 80-108 mm for Gipsy
CW / 95-118 mm for Bass D CW
Rosette
NXT Rosette
Cutaway
Eko Straight CW
The rounded/smoothed shapes of the 2014 headstock and bridge are a good match to the
Bridge
Rosewood
“straight cutaway” particular to EKO. The oval shaped hole, although coming from the late
EQ
Eko G03 with Tuner (only models with EQ
except Gipsy CW)
holding an EKO guitars in their hands.
Eko has always been recognized throughout the world for excellent price quality ratio.
This first series of acoustic instruments are intended to be not only the first, but also the
A series of instruments with 100% EKO characteristics. Entry level guitar’s very affordable,
made with great care for detail and quality, that make the NXT series an ideal first guitar,
but also the “next” that guitarist wants to have.
60s, becomes wonderfully modern when applied to the NXT Nylon and Gipsy.
AVAILABLE COLOURS
NATURAL
BROWN SUNBURST
BLUE SUNBURST
DARK VIOLIN
BLACK
SHAPE
D
32
D CW
with EQ
D
12 STRINGS
018
018 CW
with EQ
018 CW
12 STRINGS
with EQ
NYLON
CW
with EQ
BASS
D CW
with EQ
PARLOR
GIPSY
CW
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NXT SERIES
NXT PARLOR
NXT NYLON
NXT PARLOR
NXT BASS
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NXT SERIES
NXT GIPSY
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DUO SERIES
DUO and DUO FLAMED + SERIES
NUMBER 3
In this case the DUO is not formed by two people but
from the union of the musician and his instrument.
DUO SERIES
SPECS
Neck
Mahogany
Neck Finish
Satin
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Width at Nut
43 mm
Scale
650 mm, 580 mm for Mini
Body wood (top)
Mahogany
Body wood (B&S)
Mahogany
Finish
Gloss
Body depth
95-113 mm / 94-101 mm for Mini
Cutaway
Eko Straigth CW
Bridge
Rosewood
EQ
Eko G03 with Tuner (only for CW models)
Nut / Saddle
Plastic / Plastic with compensated tuning
The instrument itself becomes part of the DUO and the new rosette is trying to
communicate/express this double thread tie which links the guitarist and his guitar in an
inextricably way, the sinuous curves of the headstock and bridge are represented in the
new Rosette DUO, that intersects them together.
The EKO philosophy of offering fantastic quality/price ratio, finds the DUO and DUO
Flamed+ the perfect connection of aesthetics and attention to detail.
This series which come in two versions, pays a lot attention on the aesthetics of the
instrument, even though they are entry level instruments, they are a pleasure for the eyes.
With a very stylish design they offer a round and rich sound. The series also includes
AVAILABLE COLOURS
equalized versions, featuring an Eko in house designed EQ and the Flamed+ the famous
Fishman Isys 301.
NATURAL
SHAPE
D
40
D CW
018
018 CW
MINI
MINI CW
41
DUO SERIES
DUO MINI CW EQ
42
DUO D CW EQ
DUO 018 CW EQ
43
DUO FLAMED + SERIES
SPECS
DUO FLAMED + SERIES
Neck
Selected Mahogany
Neck Finish
Satin
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Width at Nut
43 mm
Scale
650 mm, 580 mm for Mini
Body wood (top)
Selected Flamed Mahogany
Body wood (B&S)
Mahogany
Finish
Gloss
Body depth
95-114 mm / 90-101 mm for Mini
Cutaway
Eko Straigth CW
Bridge
Rosewood
Nut / Saddle
Plastic / Plastic with compensated tuning
EQ
Eko by Fishman Isys 301 (only for CW models)
AVAILABLE COLOURS
NATURAL
SHAPE
D
D CW
018
018 CW
MINI
MINI CW
45
DUO FLAMED + SERIES
46
NEW ACOUSTIC BRIDGE
Bone saddle
w/compensated tuning
DUO 018 CW EQ FLAMED +
DETAILS
DUO ROSET TE
Rounded Fingerboard
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TRI SERIES
TRI SERIES
NUMBER 3
This series offers to the more demanding musicians a selection of Solid Top guitars
designed with the focus on performance.
