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Golden_Sonic
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: Should I? Reply with quote

Found this guitar in a flea market for the hilarious price of 61, it's an old Eko X27 from the '60s, made in Italy, in very good looking condition but I need to play it to test any electronic bug (it isn't the one in the photo but is exactly the same model and color):



If you were in my shoes, would you buy it?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can easily flip it, then of course! I've seen some Italian guitars of this era with very bad/twisted necks. The neck on this model looks really cool, if it's straight and the truss rod turns I would buy it. But heck even the PANaramic "slide guitar" I accidentally paid $150 for I turned around and ebayed for $250.

Side note I never considered on these....those plastic chrome pickguards always looked cheap to me, if one replaced it with a normal white/mint/tort plastic one, guitars such as this would look drastically nicer. IMHO
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nick wrote:
Side note I never considered on these....those plastic chrome pickguards always looked cheap to me, if one replaced it with a normal white/mint/tort plastic one, guitars such as this would look drastically nicer. IMHO

Ironically, in that time this was supposed to be a student model/ entry-level guitar but the chromed pickguard caused the price to rise drastically.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steal, I'd keep it.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Hard to guess I know...) I would buy it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely. Although to make an informed decision I need pics....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep, go for it.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At that price, it looks to be a pretty safe proposition. Do it!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well.....did you?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually wouldn't, just because it's not my cup of tea. I've bought really cheap guitars before and thought, "this seems kinda cool, and I can't beat the price." I end up selling these guitars on... it just became a waste of time for me.

However, if you think you'll play it regularly, you should go for it.
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