Fast forward to 1982. The founder of Market Electronics, Bob Meter, has died, and his widow has no interest in keeping the company. Joe Ornelas and Mark Karney have started Crystal Valley Electronics in Crystal Lake, Illinois, to continue production of the Echoplex. In going through the old facility in Willoughby, Ornelas discovers a unit accompanied by a handwritten note from Chet Atkins, thanking Meter for the use of the unit and thanking him in advance of for the one he was going to get.
Ornelas took the Echoplex back to Crystal Lake and tested it. It worked perfectly. And still does. This mid-1970s unit (inv. #MC0045) is in Excellent condition and comes with owner's manual, repair ticket, and invoice for replacement unit with Chet's handwriting. It is offered at $2500.
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