Eko Ranger Xii Vintage 12-string Acoustic Guitar N
This auction is for an EKO Ranger XII 12-String Acoustic Guitar. I was trying to date this guitar and I'm coming up with 1967?? Unfortunately, the pickguard is missing. Other than that it is in really nice condition. There are some light scratches to the laminate from normal play on the front and back. It will need to be tuned. Very solid sturdy guitar. Sorry, I do not have a case. Below is some information about the EKO Ranger guitars.
The Eko Ranger Series
The most successful European guitar ever. At least 100,000 were made, including six- and twelve-string configurations, but the actual figure could be closer to 200,000. Under various names and versions, it was a mainstay of the Eko range for over twenty years.
It started its carrier with a glued-in neck in late 1964 under the name J-52, soon substituted by the J-54 with a bolt-on neck and complemented by the twelve-string version J-56. Little modified versions were built for Vox under the names Country-Western and Folk Twelve in the years 1965 through 1968. Meanwhile, in early 1967, the J-54 and 56 were renamed Ranger VI and Ranger XII.
Acoustic guitars only played a subordinate part in the Eko range in the 60's. But following the end of shipments to Vox in 1968 and to LoDuca in 1971 as well as the growing Japanese competition in the middle-priced electric guitar market, Eko had to redeploy onto Europe and to focus on acoustics, so that the Ranger Series emerged as the very centre of the company's business in the 70's.
There has been two main generations, the watershed year being about 1973. They are visually distinguished at first glance by the stenciled rosette, less ornate after 1973. While the older ones have more vintage appeal, the post-1973 Rangers are technically improved instruments with their thinner and more consistent polyester finish and improved bracing. In short, all Rangers are equally desirable.
They are famous for being heavy and built like tanks. Action is easy to set up due to the bolt-on neck and the adjustable aluminium bridge saddle. They are known as great players. They are not as loud as modern high end guitars with solid spruce top and a set-neck, but they sound amazingly good, even though the Rangers were all made of laminated woods (yes!).
Many people say that compared to an expensive Martin, Gibson, Guild or Taylor, an Eko Ranger delivers 90% of the sound for less than 20% of the price. It is still the best possible bargain on the vintage market.
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On Apr-08-11 at 06:35:43 PDT, seller added the following information:
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