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EKO Ranger XII Vintage Reissue 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural

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In 1962, EKO decided to produce a series of folk guitars because of popular demand by Italian and foreign markets. After thorough market research, they chose a dreadnought shape which was popular in the U.S. at the time. Initially the 6-string J54 was produced. It was an immediate success due to style, playability and price. It wasn’t long until th...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

In 1962, EKO decided to produce a series of folk guitars because of popular demand by Italian and foreign markets. After thorough market research, they chose a dreadnought shape which was popular in the U.S. at the time. Initially the 6-string J54 was produced. It was an immediate success due to style, playability and price. It wasn’t long until there was a demand for a 12-string version, especially in US and UK, which led to the J56, as it was named until ‘67. In a relatively short time, the J56 became the best-selling 12-string guitar on the market. <br /><br>In 1967, both the 6-string and 12-string went through a restyle and the new versions were showcased under the names of Ranger VI and Ranger XII. EKO is continuing the tradition of the Ranger with Vintage Reissue 6- and 12-string versions. The Ranger is the guitar that truly represents the history of EKO. Its a guitar that has been very prominent in the past, continues to be very important today, and will surely help define the future of EKO. The Ranger XII Vintage Reissue brings new life to the most beautiful and interesting features used in the past, and has added modern electronics for today's performers.<div><br></div><div>Case sold separately.</div>

Features

Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: No
  • Top wood: Spruce
  • Back & sides: Mahogany
  • Bracing pattern: Info not available
  • Body finish: Natural Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Low profile
  • Nut width: 2.04in. (52 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.6 in.
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Neck finish: Gloss Natural
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: No 
  • Brand: No
  • Configuration: No
  • Preamp EQ: No
  • Feedback filter: No
  • Tuner: No
Other
  • Headstock overlay: Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast EKO branded
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Adjustable Plastic/Zero fret nut
  • Number of strings: 12-string
  • Special features: None
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: China
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EKORanger XII Vintage Reissue 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Good feel (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

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4.0

The old ones are the best.... !!!!???!"!!!

By sultan4swing

from Norfolk UK

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • MINE NOW KNACKERED

Best Uses

  • accoustic bands
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues
  • solo performing

Comments about EKO Ranger XII Vintage Reissue 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

I have a vintage EKO Ranger 12S - model around mid 1960's. I'm now 69 but it was my main instrument for many years .. Great tone and depth for the money.... sort of the 60's jangly 12s sound favoured by many groups then... .... It has travelled round the world with me and be heavily gigged.. Now, the bridge is coming off and is cracked, the top is bowed, but it still plays - sort of - keeping it for old times sake.... many happy memories with it..... my wife loves it ethsetically ....

 
5.0

Love this Eko Ranger 12 String

By Phil-S

from New York, NY

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound

Cons

  • Requires Constant Tuning

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about EKO Ranger XII Vintage Reissue 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

This fall I bought a new a guitar again after giving up playing for over for 20 years. Then I decided to add a rich, jangly sounding 12 string that reminded me of tunes by the Beatles, The Byrds and Moody Blues. Those were electric, but I wanted acoustic and bought this Eko online without seeing it in person.

The GC salesman said that since the feel of a guitar is so personal, I could return it if it didn't work for me. For me, it worked right out of the box: I like the weight, the look and the easy action, no adjustments needed. Easy to play and has a rich, sustained ring to it. It's more an ash color and isn't as orange as in the photo, but still a pretty instrument. I could find some minor faults with the construction, but at this price and a GC coupon, it was worth every penny. Needs regular tuning as most 12 strings do, but it goes pretty quickly with Snark on the headstock.

 
5.0

Well worth the price

By Alchemy220

from Colorado

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Finger Picking
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about EKO Ranger XII Vintage Reissue 12-String Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar:

    Not sure about the new models, but I found one of these from the late 60's in like new condition and it blew me away. I added a L.R.Baggs PU and now I use this guitar for finger picking and jazz. I was totally taken by the construction, playability and super low action. I saw it at a store and bought it on the spot. It plays like an electric guitar. Mine looks and feels amazing. I was shocked at the low price of such a well made instrument when I looked it up online.

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