I bought this guitar with the hope of having a decent backup guitar to my professional Dupont Guitar. I have owned over 30 gypsy jazz guitars and on the lower end, guitars including Gitane, Cigano, Aria, Music link/Paris Swing and Altamira. Here’s why I think this is a great find: Great price (and value) on a brand new guitar. The next is dead straight. No hump at the body or other issues. The guitar is loud because there aren’t 50 layers of lacquer on it and the bridge is good. Right out of the box the guitar was at a perfect action height of about 3mm and needs no fret leveling. It’s a 14-fret model so there's room to play up the neck. Despite the short scale length and narrower body depth there is plenty of punch and volume. The tone is very good as gypsy guitars go and “dry”. No weird overtones. Despite the look of the bridge (it’s pretty chunky and heavy looking) it performs well. Nice tuners. The guitar is finished off nicely. I don’t know where these are made but whatever is the case EKO has made sure that the very important areas are looked after nicely on this guitar. If I were to nitpick I would say that the frets are a little narrow and the bridge looks unconventional but given the sound, price and playability I cant complain.
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