For consideration here we have an excellent example of 1960's Italian craft from the world renowned Eko facility, Recanati, Italy. The guitar has been professionally set up and maintained so it is in excellent structural and cosmetic condition for the age.Light restoration has also been undertaken to seal a few dings around the binding. These have been sealed and polished smooth as has the crack-line in the lacquer shown near the bridge - overall far better than most of the era. Featuring ladder bracing, as oppose to modern X braced construction, this old stager yields the classic 60's twang which will surely please many.
The body is a comfortable folk size and is easier to play than a dreadnought size 12 string. There are no issues and the guitar is beautiful to play with reliable intonation, low action and good quality D'Addario Phosphor Bronze strings fitted.
This model is the rare and seldom seen'Ranchero' 12 string, circa 1965.... All you need now is a nice vesper to take her out on then you're right back in 60's Italy!The item "Rare Old Vintage Eko Ranchero 12 String Folk/OM Size Acoustic Guitar + Luthier R" is in sale since Sunday, February 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Acoustic Guitars". The seller is "afterlife_acoustics" and is located in Manchester. This item can be shipped worldwide.