ECHO MK II GUITAR
Echo MK II Guitar
This is the Echo MK II guitar, it differentiates from the MK I in our range by having a more modern, dynamic look as opposed to the traditional look of the MK I. The bottom of the guitar has been made rounded whereas the original was flat and the waist has been decreased, these both give the guitar a more curvy shape. The bottom horn has also been re shaped to give a slightly more aggressive look. So it might look like a familiar design, but in actuality very few lines remain the same.
The guitar pictured on the left here has a black and orange theme to it, everything on the guitar is either black or orange right from the finish up to the brass nut. A Wilkinson bridge was also chosen which incorporates this theme with the brass saddles and black body.
Both body and neck are Ash with a contrasting black grain fill to give that striking look. A luxurious jet black Ebony board was chosen to keep the theme running with 24 brass EVO frets and nut.
Unusually this guitar was specified with a Statocaster pickup at the neck and a classic Tele pickup at the bridge, both are by Kent Armstrong.
The build progress of this guitar can be viewed on our Facebook page
25 1/2" scale
24 EVO frets
One piece Ash Body
Kent Armstrong Pickups
Ernie Ball Strings
M A N T O N C U S T O M S
ECHO MK II BARNCASTER
Echo MK II Barncaster
This is the Barncaster edition of the Echo MK II. The body wood came from an old barn and has loads of character in the form of many cracks, wormholes and a large knot running right through it. So the theme is a sort of a natural relic. However whereas on your usual relic you would find playing wear illustrating the story of the guitars past, on this guitar the features all tell a story about the piece of wood itself. All these cracks and holes have been solidified and highlighted to ensure the guitar remains in one piece!
The wood has been treated with an aging solution to bring back the colour of the wood to how it was before the piece was worked. Then an oil finish was applied to keep the wood feeling as natural as possible with minimum finish thickness.
The hardware and pickup setup is simplicity itself, yet the quality of components has not been skimped on. The Seymour Duncan Hot P90 pickup at the bridge offers instant growl without any messing about with switches or controls. A simple plug and play setup which sounds great every time.
See Facebook for various build pictures of this guitar.
Please remember, any of our models can be specified with a different number of strings, scale length, frets, pickups or anything else for that matter! Also we offer the option for you to design your very own unique guitar or bass with your own body shape and specifications.
25 1/2" scale
One piece Beech body
Wilkinson half Bridge
Seymour Duncan P90 pickup