The musician, the instrument and the sound, an indissoluble TRInity.
The cutaway used in this series is the American Style Cutaway, which is softer and curvier.
This style of cutaway is also used for the Evo series, while the other series make use of the
“Straight CW“ used by Eko in the 60s.
The TRI series combines a Spruce solid top with Mahogany back and sides, with fretboard
and bridge in rosewood. This combination provides a penetrating and accurate sound,
with volume, even with the Mini version suitable for both, children and those looking for a
big sound in a portable size.
TRI SERIES
SPECS
Neck
Selected Mahogany
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Width at Nut
43 mm
Tuners
Die Cast Eko Branded
Scale
650 mm, 580 mm for Mini
Body wood (top)
Solid Spruce
Body wood (B&S)
Mahogany
Finish
Italian Semigloss
Body depth
95-115 mm / 89-100 mm for Mini
Cutaway
Eko American Style CW
Bridge
Rosewood
EQ
Eko G03 with Tuner (only for CW models)
Cutaway versions are fitted with the EKO G03 in-house designed EQ, capable to bring
AVAILABLE COLOURS
everything you want to the stage.
NATURAL
HONEY BURST
CHERRY BURST
SHAPE
D
50
D CW
018
018 CW
MINI
51
TRI MINI Honey Burst
TRI SERIES
TRI 018 CW Natural
TRI MINI
TRI D
TRI D Cherry Burst
52
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EVO SERIES
EVO SERIES
NUMBER 3
The EVO(lution) series carries the “genetic” code of the MIA series, which have become
Eko’s most successful guitars in recent years.
EVO SERIES
SPECS
Neck
Selected Mahogany
Fingerboard
Selected Rosewood
Width at Nut
45 mm / 580 mm for Mini
Tuners
Die Cast Eko Branded, Premium open
Tuners for slotted Headstock
Scale
648 mm (D and Parlor); 630 mm (018),
704 mm (Baritone)
Body wood (top)
Selected solid Cedar (spruce for Baritone
and Gipsy)
Body wood (B&S)
Mahogany
Finish
Satin Open-pore
Body depth
Special thin body 82 to 102 mm / 98 to 100
mm for Gipsy CW
Rosette
Evo Wood Rosette
Cutaway
Eko American Style CW
EQ
Eko by Fishman Isys 301 (no EQ on Gipsy CW)
Nut / Saddle
Bone / Bone with Compensated Tuning
The MIA series changed the perception of EKO from being mainly a “first guitar” to
becoming the Ultimate guitar in the hands of great artists and professionals.
EVO series takes a step further by focusing on the close relationship between musician
and instrument, with Open Pore finish,
so to leave intact the contact and feeling with the wood.
Reduced body thickness makes the instrument with a great sound, a perfect,
comfortable ”fit“ when played.
The use of 3 different stages of maturation of the wood and open pore finish, make these
instruments extremely lightweight and resonant, the sound is warm, and the depth of
cedar is made more present by the mahogany back and sides.
The width of the NUT has been increased to 45 mm, to better support fingerstyle lovers
AVAILABLE COLOURS
used to fingerboard’s of renowned and historical brands.
The length of the DIAPASON is by choice different between the various models.
For EVO Gipsy and EVO Baritone we chose a solid Sitka Spruce top for tonal
NATURAL
characteristics matching with the other models of the series.
SHAPE
The EVO Mini is a small guitar with professional sound characteristics for younger guitar
heroes, and portability for professionals without sacrificing quality.
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D
D CW
018
018 CW
BARITONE
MINI
GIPSY
CW
PARLOR
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EVO SERIES
EVO MINI
EVO D
EVO D CW EQ
EVO MINI
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MIA SERIES
MIA SERIES
NUMBER 3
MIA SERIES
SPECS
The Italian meaning of the word MIA is MINE!
