Here’s a vintage 1960s Eko Ekomaster “400 4” electric guitar. This particularly excellent blue sparkle example was briefly owned by Vampire Weekend, and was recently traded to Guitar Center Hollywood when they were in town a little over a year ago! This beautiful all original example includes the original hard case. Finished in a spectacular blue sparkle finish (like that of a drum wrap) with a pearloid wrapped back, this is the more deluxe version that sports four pickups instead of the lesser dynamic two.
Easily one of the coolest looking ’60s guitars, the flashy finish is enhanced not only by the matching pickup covers, but also by an absolutely awesome push-button electronic panel. With (6) white push buttons, and (2) large master (volume and tone) control wheels, the electronic arrangement is actually quite versatile. It also has a sexy clear pickguard with vertical white stripes, an Eko badge, bow-tie inlays, a Hofner-style wood bridge, a chrome Rangemaster vibrato bridge, multi-ply binding on both the body and neck.
The large profile neck shape feels fantastic, and surprisingly, the guitar was professionally setup and plays like a dream. It is very light and weighs 6 lbs. and 9 oz. All pickups work perfectly and sound great. Easily a practical guitar, this is something that could attract both live and studio use.