An Italian guitar manufacturer known for making quality guitars at reasonable prices, EKO’s factory in Italy was the largest guitar factory in Europe in the 1960s and 1970s. Enormously popular instruments on both sides of the Atlantic back then, EKO guitars are enjoying a resurgence in popularity in the 21st century.
EKO acoustics have long been known for outstanding value and are popular throughout Europe with amateurs and professionals alike. A new innovation with even budget-priced EKO acoustics is the Fastlok system. With Fastlok, the musician can instantly and easily adjust the action (height of strings above fretboard) for different playing styles. This is especially relevant to acoustic guitarists who want to use only one instrument for live performances while switching from, say, flat picking to slide playing.
Watch this video demo showcasing the fastLOK design. It’s really interesting how you can change the tone with ease in a couple seconds.
Italian guitar virtuoso Massimo Varini demonstrates the Fastlok system on the lovely-sounding EKO Mia acoustic guitar: