Description from Eko:
The Marco Polo P500e SM comes in Natural color with Gloss finish and Parlor shape, typical of folk guitars. The combination of an Italian Solid Spruce top and Solid Mahogany back and sides, result of careful research, gives this instrument a very particular tonal spectrum, with lower volumes compare to a dreadnought, but with a better control of the individual voices thanks to the excellent balance of the strings. The whole MARCO POLO 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.
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 Marco Polo P500e SM 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 Marco Polo P500e SM a suitable instrument in professional contexts, both in the recording studio and on stage.
Travel Guitar with a strong personality inspired by Marco Polo: the rosette shows the word Traveler engraved in several languages;
Shorter scale length (630mm) with 43mm standard nut;
All-Solid small-size guitar with great sound;
SO Model (Spruce Ovangkol) features Solid Italian Spruce Top and internal bracing (100% genuine Italian Alpine Spruce);
Fishman Flex Blend System with piezoelectric, microphone, blend control, tuner with Mute function, phase invert switch and mid-scooped tone control.
Description from Eko: