Echopark Guitars is Gabriel Currie’s signature statement. It is the culmination of his education from inventors like Leo Fender and innovators like Mike Lipe and Tak Hosono, gigging around Los Angeles, and decades of repair work and crafting guitars. Echopark Guitars look like no other, play like a dream, and the tones they produce stand out from the crowd.
Gabriel Currie’s design aesthetic is reminiscent of the architecture and décor of East Los Angeles at its zenith. There is a common thread in the curves, colors, and embellishments of the Echopark guitars, amplifiers, and effects. While their look is classic, it is not identical to any guitar made today or in the past.
Echopark Guitars are used in the studio and on the stage night after night by the likes of Jackson Browne, Aerosmith, Social Distortion, Queens of the Stone Age, and Blackberry Smoke. It is by design that these are guitars built to deliver on professional demands. Each of these guitars can and do play anything they want but repeatedly reach for an Echopark to make their statement.
Distortion Brothers has enjoyed a long relationship with Echopark Guitars. We are stoked beyond measure to be a part of Echopark’s next evolution, a migration east to Detroit Rock City. By melding together the best of these iconic cities, Gabriel Currie has big plans for Echopark Guitars and so does Distortion Brothers.
The Echopark DT Standard Series is here! To kickoff the move from Los Angeles to Detroit, Gabriel Currie has developed this new line of guitars and has made them exclusively available through a select group of authorized dealers. Distortion Brothers goes way back with Echopark Guitars and we are stoked to be part of this new evolution.
Echopark now makes two series of guitars. The DT Series, which is the acronym for Detroit, is made with a Working Musician's budget in mind. The DT Series employs a choice selection of the same quality components used in the Handcrafted Series.
This Echocaster is serial number DT-002 and it has a few, well-suited custom appointments. Its 1-piece Alder body is finished in Sonic Blue, it has amp-style knobs, and it is nicely custom aged. Gabriel Currie made some last-minute changes to make this Echocaster come alive: a Strat-style pickup in the neck and a white pickguard. In two of the photos below, you can see it with its original Tele-style pickup and black pickguard.
Gabriel also signed the back of this guitar's headstock. This Echocaster comes with a hard-shell case and a signed certificate of authenticity. It is ready to rock and roll!
|Finish||Custom Aged Sonic Blue|
|Neck Shape||Medium C|
|Frets||22 - Jescar 8550|
|Pickups||Arcane Inc. Custom Strat-style Neck & Tele-style Bridge|
|Controls||3-way Pickup Selector, Volume, & Tone|
|Bridge||Raw Steel T Bridge with In-tune Saddles|
|Tuners||Aged Vintage-spec Nickel Tuners|