Up for sale, a Eko Kadett '67 vintage reissue 50th anniversary model in near mint condition and in perfect working order. The original Kadett model was the last guitar designed exclusively by Eko founder, Oliviero Pigini, and this reissue retains the distinctive visual appeal and unique control layout of the original model from the 1960s. The guitar features a basswood body, maple neck, and bound rosewood fretboard, providing a smooth, balanced tonewood platform for the trio of P-90-style overwound single coil pickups. Each pickup has its own dedicated on/off toggle, and the Kadett delivers plenty of glassy snap, midrange bark, and thick growl, well suited to clean passages and overdriven roar. This Kadett weighs 8lbs 8oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a slender C profile carve with modest shoulder and a bit more depth and roundness as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .805 deep at the 1st fret and .900" at the 12th. The slender frets are flawless on the bound rosewood fretboard, and the guitar plays easily up the 25 1/2" scale. The fretboard measures 1 5/8" in width at the zero fret just forward of the nut, and the headstock has been upgraded with a universal string retainer for better break angle across the nut along with black chrome Gotoh locking tuning machines, also a significant upgrade over the stock gears, ensuring optimal tuning stability.
All of the electronics function as intended, and the chrome hardware shines like new including the Tune-o-Matic bridge and EkoLogic vibrato tailpiece which has a Bigsby-style response and features a small thumbscrew to adjust the arm height and spring tension. The Red Sunburst gloss finish is extremely clean, showing only one small and faint finish scratch on top just behind the vibrato, and a few additional faint marks in the clear coat on the back. The satin finish on the neck profile is flawless.