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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 .

Now. and completed his own circle/zero. in 1959 and by creating the Eko brand he accomplished his dream. celebrating the 55th anniversary of the founding of Eko with this limited edition of 55 pieces. we continue to write that dream. without beginning or end. and infinity. A circle commonly represents unity. Oliviero Pigini founded Eko 55 years ago.OLIVIERO PIGINI LIMITED EDITION The new Eko catalog begins with the number “0” because this number represents a completed work. after 55 years. wholeness. 10 11 .

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 13 .

PRIMO SERIES 1 .

.. like a “Candle”.. it is also considered to be the number associated with the sun. and then finally the “Flame” and the “Sparkling Flame”. by the Flame of Love for the music that burns inside every young musician. a ¾ size guitar. A truly EKO guitar. The beginning of every count. Thus “Spark” is where its start’s.. The Primo series is inspired by the fire. 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.PRIMO SERIES NUMBER 1 Primo is the Italian word for “First” and is therefore associated with the number 1. bridge and headstock. with the natural phenomena of the earth and fire. a small guitar for little ones. AVAILABLE COLOURS NATURAL WHITE SUNBURST BLUEBURST RED VIOLET BLACK PINK SHAPE CLASSIC 16 CLASSIC 3/4 CLASSIC 1/2 17 . but the spark turns into a small Flame that lights up but those around. but 1 is not only PRIMO SERIES SPECS Neck Birch / Mahogany for Sparkling Flame Headstock New Asymmetrical Eko Design HS 2014 Fingerboard Maple Stained. unique in every detail. Rosette. the“First” place is what we all aspire to.

PRIMO SERIES 1 18 PRI MO 19 .

MASTER SERIES MADE IN I TALY 2 .

The guitar and the musician have a relationship that is very close and unique. 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. it represents both the duality and the union of two elements as well as partners.MASTER SERIES 2014 is the return of EKO’s MADE IN ITALY. 23 . Master Series are 100% made in Italy from design to materials. This series is associated to the number 2.

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 24 018 25 .

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.... takes pleasure from it and is a mirrored THREE! The number 3 was part of the inspiration when creating this new catalog. and at the same time while expressing himself through the music he proves his existence.. and it is from the trees that the guitars take shape and life.. to finally arrive into the hands of musician’s... 29 . 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.. TRI The Musician enriches the world of his music.. Tre.. everything takes the form of a Latin word: EGO. Tree. THREE letters again and the of EKO that reflects itself in a mirror. or to someone who dreams of becoming a musician... 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. Three. THREE letters form the name EKO.

NXT SERIES .

812 mm for Bass D CW N(e)XT guitar in the development of a musician’s path. Eko was for many the FIRST guitar.. The oval shaped hole. Entry level guitar’s very affordable. 60s. 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.NXT SERIES NUMBER 3 NXT SERIES SPECS Since 1959. Eko has always been recognized throughout the world for excellent price quality ratio. Premium open Tuners for slotted Headstock / Diecast for Bass Scale 650 mm. a little more. This first series of acoustic instruments are intended to be not only the first. becomes wonderfully modern when applied to the NXT Nylon and Gipsy. 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. One step forward. a Body wood (top) Agathis little farther... but also the A series of instruments with 100% EKO characteristics. made with great care for detail and quality. that make the NXT series an ideal first guitar. although coming from the late EQ Eko G03 with Tuner (only models with EQ except Gipsy CW) holding an EKO guitars in their hands. 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 33 . but also the “next” that guitarist wants to have..

NXT SERIES NXT PARLOR NXT NYLON NXT PARLOR NXT BASS 34 35 .

NXT SERIES NXT GIPSY 36 37 .

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. they are a pleasure for the eyes. NATURAL SHAPE D 40 D CW 018 018 CW MINI MINI CW 41 . DUO SERIES SPECS Neck Mahogany Neck Finish Satin Fingerboard Rosewood Width at Nut 43 mm Scale 650 mm. The EKO philosophy of offering fantastic quality/price ratio. 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. featuring an Eko in house designed EQ and the Flamed+ the famous Fishman Isys 301. This series which come in two versions. even though they are entry level instruments. With a very stylish design they offer a round and rich sound. finds the DUO and DUO Flamed+ the perfect connection of aesthetics and attention to detail. that intersects them together. pays a lot attention on the aesthetics of the instrument. the sinuous curves of the headstock and bridge are represented in the new Rosette DUO. The series also includes AVAILABLE COLOURS equalized versions.

DUO SERIES DUO MINI CW EQ 42 DUO D CW EQ DUO 018 CW EQ 43 .

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 SPECS DUO FLAMED + SERIES Neck Selected Mahogany Neck Finish Satin Fingerboard Rosewood Width at Nut 43 mm Scale 650 mm.

DUO FLAMED + SERIES 46 NEW ACOUSTIC BRIDGE Bone saddle w/compensated tuning DUO 018 CW EQ FLAMED + DETAILS DUO ROSET TE Rounded Fingerboard 47 .

TRI SERIES .

even with the Mini version suitable for both. an indissoluble TRInity. 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. children and those looking for a big sound in a portable size. This combination provides a penetrating and accurate sound.TRI SERIES NUMBER 3 This series offers to the more demanding musicians a selection of Solid Top guitars designed with the focus on performance. with fretboard and bridge in rosewood. with volume. NATURAL HONEY BURST CHERRY BURST SHAPE D 50 D CW 018 018 CW MINI 51 . TRI SERIES SPECS Neck Selected Mahogany Fingerboard Rosewood Width at Nut 43 mm Tuners Die Cast Eko Branded Scale 650 mm. which is softer and curvier. The musician. This style of cutaway is also used for the Evo series. The cutaway used in this series is the American Style Cutaway. The TRI series combines a Spruce solid top with Mahogany back and sides. while the other series make use of the “Straight CW“ used by Eko in the 60s. capable to bring AVAILABLE COLOURS everything you want to the stage. the instrument and the sound.

TRI MINI Honey Burst TRI SERIES TRI 018 CW Natural TRI MINI TRI D TRI D Cherry Burst 52 53 .

EVO SERIES .

The use of 3 different stages of maturation of the wood and open pore finish. Premium open Tuners for slotted Headstock Scale 648 mm (D and Parlor). and portability for professionals without sacrificing quality. make these instruments extremely lightweight and resonant. and the depth of cedar is made more present by the mahogany back and sides. so to leave intact the contact and feeling with the wood. 630 mm (018). Reduced body thickness makes the instrument with a great sound. 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.EVO SERIES NUMBER 3 The EVO(lution) series carries the “genetic” code of the MIA series. comfortable ”fit“ when played. 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. which have become Eko’s most successful guitars in recent years. 56 D D CW 018 018 CW BARITONE MINI GIPSY CW PARLOR 57 . The width of the NUT has been increased to 45 mm. The length of the DIAPASON is by choice different between the various models. a perfect. SHAPE The EVO Mini is a small guitar with professional sound characteristics for younger guitar heroes. EVO series takes a step further by focusing on the close relationship between musician and instrument. EVO SERIES SPECS Neck Selected Mahogany Fingerboard Selected Rosewood Width at Nut 45 mm / 580 mm for Mini Tuners Die Cast Eko Branded. to better support fingerstyle lovers AVAILABLE COLOURS used to fingerboard’s of renowned and historical brands. with Open Pore finish. the sound is warm.

EVO SERIES EVO MINI EVO D EVO D CW EQ EVO MINI 58 59 .

MIA SERIES .

make for a really fast and comfortable neck. this represented the return of Eko to the popularity. What’s more personal and intimate for a guitarist to say that “this is my guitar”? MIA series delivers everything demanded by professional players. Rosewood back and sides deliver depth. The exceptional formula with MIA is the selected Cedar top. usage and prestige it had back in the 60s. with reduced thickness for a fantastic physical sensation that vibrates on the player. while the rosewood fingerboard and bridge. 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.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. AVAILABLE COLOURS NATURAL SHAPE D 62 D CW D 12 STRINGS 018 018 CW 018 CW 12 STRINGS NYLON CW BASS D CW PARLOR 63 . dynamics and warmth of sound.

MIA SERIES MIA 018 MIA BASS 64 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 71 .

EGO SERIES .