Neck
Selected Mahogany
Fingerboard
Selected Rosewood
Width at Nut
43 mm / 50 mm for 12 Strings / 52 mm for
Nylon CW / 42 mm for Bass D CW
Scale
650 mm; 812 mm for Bass
End of fretboard
Special Rounded and smooth
Body wood (top)
Premium selected solid Cedar Top
Body wood (B&S)
Rosewood
Finish
Italian Semigloss
Body depth
Special thin body 82 to 102 mm / 66-80
mm for Nylon CW
Cutaway
Eko Straigth CW
EQ
Eko by Fishman Presys Blend 301
Eko G03 for Mia Bass D CW
Nut / Saddle
Bone / Bone with Compensated Tuning
Bindings
Maple
The first series introduced by Massimo Varini in 2009, this represented the return of Eko to
the popularity, usage and prestige it had back in the 60s.
What’s more personal and intimate for a guitarist to say that “this is my guitar”?
MIA series delivers everything demanded by professional players.
The exceptional formula with MIA is the selected Cedar top, with reduced thickness for a
fantastic physical sensation that vibrates on the player.
Rosewood back and sides deliver depth, dynamics and warmth of sound, while the
rosewood fingerboard and bridge, make for a really fast and comfortable neck.
AVAILABLE COLOURS
NATURAL
SHAPE
D
62
D CW
D
12 STRINGS
018
018 CW
018 CW
12 STRINGS
NYLON
CW
BASS
D CW
PARLOR
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MIA SERIES
MIA 018
MIA BASS
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MIA NYLON
65
ET
A
IL
S
MIA
Rosette
D
MIA BASS
Bridge
MIA XII STRINGS
Headstock
66
67
MIA SERIES
MIA NYLON
MIA 018 EQ
MIA BASS
MIA 018
68
69
MIA NYLON
Headstock
MIA NYLON
Special Bridge
DETAILS
MIA
Rosette
70
MIA PARLOR
Headstock
MIA
Eko by Fishman Presys Blend EQ
MIA NYLON
Special Rosette
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EGO SERIES
EGO SERIES
NUMBER 3
Often, in addition to the passion and love for music, what gives enough determination for
a musician to succeed is the EGO.
EGO SERIES
SPECS
Neck
Hand Selected Mahogany
Fingerboard
Hand Selected Rosewood
Width at Nut
45 mm
Tuners
Die Cast Eko Branded, Premium open
Tuners for slotted Headstock
Scale
648 mm (STAR and LEGEND)
630 mm ICON
Body wood (top)
Hand selected solid Mahogany (LEGEND),
Hand Selected solid Sitka Spruce for STAR
and ICON
Body wood (B&S)
Sapele (ICON and LEGEND),
Rosewood (STAR)
Finish
Vintage Gloss
Body depth
102-126 mm for STAR / 97-106 mm for
ICON / 92-100 mm for LEGEND
Rosette
Handmade Vintage Herringbone
Bridge pins
Black, rosewood with abalone dots
Bindings
Real Handmade Herringbone
Nut / Saddle
Bone / Bone with Compensated Tuning
The same EGO that mirrored the E of Eko, which gave the perfect number 3 for the
acoustic instruments catalog, is the EGO that wants to realize the dream. The names we
give to each model in this series is the Dream we described at the beginning.
STAR, whether it is a Pop or Rock Star there is no doubt that the shape to which we
associate a Star is the Dreadnought shape.
ICON, the idols who made history, speaking about guitar players they are often associated
with shape’s such as the zero 0, 00, 000, and the OM .
This is why the name of our EGO ICON is the OM shape.
LEGEND, photos that bring the sense of Legends are black and white, the legend of
guitarist’s who sold their souls, is often started by playing a guitar with the Parlor shape.
AVAILABLE COLOURS
For EGO series, focus is totally on the producing guitars to the highest quality possible.
Inside the catalog called “3 - acoustic instrument” the EGO series represent the absolute
VINTAGE SUNBURST
(Spruce Top: STAR-ICON)
maximum in terms of human contribution and guitar building.
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VINTAGE SUNBURST
(Mahogany Top: LEGEND)
SHAPE
D
STAR
018
ICON
PARLOR
LEGEND
75
EGO SERIES
EGO LEGEND
EGO STAR
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EGO ICON
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ELECTRIC SERIES
MADE IN I TALY
4
L
M
&
T
VISION ELECTRIC
AQUA
FIRE
TERO
AIRE
For the series “ELEMENTS” we were inspired precisely by the 4 elements.
