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Ranger 12, 12 String Guitar from Eko.


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  • Manufacturer:Eko
  • Model:Ranger 12
  • Category:12 String Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 03/24/2005

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Eko Ranger 12 user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
Value For Money :
anthrax0403/25/2013

anthrax04's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" sound and robust"

Eko Ranger 12
EKO guitars are manufactured / assembled in Italy.
Models "Ranger" are acoustic guitars, 6 and 12 string 70s.
Easel (Rosewood)

Large enough to handle 21 boxes back fairly flat.

Rosewood also

Very solid spruce top and mahogany body.

UTILIZATION

Contrary to appearances, the neck of this guitar is very nice, the back of it is varnished, it does not hang up the skin and it is ideal for all types of hands.

the 12-string guitar is particularly large, the table measures 50 cm long, 27 cm wide (that part is placed on his leg), and the strap measures 11 cm thick. (Note the angle between the splint and the table can cut blood flow in the arm if it is badly positioned (sensations of ants in the arms and hands) will depend of course on the morphology of the musician.

access to acute ends from the 15 th box.
a negative say to me, not because it really is a cut guitar for flatpicking.

Perfect for playing blues, picking ...

SOUNDS

I usually play electric guitar in a heavy metal record, but when I feel like creating intros / acoustic rides I turn directly to the guitar.

Regarding the sound: smooth, vibration soft, short and soothing, does not hurt the ears, it is not very powerful, but is also very accurate, a wide range of colors in medium and high frequencies, the cash does not produce much bass, most located in the midrange, which gives a slightly muffled sound natural and clear at the same time (6 strings and 6 strings treble), very "vintage"

Ideal for recording, equip the ROSAGE a microphone, or a studio microphone, and you will sound natural to highly crystalline, coupled with a bass guitar in the fender for the roundness, and the record is beautiful.

The 12 strings allow interesting effects reminds me Marcel Dadi, or opposite moods movies westerns (do not ask me why, it is the feeling of my personal and subjective)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since I'm 13, I'm now almost 22, it is my first guitar that my father gave me, he has for years, and has Therefore at least 40 years if not more.

Strengths:

_ His particular sound, sound recording even natural exceptional comfort game, nice handle, good grip, no special settings to make -> action despite very low the strings do not absolutely curl, body and robust handle and a very good performance tuning.

Weaknesses:

_ Its lack of bass and power -> (WARNING: my model has fallen against a table edge wrought iron it there's years of this may be that cracks / Hits of the entire body can change some the sound of the guitar, but I want to point out the strength of manufacturing).
_L'éclisse (Side of the guitar) is a bit too wide which may interfere the playing comfort

Excellent value for money!

This guitar is now on the net between 100 and 300 euros, and sounds worth the trip!
I plan to buy the 6-string model in order to compare it to my 12-string .. So yes I will buy several copies of this guitar without hesitation because it is really worth, if you are looking after sounds deeper and more bass I recommend the Lag, medium / high range, but in case you Looking for a vintage sound The EKO Ranger is for you!
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solartnow10/03/2011

solartnow's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent value for money"

Eko Ranger 12
new edition of the 60's store
Asian manufacturing of original plan
verified / validated / meeting by EKO Italy
Body Type: Dreadnought
Top: Spruce
Top Bracing: X bracing
Rosette: Binding inlay
Back: Mahogany
Sides: Mahogany
Neck joint: Bolt on
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape: Low profile EKO
Truss Rod: Double Action
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay: Block
Frets number: 20
Machine Head: Diecast
Bridge: Rosewood with adjustable saddle
Scale: 650 mm.
Nut: Zero cargo system
Saddle: Hard plastic
Neck Binding: White
Body Binding: Multi ply
Equalizer: None
Colour / Finish: Black gloss

UTILIZATION

the neck is wider than others (650) but in fact, is one of its strengths in 12 strings, all kinds of games are allowed (picking - chorus). the handle is flat and broad, gently allow the barred as a lumberjack.
the head is heavy to sit or play = a strap from the head.
mechanics are precise and efficient, running regularly and multiplication of coherent thread (1 / 4 turn = 1 / 4 tone) although the system is basic and without hiding the gear housing. Height adjustable easel (Allen key 4), aluminum nut, etc ... see description
it is not a cutaway, but it does set frieze not beyond the 12th
a rose higher than usual, and it sounds, that caress, that stifles, we attack a little, it amazes with its power and spectrum. it's beautiful, not aggressive, warm but not "rough muddy", for the price we must crack