EGO SERIES NUMBER 3 Often. Premium open Tuners for slotted Headstock Scale 648 mm (STAR and LEGEND) 630 mm ICON Body wood (top) Hand selected solid Mahogany (LEGEND). is the EGO that wants to realize the dream. AVAILABLE COLOURS For EGO series. rosewood with abalone dots Bindings Real Handmade Herringbone Nut / Saddle Bone / Bone with Compensated Tuning The same EGO that mirrored the E of Eko. 000. LEGEND. The names we give to each model in this series is the Dream we described at the beginning. Inside the catalog called “3 . and the OM . what gives enough determination for a musician to succeed is the EGO. STAR. Hand Selected solid Sitka Spruce for STAR and ICON Body wood (B&S) Sapele (ICON and LEGEND). ICON.acoustic instrument” the EGO series represent the absolute VINTAGE SUNBURST (Spruce Top: STAR-ICON) maximum in terms of human contribution and guitar building. 74 VINTAGE SUNBURST (Mahogany Top: LEGEND) SHAPE D STAR 018 ICON PARLOR LEGEND 75 . is often started by playing a guitar with the Parlor shape. the idols who made history. 00. photos that bring the sense of Legends are black and white. This is why the name of our EGO ICON is the OM shape. speaking about guitar players they are often associated with shape’s such as the zero 0. EGO SERIES SPECS Neck Hand Selected Mahogany Fingerboard Hand Selected Rosewood Width at Nut 45 mm Tuners Die Cast Eko Branded. focus is totally on the producing guitars to the highest quality possible. 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. the legend of guitarist’s who sold their souls. in addition to the passion and love for music. 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. which gave the perfect number 3 for the acoustic instruments catalog.

EGO SERIES EGO LEGEND EGO STAR 76 EGO ICON 77 .

ELECTRIC SERIES MADE IN I TALY 4 .

thinking about that historic instrument and about such a crucial date for Eko. the combination of wood.FIRE: we started with the number 1 with the series FIRST. . like with that series. heavy and consistent.. with all the features of our Made in Italy production.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... 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”. we were inspired by the flame that burns in the hearts of musicians when thinking this guitar. sinking feet on the GROUND and pushing the sound up to the listener. . the neck joint and pickups make this a guitar you really do feel. and that year was very special... sound research.L M & T VISION ELECTRIC AQUA FIRE TERO AIRE For the series “ELEMENTS” we were inspired precisely by the 4 elements.AQUA: the choice of woods and construction model gives this guitar a very “liquid” sound. in 1959. a positively sharp and penetrating sound.. playability.. and the concreteness of an LP. inlaid pots. fit. Les Paul become very important and recognized as the guitar with the most “fluid” sound ever produced. . Oliviero Pigini began his dream. The combinations of pickups and the tremolo make this a very versatile instrument! . 81 . Our pickguards in wood. this guitar is the most aggressive with real fire in the sound. we wanted to set the goal even more forward: 24-frets with no “modern” impact.TERO: a mix between the typical TELE sound. When... the guitar designed by Mr. the research of fascinating curves..

ELECTRIC SERIES SPECS 82 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 83 .

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 .

after 55 years. With the Ranger VR (Vintage Reissue) we bring to new life the most beautiful and interesting features used in the past. continues to be very important today and will surely become more important in the future of Eko.RANGER & VINTAGE SERIES NUMBER 5 The RANGER is the guitar that very well represents the history of Eko.. a number that looks with equal intensity in two different directions. all combined together in this instrument that we offer now. as if this guitar is a real vintage. 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.. RANGER VR RANGER GN RANGER AVAILABLE COLOURS RANGER ORANGE SHAPE RANGER D 96 RANGER 12 D 97 . A guitar that has been very important in the past. in a new different colour.

R ANGER VI VR RANGER SERIES 5 98 99 .

ARTIST SERIES

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ART
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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.

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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 .

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 .Opt.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) .

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 .

The artist will not only customize the instrument he likes more. because we want you to TRY(to)BE. 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. a bass or an ukulele. Buying an instrument means to bring home something that does not work straight out of the box. the artist can decide to include small booklets containing his most famous songs. Join us in our TRIBE and TRY(to)BE a musician! 116 117 . with instructions on how to start playing with the instrument. no plug & play. be it a guitar. 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.TRY BE TRYBE SERIES NUMBER 7 TRYBE is the name of our TRIBE. instead you need to commit yourself to learn how to play.

TRYBE SERIES 7 118 T R Y BE 119 .

UKULELE 8 .

we have the right tool to help you realizing your dream! 123 . which can be traced and traced again in an infinite loop. With this number.. an electric or an acoustic guitar. 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. EKO is company that since 1959 has been side by side with millions of musicians! No matter whether you play a bass.. or maybe a mandolin or an ukulele.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. we invite you once more to be part of the Eko Tribe.. but OTTO is also how we call the number 8 in Italy.

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 .

18 frets Finish Satin Open Pore String Aquila Nut & Saddle Bone Scale Length 432 mm UKULELE TENORE 129 .128 Top Cedar B&S Mahogany Rosette Eko Wood Rosette Binding Rosewood Neck joint 14th fret Fingerboard Rosewood.

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