Eko guitars gained high popularity during the rock'n'roll craze of 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.
Now EKO is back in the US with a great line of guitars that follows the same high quality manufacturing methods used in Italy in the 1960's. Sleek and captivating, with an elegant sound generated from two single coils anda humbucker at the bridge, with desired combinations selected by the 5-way pick-up switch. Total flexibility, with a wide range of sounds for every application - in the studio or on stage. Perfect for those funky rhythms and arpeggios from the single coils at the neck and centre, to raunchier sounds, rich in sustain from the humbucker at the bridge- just what you need for those crunching power chords, driving riffs and hot solos.
|Model||CAMARO Gold Sparkle|
|Body||Solid body basswood|
|Neck joint||Bolt on|
|Neck Shape||Standard C profile|
|Truss rod||Double action|
|Bridge / Tailpiece||EKOLogic tremolo|
|Pick up||2 single coil, 1 humbucking|
|Controls||1 volume, 1 tone, 5 way pickup switch|
|Headstock||EKO 70's style|
|Colour/Finish||Gold / Sparkle|
Since it was established in 1959, EKO has been committed to serve and assist musicians, disregarding skills or celebrity.
Due to Oliviero Pigini’s (founder of the brand) forward looking attitude, EKO was famous as the biggest guitar factory in Europe, with almost half a million guitars coming out yearly from their factories. From 1959 to 1985 EKO was shipping – from Italy and from their European factories - to all major countries in the world. Because of its stylish look, its good quality, as well as its good prices; entire generations were introduced to music. At the same time many professionals chose to play EKO guitars and still continue to do so during their performances. In 1985 the production has been moved to factories outside Europe, joint-ventures were established in China and Czech Republic. Although all EKO guitars, basses and amplifiers are manufactured in these countries, R&D is done in Italy. Offices and labs are located inside our headquarters near Recanati.
Quality starts with intelligent design that supports sound and playability. Every aspect of the design process of this fine guitar balances structural needs with the outcome in balance and feel. There is no point in having a great sounding guitar if it is too heavy to play on stage or awkward to maneuver .