Echopark 62 Daphne Blue Aged #1323

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£3,195.00 £2,895.00

Sale!

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.

    Body

  • Colour: Daphne Blue
  • Body: Alder

    Neck

  • Number of Frets: 22 Jescar 8550
  • Fretboard Wood: Flame Maple
  • Fretboard Inlays: Dots
  • Neck Wood: Flame Maple
  • Neck Shape: Rounded C

    Hardware

  • Bridge Hardware: Vintage Tremolo
  • Pickguard: Celluloid Nitrate

    Electronics

  • Bass Pickup: Arcane/Echopark
  • Middle Pickup: Arcane/Echopark
  • Treble Pickup: Arcane/Echopark
  • Pickup Switching: 5 Way Blade
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Body

Colour

Daphne Blue

Body

Alder

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Neck

Number of Frets

22 Jescar 8550

Fretboard Wood

Flame Maple

Fretboard Inlays

Dots

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Neck

Neck Wood

Flame Maple

Neck Shape

Rounded C

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Hardware

Bridge Hardware

Vintage Tremolo

Pickguard

Celluloid Nitrate

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Electronics

Bass Pickup

Arcane/Echopark

Middle Pickup

Arcane/Echopark

Treble Pickup

Arcane/Echopark

Pickup Switching

5 Way Blade

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Additional Info

Weight

7lb 11oz

Accessories

Hard Case and Certificate

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