EKO MUSIC GROUP, RECANATI, ITALY, CIRCA 1968
EKO MUSIC GROUP, RECANATI, ITALY, CIRCA 1968
EKO MUSIC GROUP, RECANATI, ITALY, CIRCA 1968
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EKO MUSIC GROUP, RECANATI, ITALY, CIRCA 1968

A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, EKO 500

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EKO MUSIC GROUP, RECANATI, ITALY, CIRCA 1968
A SOLID-BODY ELECTRIC GUITAR, EKO 500
The pickguard bearing the logo EKO, decal at the back of the headstock MADE IN ITALY, of an ivory colour finish, together with a soft case, original strap, tremolo bar, and accompanied by a facsimile copy of the original invoice from Rudy’s Music Stop, Inc., dated 5 March 2004
Length of back 17 in. (43.3 cm.)
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Mark Knopfler plans to donate no less than 25% of the total hammer price received, to be split equally between The British Red Cross Society (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 220949, Scotland with charity number SC037738, Isle of Man with charity number 0752, and Jersey with charity number 430), Brave Hearts of the North East (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1006247) and the Tusk Trust Limited (a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1186533).

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Mark Knopfler purchased this Eko 500 from Rudy’s Music Stop on West 48th Street, New York, in March 2004, towards the end of recording sessions at Shangri-La studios in Malibu, California for his fourth solo studio album Shangri-La. Knopfler told us that he tried out a couple of Ekos for the track 'Song For Sonny Liston' before settling for the blue Eko 700 as the right guitar for the song. After recording was completed on Shangri-La, Knopfler kept the guitar for home use. See footnotes to lots 50 and 52.

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