Eko 500 early months, 1962 first half

contoured body

  • same black pickups as the 400 series
  • waist and forearm contouring
  • jumbo frets
  • “spaghetti logo” (raised lettering directly glued on pickguard) or same logo as the 400 series
  • Ekomaster vibrato assembly
  • non-trem version with same tailpiece as the 400 (with two exposed bolts on top and two others on body back)
  • scale length 632 mm (nearly 25”)
  • no side fret markers
  • body thickness 35 mm
  • “Made in Italy” simply hot-stamped on back of headstock
  • tea-cup knobs