Monday, 30 July 2012

Eko X-27

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! 

Bertram D

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  1. Extensive re-working on the headstock? The nut hasn't yellowed a bit and the string retainers have the strings at all kinds of odd angles. The tuning keys might be replacements or have been replated?

    All improvements to playability, assuming it isn't OE. Given it's lack of traction in the market quite the coincidence the movie was titled "Dishonored"? ( Was Marlene's outfit *sprayed* on? )

  2. The same guitar in my collection. cheers from Switzerland



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