The WOW A800e SO is the electrified acoustic guitar by Eko Guitars, with onboard Fishman Flex Blend system. Featuring an Auditorium shape with Solid Italian Spruce Top, Ovangkol back and sides, Mahogany neck and Ebony fingerboard, this guitar is a high-end instrument well suited for the professional doing live performances and studio recording.
WOW A800e SO by EKO GUITARS OVERVIEW
A Series with no compromises based on a tonewoods selection from all over the world. WOW, acronym for Wood Of the World Series, but also the exclamation of those who see these guitars for the first time, represents the top of the range of the EKO catalog. Every single guitar is unique and each wooden part is selected from a wide range of fine raw materials such as Cocobolo, Ovangkol, Koa, Ebony and others. The whole WOW series is All Solid, therefore, with top, sides and back in solid wood, the nature of the wood is enhanced in favor of a particularly specific tone.
For each instrument, Master Luthier Roberto Fontanot carefully selects tonewoods to create masterpieces that will be the joy of every musician. The variety of tonewoods used for back and sides of each individual guitar will give the six strings completely different characteristics in terms of sound.
For the Top, Italian Spruce was chosen in the most figured versions of the highest quality grade, sourced from a region of the Alps known for supplying woods used in the production of the world's finest violins - only a few manufacturers have access to these private stocks.
The Wow A800e SO comes in Natural color with Gloss finish, with Auditorium shape. The combination of a Solid Spruce top with Solid Ovangkol back and sides, result of careful research, gives this instrument a very wide tonal spectrum always well balanced on every single string.
A remarkable feature is the presence of the Fishman Flex Blend: a high-performance amplification system consisting of a piezo and an internal condenser microphone, allowing you to capture every nuance of the guitar thanks to the possibility of gradually adding the microphone signal to the piezo signal through a Blend pot. In addition to the output volume and the Blend control, the Wow A800e SO boasts a Tuner with display (that can be activated by pressing the volume potentiometer) and an EQ control working in "mid-scooped" mode: set it at minimum for a flat signal, then increase it to gradually reduce the mid frequencies enhancing bass and treble, very convenient to get a sound ready for the mix. In case of feedback, a quite common event during acoustic performances, you can invert the phase by pressing the EQ pot. In case of feedback, a quite common event during acoustic performances, you can invert the phase by pressing the EQ pot. All these features together make the Wow A800e SO a suitable instrument in professional contexts, both in the recording studio and on stage.
WOW A800e SO by EKO GUITARS BULLET POINTS
- A-Shape: 46mm NUT and 635mm scale length;
- Solid Italian Alpine Spruce Top & Bracing;
- Carefully-selected highly figured tonewoods;
- Fishman Flex Blend System with piezoelectric, microphone, blend control, tuner with Mute function, antifeedback and tone control.
WOW A800e SO by EKO GUITARS SPECIFICATIONS
Body Shape: Auditorium
Top Material: Solid Spruce
Back & Sides Material: Solid Ovangkol
Neck Material: Mahogany
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Neck Shape: Eko Low C
Width at Nut: 46 mm
Scale Length: 635 mm
Number of Frets: 20
Frets Type: Medium Jumbo
Bridge Material: Ebony
Body Finish: Gloss
Neck Finish: Gloss
Tuning Machines: Eko Vintage Open gear Butterbean
Electronics: Fishman FLA DAA AAA (piezo + microphone)
Controls: Volume, Eq (mid scooped), Mic Blend, Phase Invert, Tuner
Case: Waterproof Gigboard
Recommended Strings: Eko Bronze 12-53 Heavy Set/6