SOUNDS

Personally I prefer to relax his game and give her the deep by not granting la440 not, but well below. it sounds dense and not "scrap hollow sour," you should take advantage, for against the 440 you need a bass player's hand to operate it! it's still virile in agreements at the top of sleeve ... but open chords, no matter what the tuning ... bewitching ... it is great if the tuning is neat.

OVERALL OPINION

I love the most: it sounds loud and clear, great balance of the spectrum, low current and transparent but not invasive, crystalline highs, but not aggressive. it is powerful without having to type to ring. sustain an extraordinary (heavy and dense round / aluminum nut / table harmony massive / large rosette + /...). it does not need electronics to make it appear it sounds! depending on the model (gloss or satin finish / paint or natural) or it will sound less dense = + try! we must adapt and adjust his game to his need. (adjustable easel - spacing of the strings - stick straightness - pulling strings). good source material and a good overall design. mechanical design of simple but super efficient, smooth and precise
what I like least: its imbalance, the head is very heavy it plunges = => a belt to attach the head to the old and do it. its production is decent for the price but it is perfectible and am even feasible (no structural ... all little details of finishing such a fret board that must be bad tempered again, a machine screw to tighten .. .)
I was looking for a 12cordes complement to broaden my palette of possibilities. I do illustration studio documentary tv = = = microphones must it sounds but I had no budget ... I tested this opportunity, lost time with legendary guitars but tired, or entries range of brands that do not sound natural, or sound empty, dull .... and found a particular love of this brand that sells new account ... look for the drop and go for it, I do not really regret it and will follow closely this brand .. saw my budget, I'm addicted to the report "quality / sound."
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Ban-jo01/20/2011

Ban-jo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" 12"

Eko Ranger 12
Guitar Italian brand manufactured early 70.
The handle is wide enough to play consistent, frets ring true from top to bottom and the sound is that of a 12 warm. The action of the fingers on the handle does not require pogne hell out sound without hiss (which is not the case with some of her peers). I think a little trip to the doctor Frette it would not hurt for me. The sound is balanced and christalin, not prominent, notorious certain frequencies.

Despite his age, this instrument is still operational. Simple Micro placed between the collar and the sleeve output jack and volume knob ... RAS if it is sound enough typed this kind of microphones or a sound away from its acoustic nature friendly. It is best to return the instrument with one or two pens of type KM 184 and there is really a ball! I found this golden opportunity for less than 100 EUR. Little less for its looks tanned and his weight on top of what I have tried elsewhere. The trunk is made of steel, indeed!



UTILIZATION

The action of the fingers on the handle does not require pogne hell out sound without hiss (which is not the case with some of her peers). I think a little trip to the doctor Frette it would not hurt for me. The sound is balanced and christalin, not prominent, notorious certain frequencies.

Despite his age, this instrument is still operational. Simple Micro placed between the collar and the sleeve output jack and volume knob ... RAS if it is sound enough typed this kind of microphones or a sound away from its acoustic nature friendly. It is best to return the instrument with one or two pens of type KM 184 and there is really a ball! I found this golden opportunity for less than 100 EUR. Little less for its looks tanned and his weight on top of what I have tried elsewhere. The trunk is made of steel, indeed!



SOUNDS

It is well suited to a style of play arpeggio lines or single note, chord progressions to 12 strings are not my cup of tea!

OVERALL OPINION

Despite his age, this instrument is still operational. Simple Micro placed between the collar and the sleeve output jack and volume knob ... RAS if it is sound enough typed this kind of microphones or a sound away from its acoustic nature friendly. It is best to return the instrument with one or two pens of type KM 184 and there is really a ball! I found this golden opportunity for less than 100 EUR. Little less for its looks tanned and his weight on top of what I have tried elsewhere. The trunk is made of steel, indeed!

Excellent guitar
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