This early-seventies thinline style Shaftesbury is a favorite of our guys in the shop. She was manufactured in Italy by the legendary EKO factory who was at one time the biggest guitar manufacturer in Europe.

They were known for their excellent build quality, playability and artistic style and this Shaftesbury is no exception. This semi-hollow bodied beauty is light as a feather and plays like absolute butter. Though she was inspired by the Telecaster Thinline she is far more elegant than her brown, brutish, bluesy American cousin.

With great sounding low-output Dearmond style pickups that smoke from an ashtray bridge cover and classy f-hole in the body she is truly the beautiful little sister in the Shaftesbury family who has to be seen and heard to believe.


Ed Cox