The Eko X-27 is my dream vintage Italian guitar with its inevitable Jaguar-esque outline, its unique pickups and of course its smashing shellproof chrome pickguard. This guitar has the particularity that it's a clone of a Japanese model called Columbia from the same period - circa 1965 - but the knowledge of why is lost: copy, rebranding, shared model? Also it was supposed to be a budget guitar but the chrome pickguard happened to rise the building costs so it didn't take...
And of course you couldn't help noticing that the X-27 name comes from the character played by Marlene Dietrich in Josef von Sternberg's 1931 film Dishonored - very classy indeed!
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