All Made in Italy electric guitars are built with the highest research and technology
combined with the experience and love that characterize the production of Master Luthier
Roberto Fontanot and his workshop “Liuteria X Amore Project”.
Our pickguards in wood, inlaid pots, the research of fascinating curves, playability, fit,
sound research...
- FIRE: we started with the number 1 with the series FIRST, like with that series, we were
inspired by the flame that burns in the hearts of musicians when thinking this guitar... this
guitar is the most aggressive with real fire in the sound. The combinations of pickups and
the tremolo make this a very versatile instrument!
- TERO: a mix between the typical TELE sound, heavy and consistent, and the
concreteness of an LP... the combination of wood, the neck joint and pickups make this a
guitar you really do feel... sinking feet on the GROUND and pushing the sound up to the
listener.
- AIRE: 1959 is the year of the founding of Eko and in the same year the Stratocaster
moved from the maple fretboard to the rosewood one... thinking about that historic
instrument and about such a crucial date for Eko, we wanted to set the goal even more
forward: 24-frets with no “modern” impact, a positively sharp and penetrating sound, with
all the features of our Made in Italy production.
- AQUA: the choice of woods and construction model gives this guitar a very “liquid”
sound. When, in 1959, Oliviero Pigini began his dream, the guitar designed by Mr. Les Paul
become very important and recognized as the guitar with the most “fluid” sound ever
produced, and that year was very special.
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ELECTRIC SERIES
SPECS
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ELECTRIC SERIES
MADE IN I TALY
SPECS
AQUA
FIRE
TERO
AIRE
Body wood (bottom)
Mahogany
Alder
Alder
Alder
Body wood (top)
Flamed maple
Flamed maple
Flamed maple
Alder
Neck wood
Mahogany
Maple
Maple
Maple
Neck shape
C profile
C profile
C profile
C profile
Fingerboard
Ebony
Rosewood
Maple
Maple
Fgbd Radius
Compound radius
Compound radius
Compound radius
Compound radius
Fgbd inlays
Tribal Logo at XII fret
Tribal Logo at XII fret
Tribal Logo at XII fret
Tribal Logo at XII fret
Neck joint
Glued
Glued
Glued
Bolt on
Pickup config.
HH
HSH
SH
HSS
Controls
Volume / Tone
Volume / Tone
Volume / Tone
Volume / Tone / Tone
Knobs
Ebony inlayed
Ebony inlayed
Ebony inlayed
Ebony inlayed
Headmachines
In house designed
carbon fiber (ratio 1:21)
In house designed
carbon fiber (ratio 1:21)
In house designed
carbon fiber (ratio 1:21)
In house designed
carbon fiber (ratio 1:21)
Bridge
Thru the wood / Tonepros
Floyd Rose Tremolo
All Parts Tele Style
Wilkinson 100 Tremolo
Finish
Natural Waterbased
Natural Waterbased
Natural Waterbased
Natural Waterbased
Pickguard
…
…
…
Wood
Accessories
Droplay:
case / trolley / stand
Droplay:
case / trolley / stand
Droplay:
case / trolley / stand
Droplay:
case / trolley / stand
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MADE
IN ITALY
84
85
AQUA
AQUA
86
87
FIRE
FIRE
88
89
TERO
TERO
90
91
AIRE
AIRE
92
93
RANGER & VINTAGE SERIES
5
RANGER & VINTAGE SERIES
NUMBER 5
The RANGER is the guitar that very well represents the history of Eko.
A guitar that has been very important in the past, continues to be very important today and
will surely become more important in the future of Eko.
