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ROSE MORRIS | CATALOGS | 1970 | PAGE 8

Eko Ranger Folk and Eko Colorado

1970 'Exciting Electrics • Wonderful Westerns • Celebrated Classics' guitar catalog page 8

Two smaller bodied folk acoustics: details of the Eko Ranger Folk (model 1781) and the mahogany-bodied Eko Colorado (model 3135). Mid 1970 UK prices for these models were as follows: Ranger Folk £25 19s, Colorado £13 19s.

1970 Rose Morris guitar catalog page 8 - details of the Eko Ranger Folk and Eko Colorado acoustic guitars

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Vintage 1960s EKO Ranger XII 12 String Acoustic Guitar NECK Made In Italy

Vintage 1960s EKO Ranger XII 12 String Acoustic Guitar NECK Made In Italy

Plano, Texas, 750**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$325

Vintage 1960s EKO Ranger XII 12 String Acoustic Guitar NECK ?? mahogany construction , bound, Rosewood fingerboard with block inlays, normal light vintage wear has some fine grain cracks and fingerboard frets show normal playwear. No structural issues , Truss rod works. includes original string nut and truss rod cover, Made In Italy. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.
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EKO GUITARS RANGER VI - ITALIAN MADE (PD7007587)

EKO GUITARS RANGER VI - ITALIAN MADE (PD7007587)

Chalmette, Louisiana, 700**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$240

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Eko Ranger XII 12 String Vintage Acoustic Guitar

Eko Ranger XII 12 String Vintage Acoustic Guitar

Oswego, Illinois, 605**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$325



Eko Ranger XII 12 String Vintage Acoustic Guitar
Good playing acoustic guitar . We did a bridge-doctor belly brace here at DeMont GuitarsAny questions, please feel free to contact us!
Great item by DeMont Guitars!
Returns not accepted from overseas and buyer should assume item is 'as-is' please feel free to ask any and all questions prior to auction end. Please email if you plan on bidder, or would like to purchase item for out-of-USA delivery
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Eko Ranger 6 Acoustic Electric Guitar

Eko Ranger 6 Acoustic Electric Guitar

Georgetown, Ohio, 451**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$650

This is a cool vintage instrument. We just put fresh strings on it. Sounds and plays so good! Straight neck. Fully functional. Made in Italy. It has electronics. The jack has something a little off in that if you jiggle the cord sometimes the sound will cut in and out. It could be the tip needs pressed in more. Simple fix. Sounds good as an acoustic. This guitar has some dings and scratches over the years giving it character, but nothing major. Someone will love this blast from the past!
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Vintage Eko Ranger 6 Acoustic Guitar

Vintage Eko Ranger 6 Acoustic Guitar

Fairfield, Ohio, 450**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$300

I am selling my old Eko Ranger 6 for a luthier repair project. This guitar has a bolt on neck. It is missing parts as noted above. No case, no strings included. Selling guitar only
Sold as is, as found, as pictured, and with any and all flaws I might have missed. No returns.... more
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Eko Ranger XII 12 String Vintage Acoustic Guitar

Eko Ranger XII 12 String Vintage Acoustic Guitar

Holland, Michigan, 494**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$400

This Eko Ranger XII 12 String Vintage Acoustic Guitar, made in Italy is a rare gem for any music enthusiast. With its classic design and superior sound quality, this guitar is sure to impress. The 12 string configuration provides a unique and rich sound that is perfect for any genre of music.

Crafted by the renowned brand EKO, this vintage guitar is part of a series that is highly sought after. Its attributes include a vintage design, superior sound quality, and a unique 12 string ... more
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Eko Ranger VI EL 1970s - Sunburst Electric Acoustic guitar in Hardshell case

Eko Ranger VI EL 1970's - Sunburst Electric Acoustic guitar in Hardshell case

Harrisonville, Missouri, 647**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$995

Eko Ranger VI EL 1970's - Sunburst Electric Acoustic guitar in Hardshell case






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Eko Ranger VI EL 1970's - Sunburst Electric Acoustic guitar in Hardshell case Product DescriptionThis very cool vintage EKO Ranger is just like the one Waylon Jennings used to play . This one is in great condition and everything on it works fine. There is some very slight bellying on the top , but overall this guitar is in great shape. Comes with a nice vintage hardshell... more
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EKO Acoustic Guitar Bridge Saddle Adjusting Screw RANGER 6 / 12 String Part

