Echopark 62 Daphne Blue Aged #1323
Exceptionally rare in the UK and an 18 month waiting list for a new guitar!
This is in unplayed condition and cost around £4000 new!
Please note… The UK’s 20% VAT CANNOT be deducted for customers outside the EU or VAT registered musical related companies on this item.
Gabriel Currie’s fascination with guitars began during his childhood and has continued ever since; both as a player and, ultimately, as a master luthier. His first exposure to the inner workings of the instrument came during a visit to the Guitar Doctor (Mike Lipe) in Burbank, California in 1980 which inspired him to disassemble his 1958 Fender Music Master to see what made it tick. Needless to say, he was immediately hooked. His new passion landed him in a much-needed role as the local repair and modification tech for all of his high school friends.
Shortly after his graduation, Gabriel found work in the mill at the renowned G&L Guitar Company in Fullerton, California where he worked under the watchful eyes of the legendary Leo Fender. He worked his way up through the ranks to eventually running the body making department. He would laboriously select the finest blanks, glue them up, cut them out, then route them on the pin routers and sand them with the precision of a dedicated builder. He also applied his increasing aptitude for each aspect of development to maintain quality control during the years that he worked there. Shortly after Leo’s passing, Gabriel found himself wanting to continue his education and thrive beyond his already skillful place in the ranks.
In 1992 after a brief hiatus, he sought out Hosono Guitar Works in Glendale, California. There he continued his tutelage with the celebrated Japanese builder Tak Hosono. He spent countless hours building prototypes and producing all of the “USA” custom neck-through models for “Ibanez” and “Sadowski” along with Hosono’s mail order custom built necks and bodies. It was then that he was also able to meet the highly sought after luthiers including Sammy Sanchez.
- Colour: Daphne Blue
- Body: Alder
- Number of Frets: 22 Jescar 8550
- Fretboard Wood: Flame Maple
- Fretboard Inlays: Dots
- Neck Wood: Flame Maple
- Neck Shape: Rounded C
Number of Frets
22 Jescar 8550
5 Way Blade
Hard Case and Certificate
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