RANGER & VINTAGE SERIES
SPECS
Neck
Mahogany
Neck joint
Bolt-on
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Width at Nut
43 mm / 50 mm for 12 D
Tuners
Die Cast Eko Branded
Scale
650 mm
Body wood (top)
Spruce
Body wood (B&S)
Mahogany
Finish
Gloss
Body depth
96-120 mm
Pickguard
Ranger Vintage Style with binding
Fingerboard inlays
Vintage mop squares
Nut / Saddle
Alluminum zero fret / Plastic-adjustable
For this relationship between past and future this section of the catalog is associated with
the number 5... a number that looks with equal intensity in two different directions.
With the Ranger VR (Vintage Reissue) we bring to new life the most beautiful and interesting
features used in the past, all combined together in this instrument that we offer now,
after 55 years, in a new different colour, as if this guitar is a real vintage.
RANGER VR
RANGER GN
RANGER
AVAILABLE COLOURS
RANGER ORANGE
SHAPE
RANGER D
96
RANGER 12 D
97
R ANGER VI VR
RANGER SERIES
5
98
99
ARTIST SERIES
6
ART
IST
ARTIST SERIES
NUMBER 6
The number 6 is the right number for the ARTIST series.
SIX are the letters in the word Artist and the number 6 stays for balance and harmony.
The number SIX, similar to the artist, has the ability to beautify and enrich what is around
him and that’s why we have put together in this series the guitars thought by great artists,
realized together with EKO. They are like the leaders of our TRYBE.
This series will rapidly grow with no restrictions of any kind; every shape be it an electric,
classic or acoustic guitar, every bass and ukulele, they will all be welcome.
Many artists are already working with us and many new will be joining the team, stay tuned
to find out the names that we will soon publish.
What really matters is that all the peculiarities of each instruments have been designed by
each artist with sound and playability in mind, in combination with visual characteristics,
that are so important in a guitar.
102
103
Neck
Hand Selected Mahogany
Fingerboard
Hand Selected Rosewood
Width at Nut
45 mm
Scale
648 mm
Body wood (top)
Hand selected solid Mahogany
Body wood (B&S)
Sapele
Finish
Vintage Gloss
Body depth
91-100 mm
Rosette
Handmade Vintage Herringbone
Bridge pins
Black, rosewood with abalone dots
Bindings
Real Handmade Herringbone
Special
Sunburst Headstock with Nek Signature
Special
Artist designed dots
(Congiunzione Astrale)
Nut / Saddle
Bone / Bone with Compensated Tuning
AVAILABLE COLOURS
NEK SIGNATURE
NEK SIGNATURE
SPECS
VINTAGE SUNBURST
SHAPE
PARLOR
104
105
NEK SIGNATURE
NEK SIGNATURE
ARTIST SERIES
6
106
107
Neck
Hand Selected Mahogany
Fingerboard
Selected Rosewood
Width at Nut
45 mm
Tuners
Grover
Scale
630 mm
Body wood (top)
Selected solid premium AAA Cedar
Body wood (B&S)
Solid selected Rosewood
Finish
Open-pore
Body depth
Special thin body 82 to 102 mm
Rosette
Evo Wood Rosette
EQ
Fishman Rare Earth Blend
(magnetic+condenser Mic) - Opt.
Special
“Small Man” MV Logo at XII fret
Nut / Saddle
Bone / Bone with Compensated Tuning
MASSIMO VARINI SIGNATURE
MASSIMO VARINI SIGNATURE
SPECS
AVAILABLE COLOURS
NATURAL
SHAPE
018
108
109
MASSIMO VARINI SIGNATURE
110
MASSIMO VARINI SIGNATURE
ARTIST SERIES
6
111
RICCARDO ZAPPA SIGNATURE
SPECS
Neck
Mahogany w/low profile
Fingerboard
Ebony
Width at Nut
50 mm
Bridge
Ebony
Scale
650 mm
Body wood (top)
Solid Sitka Spruce
Body wood (B&S)
Rosewood
Finish
Gloss
Body depth
100 to 120 mm
Headstock
Rounded RZ Signature
EQ
Eko VAN 3L
Special
Zappa logo on headstock
AVAILABLE COLOURS
NATURAL
SHAPE
018 CW
12 STRINGS
112
113
TRYBE SERIES
7
TRY
BE
TRYBE SERIES
NUMBER 7
TRYBE is the name of our TRIBE, because we want you to TRY(to)BE.
