THE CONTINENTAL DRIFT
Row of Vox Electric
Euro-drek Eko Dragon and a Framus 330
Sticks A sample of Euro-dreck from HUNDREDS of instruments we
have in this category. These we call "Italianate
dreck-sticks.". (From left) The first one is a 4-pickup Eko Lancer.
The middle is the scary halloween Scalia -- orange and black sunburst.
The far right is two-pickup Lancer. These things go for
$300-$400, generally. We have them coming out of our ears, and
each one is different.
Dreksticks Here we have a red EKO Cobra $300, a scary
halloween D'Scala $300, a top-of-the-line EKO Dragon sporting a
fancy ebony inlaid fretboard $500 and a twin pickup Cobra
EKO Trio: (from left)
FD-10, Cobra-12 and the Florentine Here is a trio of new/old
stock EKOs. Its a sampling of the hundreds of EKOs that we've sold over
the years. The EKO fiddle bass has the faux abstract scroll in the
peghead. One of the first ones went to Les Claypool, who flipped over
it. He's stilling flipping over it. We sold about 40 of them after Les
made it famous. Anyway, its time for these EKOs to emerge from their
premature grave in our warehouse and move into the hands of those
desiring demented, bizarre and weird instruments. I pictured these
three, since we have quite a stock of them. I'll be adding more models
of EKOs as soon as we can fix 'em up.
The FD-10 is a mini-archtop blues/jazz cutaway guitar, dressed
with a variety of electronics. from $325
Cobra-12 (middle), showing off its new/old stock hang-tag in
Italian, really has that 60s Vox 12-string sound. Its offered at a very
reasonable price of $350. It has a fairly wide flat neck and is
very lightweight, reminiscent of those 60s Voxes.
award-winning, most demented guitar of the year -- the Florentine
(right) -- is an inflated hollow SG with psychedelic styling that never
made it in the 60s. This one was a loser. It even lost trying to look
somewhat "satanic" -- with its horns. For you dudes who are
concerned and think length matters, you'll be thrilled with this. It has
one of the longest whammy bars in the universe. It has a haunting, great
blues tone and (finally) cool looks. It took the neo-psychedelic
revolution for it to come into its own age.
We were down in
the dark, dingy bowels of the EKO warehouse and there were these big
heater ducts that we had to climb around. I came upon these giant
coffin-like cardboard boxes and plunged my hands into them -- not
knowing what was down there. It was a little scary. To my great
surprise, I pulled up white toiletseat-covered EKO stratoid* bodies,
brand new. They'd been lingering there for 30 years. Maybe 25 of them. I
was heaving them across the room in darkness -- almost like frisbees. On
some other floors of the warehouse we found the necks and the really
colorful mother-of-jackknife pickguards that were loaded with a bunch of
sliding accordian switches. We're gonna bring these up and start
assembling them soon.
These were the real
"treasures" of the EKO excavation. Alot of the L.A. guys --
like Jackson Browne -- used to play these. We call them "Jackson
Browne" guitars today. You've all heard of double cutaway
stratoid* things -- some of these are triple cutaway -- like some
big monster down in those boxes took a big bite out of a guitar around
where the jack would normally go.
Subway Vox. Hollow teardrop with doofus f-hole. Sunburst finish,
spoon peghead, two pickups. $350
Eko thin hollow ES-125.
Two chrome soapbars. Round cutaway. Sunburst. Real cool. $350
Italian Goya. Thin jazz guitar. Wine red, round cutaway, two
black soapbars. Clean. 60's. $350
España. Copy of ES-330. Two weird humbuckers. 60's. $275
60s Hofner Strat*. Sunburst. $300
Hagstrom SG. Two humbuckers. Really thin Strat*-style neck.
60s red Hofner Strat*. $300
Meteor. Beak-like peghead, sunburst. Clean. $350
Axe Quasi-retro Vox utilizing a 35-year-old new/old stock big
fiddle body, outfitted with mini-humbuckers (or your choice of pickups)
with the 3X3 Heritage-style neck. Quality gears and bridge. from $375
Rok 12 by Eko. Ebony fretboard, like flying "V".
NOS Eko. Solid body 12. 60s sunburst with humbucking.
El Rayo-X 60s Hofner Stratoid*. Really weird
inlays, bizarre pearl tuning gears, 3 single-coil pickups. Lots of
wheels and switches. Mute. $325
60s fiesta red Hofner
Strat* stang $325
3-pickup Hofner Strat*
with enough switches and thumbwheels for a NASA launch $375
Halloween: D'Scala scary orange and black sunburst. 60s Vox
family Italian nightmare. 60s. $300
60s Vox Phantom 12
Subway thaing. $600
Clean Sunburst Hagstrom II
$325 Gunmetal grey Phantom three mini-humbuckers and a Bigsby.
60s EKO Cobra Italian beveled Mustang*-style.
New/old stock. $350
Mother-of-attache-case red naughahide
upholstered Hofner. German. 60s. Stratoid* V. $400
Les Claypool Eko fiddle bass $350
Harlem. Two pickups with quasi-scalloped fretboard. Burst and
Plastique Hagstrom *Stratoid, w/black
Transitional Hagstrom *Stratoid.
Pre-SG body, red wood with molded plastic pickguard. Weird and rare.
EKO vile fiddle bass. Pukey-tan, more or Les with
orig. grey coffin case. $400
Red 60s Hofner Mustang*
bass. Two pickups. $400
Hofner Switch King three
pickup stratoid* with whammy, loaded with thumbwheels, slide
switches and rotary switch. Fancy inlays in neck. 60s. $400
Teardrop Vox Goofy f-hole and doofus peghead from 60s NOS.
* Strat® is a registered trademark of the Fender
Musical Instrument Corporation.
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