EKO Acoustic Guitar Bridge Saddle Adjusting Screw RANGER 6 / 12 String Part

Plano, Texas, 750**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$69

Steel construction , nickel finish normal light vintage wear , excellent condition. Threads are good , Original EKO part. Thanks for looking
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Vintage 1960s EKO Ranger XII 12 String Acoustic Guitar - Made In Italy

Vintage 1960s EKO Ranger XII 12 String Acoustic Guitar - Made In Italy

Jerseyville, Illinois, 620**, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$695

Vintage 1960s EKO Ranger XII 12 String Acoustic Guitar with the trapeze tailpiece - Made In Italy. The guitar is built like a tank and in nice condition with the typical ??cracks?? in the nitrocellulose finish of these old guitars (see pics).

From the interweb it appears Genesis, Jimmy Page and other musicians used a Ranger XII guitar. This model is popular enough that it has been reissued - get yourself the real deal!

Comes as pictured

Shipping will be $50 ... more
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Eko Ranger 12 String Guitar

Eko Ranger 12 String Guitar

Cockermouth, CA13***, UNITED KINGDOM

£240

Eko Ranger 12. Gold label in sound hole. Gold headstock decal. Brilliant sound and set up is very playable
I have recently learnt that this is actually one of the rarer models made from 1979-1981 that were only made in Recanti, Italy. It can be determined by  the currved pin arrangemment on the bridge and Red Cedar wood top   These are rare and are becoming  collectable  I did think it was one of the earlier models either late 60s or early 70s due to the gold label ... more
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1970s EKO Ranger 6 Guitar - Needs Attention - Great Project - Made In Italy

1970s EKO Ranger 6 Guitar - Needs Attention - Great Project - Made In Italy

London, N11***, UNITED KINGDOM

£100

1970s EKO Ranger 6 Guitar - Needs Attention - Has Potential - Made In Italy
100% authentic vintage EKO item or money back guaranteed.
Issues are as follows:
1. Needs new strings;2. One small cm dink to the body;3. One small 3 cm mark to the headstock;4. One bridge pin is missing, one might not be original;5. One tuning peg missing 6. Slight overall wear to the body
Once fixed and cleaned up will be a very nice guitar indeed.
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 wunderschöne top erhaltene Akustische Gitarre EKO Ranger 6 mit gitarrenkasten

 wunderschöne top erhaltene Akustische Gitarre EKO Ranger 6 mit gitarrenkasten

Elztal, 74***, GERMANY

€599

wunderschöne, top erhaltene Akustische Gitarre EKO Ranger 6, sie hat einen super klang, mit gitarrenkasten, .und makramee gurt, ,,siehe fotos .privat verkauf ,, ,keine ,garantie, keine gewähr ,keine rückgabe NUR AN SELBST ABHOLER
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Eko Ranger Folk

Eko Ranger Folk

rotherham, S66***, UNITED KINGDOM

£175

Hi, up for sale is my Eko Ranger Folk, lovely small bodied guitar. Easy to play, considering it's around 50 years old it's in good condition, unfortunately there's a couple of holes where I think a pick up may have been fitted and a little scratch at the side of the plate. I think these a quite rare guitars as I can't find many of these for sale. Collection would be from Rotherham although I can deliver locally
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EKO RANGER 6 1980s VINTAGE DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC GUITAR

EKO RANGER 6 1980s VINTAGE DREADNOUGHT ACOUSTIC GUITAR

Arundel, BN18***, UNITED KINGDOM

£357

This a rare chance to buy arguably one on the best vintage Italian made Ranger 6 examples for sale at the moment - in terms of condition and original accessories and labels
The Eko Ranger 6 is a classic acoustic guitar that was made in Italy in the 1980s. It is part of the legendary Ranger series, which was the best-selling European guitar line of all time. The Ranger 6 has a distinctive look and sound, with a dreadnought body, a laminated spruce top, mahogany back and sides, and a ... more
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Eko Ranger 6  1969 / 70 Acoustic Guitar Needs A Look At The Saddle #380

Eko Ranger 6 1969 / 70 Acoustic Guitar Needs A Look At The Saddle #380

Chesterfield, S41***, UNITED KINGDOM

£130

In used condition.