Buying an instrument means to bring home something that does not work straight out of
the box, no plug & play, instead you need to commit yourself to learn how to play.
Learning to play an instrument is a journey into yourself!
TRY(to)BE wants to bring the kids to discover the music of their idols by playing the
instruments their idols have designed to their own taste; the artist can decide to include
small booklets containing his most famous songs, with instructions on how to start playing
with the instrument.
The artist will not only customize the instrument he likes more, be it a guitar, a bass or an
ukulele, but he will also invite his own community of supporters and followers to TRY(to)BE
the protagonists of their own lives, perhaps by putting aside for a little while the modern
wonder of technology.
Join us in our TRIBE and TRY(to)BE a musician!
116
117
TRYBE SERIES
7
118
T
R
Y
BE
119
UKULELE
8
UKU
LE
LE
122
UKULELE
NUMBER 8
Our journey inside the “Concept 2014” started from the number 0 and we end this journey
with the number 8, which is a number that rotating on his center brings us back to the
beginning.
OTTO is a name, but OTTO is also how we call the number 8 in Italy.
OTTO is the name of our Ukulele series and the shape of the ukulele body is very similar to
the curves of the number 8.
With this number, which can be traced and traced again in an infinite loop, we invite you
once more to be part of the Eko Tribe.
EKO is company that since 1959 has been side by side with millions of musicians!
No matter whether you play a bass, an electric or an acoustic guitar... or maybe a mandolin
or an ukulele... we have the right tool to help you realizing your dream!
123
124
Top
Cedar
B&S
Mahogany
Rosette
Eko Wood Rosette
Binding
Rosewood
Neck joint
12th fret
Fingerboard
Rosewood, 17 frets
Finish
Satin Open Pore
String
Aquila
Nut & Saddle
Bone
Scale Length
344 mm
UKULELE
SOPRANO
125
126
Top
Cedar
B&S
Mahogany
Rosette
Eko Wood Rosette
Binding
Rosewood
Neck joint
14th fret
Fingerboard
Rosewood, 18 frets
Finish
Satin Open Pore
String
Aquila
Nut & Saddle
Bone
Scale Length
382 mm
UKULELE
CONCERTO
127
128
Top
Cedar
B&S
Mahogany
Rosette
Eko Wood Rosette
Binding
Rosewood
Neck joint
14th fret
Fingerboard
Rosewood, 18 frets
Finish
Satin Open Pore
String
Aquila
Nut & Saddle
Bone
Scale Length
432 mm
UKULELE
TENORE
129
©Copyright 2014 Eko Music Group SpA.
Data, text and pictorial material may not be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission of Eko Music Group SpA.
All rights reserved. The information contained in this catalogue has been carefully drawn up and checked, however no
responsibilities will be assumed for any inexactitude. Technical data and appearance of products are subject to change without
prior notice.
Special thanks to all who have contributed to this catalogue:
Serena Abrami, Lara Ciarabellini, Sascia D’Anela, Diego Di Muzio, Chiara Domenichini, Roberto Fontanot, Guendalina Graziuso,
Rayane Guedes, Francesco Lampredi, Maurizio Marcato, Giovanni Matarazzo, Roberta Menghi, Giulia Miccini, Musicarte, Nek,
Luca Ortolani, Michele Pastore, Alice Pennente, Cristiano Ragni, Thomas Rogante, Henry Ruggeri, Maurizio Serafin, Terracruda
(Italian Winery set in the Marche Region), Massimo Varini.
PRINTED IN ITALY - FEBRUARY 2014
Concept, Vision and Design
by Massimo Varini and Eko Guitars
www.ekoguitars.it
#ekoguitars
This catalog has been printed on ecological and environmentally friendly paper LAGUNA,
made with seaweed from the lagoon of Venice, Italy.
Eko Music Group S.p.A.
Via Oliviero Pigini, 8 - Z.I. Aneto
62010 Montelupone (MC) - Italy
Phone +39 0733 227 1 | Fax +39 0733 227 250
[email protected] | www.ekoguitars.it
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