Hi, and stunned to find a whole bunch of posts on a telecaster forum dedicated to the humble EKO brand, as related elsewhere on the main forum I sold all my gear; vox ac30, japanese les paul copy with DiMarzios, sometime in the mid 70's as I got seriously fed up with playing grotty gigs round Glasgow and 'in-band bitchin' and gave it all up for a for a few years until a girlfriend bought me an EKO rio grande as a 21st birthday present. My EKO followed me through many years of moving around until I finally settled in Yorkshire and started writing songs. I am now lucky enough to play a Martin OV18M and a telecaster, however many of the songs I play in my set were originally written on my trusty old & much loved EKO. It now lives mostly in my bedroom but still gets played often. God knows how I ever played it for any length of time, the action is a killer, but I still prefer the rich tone to many of the modern scratchy sounding £500 plus acoustics.