Saddle start coming unglued ( see pics)

Apart from the in good condition.

Please refer to pic for condition and what is included

I have other vintage guitars on other listings

Thank you for looking.
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Eko E-20 Ranger 6 string black ebony acoustic guitar vintage 80??s Made in Italy

Eko E-20 Ranger 6 string black ebony acoustic guitar vintage 80??s Made in Italy

Guildford, GU1***, UNITED KINGDOM

£100

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Chitarra Eko Ranger 12.  Made In Italy.

Chitarra Eko Ranger 12. Made In Italy.

Bettola del Capitano, 97***, ITALY

€290

Chitarra Vintage Eko Ranger XII Anno 1982. Condizioni più che discrete. Ben conservata. Nessun intervento di restauro!
Imballaggio professionale spedizione con le migliori compagnie
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Eko Ranger 12 String Guitar

Eko Ranger 12 String Guitar

Bristol, BS3***, UNITED KINGDOM

£225

this is a vintage Eko Ranger 12 string guitar from the 70s, unsure of specific year, fitted with sound hole pickup and volume and tone knobs

acoustically its Very loud and jangly due to its big body and plugged in you can get some nice warm tones too

the action can be adjusted by screws on the bridge and at the moment is set up nice and low which makes the guitar very playable

as you can see the guitar is missing the original pick guard
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Eko Ranger XII 12 String Acoustic Guitar  Circa 1969

Eko Ranger XII 12 String Acoustic Guitar Circa 1969

Helston, TR13***, UNITED KINGDOM

£185

This original Ranger model with the nice black on gold logo on the headstock and the older style and very attractive burled mahogany body, made in Recanati, Italy. The guitar has been professionally set up and plays really well with a low action, straight neck & sounds wonderful thanks to its dreadnought sized body
The guitar is in pretty good condition considering its 55 years old, there are three lacquer lines on the soundboard which are cracks in the varnish lacquer common to see on ... more
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Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret ends

Guitar Repair: fixing fret buzz and sharp fret endsLoose frets are especially problematic in certain old guitars, but are generally very easy to fix. You'll be amazed at the difference you can make with just a few tools, a bit of knowledge, and a little time. Fixing loose frets can eliminate fret buzz, remove sharp fret ends, and greatly improve the tone of any guitar. If your luthier bill will be greater than the value of your guitar, definitely time to have a go yourself!

1966 Hagstrom 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog (Merson USA)

1966 Hagstrom guitar catalogHagstrom guitars were distributed in the mid-1960s United States by Merson of USA. This eight page 'worlds fastest playing neck' catalog, printed in two-colors contained six solid body electrics, three solid body basses, two electric acoustic guitars, two electric acoustic basses and five acoustics.

1965 Hofner President

1965 Hofner PresidentThe President was produced by Hofner in Bubenreuth, Germany, specifically for Selmer, who distributed the brand in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and other commonwealth nations. The President was a hollow body electric acoustic, available as a full body or thinline, and with blonde or brunette finish. It was a great playing guitar that sold fairly well in the second half of the 1950s, throughout the 1960s, and into the very early 1970s. The example shown here is a full-body depth guitar in blonde - and as a 1965 guitar, one of the last to feature the rounded Venetian cutaway. From late 1965 until 1972, the President sported a sharp Florentine cut. Naturally, such an electric acoustic suggests jazz and blues, but many of the original British Hofner President players were part of the rock 'n roll, skiffle and beat scenes of the late 50s and early 60s.

1963 1964 Fender catalog

Fender 1963 catalogue"The Choice of Professional and Student Musicians Everywhere" This eight page catalogue was included as an insert in the 1963 annual "school music" issue of Downbeat magazine (September 1963). As well as keyboards and pedal steels, this catalog contains seven guitars, three basses and ten amplifiers - from student guitars such as the Musicmaster and Duotone to professional models like the new Jaguar.