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the 1150/2 did not have
a guitar counterpart,
just as the model 700
guitar did not have a
bass sibling.
The basses had a 30"
scale on a bound neck
with 20 frets and pearloid
markers on the third, fifth,
seventh, ninth, and 12th
frets. The headstocks had
silhouettes coordinated
with their body styles - the
1100/2's being bound and
Fender-like (four on a side),
the 1150/2's a scroll. Truss
rods could be accessed
through a three-screw plate
on the front of the head.
Both had two pickups touted as "doublepolarity" (indicating a
humbucking design). The
four switches on top were
labeled "M" (both pickups), "1" (neck pickup),
"2" (bridge pickup) and
"0" (off). Electronics were
installed through a topmounted pickguard that

Basses in Eko's
'64 catalog.

The 1100/2's pushbutton pickup controls.

By the time Eko's 500- and 700-series guitars were shown in a
1962 catalog, Volume and Tone controls were traditional knobs in
traditional locations, while pickup switches remained upstairs. The
500 had a slightly-offset shape a la Fender's Jazzmaster, while the 700
had a map-shaped/triple-cutaway silhouette with a knee notch on the
lower treble bout (it debuted around the time of American instruments
such as the National Glenwood).
Two Eko basses sporting flamboyant plastic finishes were also
proffered in '62. The 1100/2 had the 500 body (133/4" wide, 17" long,
and 15/8" deep), while the relatively-rare 1150/2 was a violin-shaped
instrument (111/2" wide, 18" long, and 15/8" deep).
While the 1100/2 was promoted as matching the 500-series guitars,

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was usually five-layer
with a tortoiseshell
pattern and the edges
of the celluloid were
covered with a gold
strip along the rim of
the body. Color options
were listed as "NO" (hazel top, mahogany back),
"MB" (white mother-ofpearl top, black back),
"TA" (silver-sparkle top,
black back), "TB" (bluesparkle top, black back),
"TO" (gold-sparkle top,
mother-of-pearl back),
"TR" (red-sparkle top,
mother-of-pearl back), and
"RN" (brown-striped top,
striped-mahogany back).
The '63 brochure showed
solidbody guitars and basses with traditional finishes
while the availability of
accordion finishes was
nebulous - the text touted
"celluloid-covered bodies"
(saying nothing about colors of the tops and backs),
and RN was no longer an
option. The lack of specificity may have hinted the
celluloid series was available with any combination


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