Ranger Vintage Reissue Series



In 1962 EKO decided on producing a series of folk guitars, upon popular demand by Italian and foreign markets. After a thorough market research, the dreadnought shape was chosen, very much in fashion in the U.S. at the time. Initially the 6-string J54 was produced. It was an immediate success due to style, playability and price. It wasn’t long until there was a demand for a 12-string version, especially in U.S.A. and UK, which led to the J56, as it was named until ‘67. Specifications as well as sound of the 6 string were applied to the 12-string, conferring to the instrument stability and build quality. After just a short time, the J56 became the best-selling 12-string guitar on the market. In 1967, both the 12-string and 6 string went through a restyle and the new versions were showcased for the first time during the Frankfurt Messe under the names of Ranger VI and Ranger XII. Demand for the Ranger was so high that EKO had to create a production dedicated only to the Ranger Series.

EKO is continuing the tradition of the Ranger with a Vintage Reissue version as 6 and 12 string.

Ranger VI VR Honey burst

Ranger VI VR Honey burst

Ranger VR VI, the re birth of an iconic classic guitar. The first edition of this guitar goes back to 1962 when EKO decided on producing a series of folk guitars based on the popular dreadnought shape, very much in fashion in the U.S. at the time. The first 6 String known as J54, was an immediate success due to style, playability and price. To respond to the demand of the many aficionados, EKO is now continuing the tradition of the Ranger by introducing this Vintage Reissue version, still [...]

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Ranger XII VR Honey Burst

Ranger XII VR Honey Burst

Ranger VR XII, the re birth of an iconic classic guitar. The first edition of this guitar goes back to 1962 when EKO decided on producing a series of folk guitars based on the popular dreadnought shape, very much in fashion in the U.S. at the time. The first 12 String known as J56 quickly became the best-selling 12-string guitar on the market. To respond to the demand of the many aficionados, EKO is now continuing the tradition of the Ranger by introducing this Vintage Reissue version, [...]

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Ranger VI VR Eq Honey burst

Ranger VI VR Eq Honey burst

Ranger VR VI, the re birth of an iconic classic guitar. The first edition of this guitar goes back to 1962 when EKO decided on producing a series of folk guitars based on the popular dreadnought shape, very much in fashion in the U.S. at the time. The first 6 String known as J54, was an immediate success due to style, playability and price. To respond to the demand of the many aficionados, EKO is now continuing the tradition of the Ranger by introducing this Vintage Reissue version, still [...]

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Ranger XII VR Honey Burst Eq

Ranger XII VR Honey Burst Eq

Ranger VR XII, the re birth of an iconic classic guitar. The first edition of this guitar goes back to 1962 when EKO decided on producing a series of folk guitars based on the popular dreadnought shape, very much in fashion in the U.S. at the time. The first 12 String known as J56 quickly became the best-selling 12-string guitar on the market. To respond to the demand of the many aficionados, EKO is now continuing the tradition of the Ranger by introducing this Vintage Reissue version, [...]

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Ranger XII VR Eq Natural Top Stained

Ranger XII VR Eq Natural Top Stained

Ranger VR XII, the re birth of an iconic classic guitar. The first edition of this guitar goes back to 1962 when EKO decided on producing a series of folk guitars based on the popular dreadnought shape, very much in fashion in the U.S. at the time. The first 12 String known as J56 quickly became the best-selling 12-string guitar on the market. To respond to the demand of the many aficionados, EKO is now continuing the tradition of the Ranger by introducing this Vintage Reissue version, [...]

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Ranger VI VR EQ Natural Top Stained

Ranger VI VR EQ Natural Top Stained

Ranger VR VI, the re birth of an iconic classic guitar. The first edition of this guitar goes back to 1962 when EKO decided on producing a series of folk guitars based on the popular dreadnought shape, very much in fashion in the U.S. at the time. The first 6 String known as J54, was an immediate success due to style, playability and price. To respond to the demand of the many aficionados, EKO is now continuing the tradition of the Ranger by introducing this Vintage Reissue version, still [...]

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Ranger VI VR Natural Top Stained

Ranger VI VR Natural Top Stained

Ranger VR VI, the re birth of an iconic classic guitar. The first edition of this guitar goes back to 1962 when EKO decided on producing a series of folk guitars based on the popular dreadnought shape, very much in fashion in the U.S. at the time. The first 6 String known as J54, was an immediate success due to style, playability and price. To respond to the demand of the many aficionados, EKO is now continuing the tradition of the Ranger by introducing this Vintage Reissue version, still [...]

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Ranger XII VR Natural Top Stained

Ranger XII VR Natural Top Stained

Ranger VR XII, the re birth of an iconic classic guitar. The first edition of this guitar goes back to 1962 when EKO decided on producing a series of folk guitars based on the popular dreadnought shape, very much in fashion in the U.S. at the time. The first 12 String known as J56 quickly became the best-selling 12-string guitar on the market. To respond to the demand of the many aficionados, EKO is now continuing the tradition of the Ranger by introducing this Vintage Reissue version, [...]

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