Echopark Case Study La Carne Custom Koa


“I love Juniors, Teles, some of the Supros and Hagstrums and definitely old Gretches!  Those elements combined to create my overall inspiration.  The main thing that I wanted to do was to figure out how to make an improved one from start to finish 100% by hand.  I want to use my hands, eyes and ears to select and build every part of every instrument.  That was the driving force in the idea behind doing this!” - Gabriel Currie

If we had to sum up Echopark guitars in a word? Vibe. Gabriel Currie's guitars evoke a "Now where have I seen that before?" feeling while also presenting you with something entirely new and fresh. His Case Study guitars take this concept to the next level and are his top-of-the-line instruments. Each unique, each constructed over the course of one year. 

Like all Echopark guitars, this guitar is extremely resonant and feels great in your hands (Gabriel's neck carves are one of our favorite aspects of his instruments). The unique Echotron + pickups not only look beautiful with their tortoise nitrate tops, they really sound incredible. The perfect blend of Les Paul punch and power, but with the more complex chime of a great Gretsch Filter'Tron. Whether you like playing clean, slightly overdriven, or with full-tilt gain, you'll love the nuance these pickups have to offer - they really do cover a wide range of genres. 

As with other Case Study guitars, you can tell this guitar had extra love, care, and attention paid during the build. The result is an incredible feeling guitar with tons of vibe and tone. It makes you want to plug in, crank your amp, and run through every riff you can think of. Yes please! Priced with hardshell case.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • AAAAA Select Koa book matched top
  • 1 pc. slab mahogany top
  • 1 pc. full tenon mahogany neck 
  • Old stock slab figured Gabon ebony fretboard
  • Nitrate binding
  • Medium 38 V-59 D neck profile 
  • Jescar 9055 fret wire, 22 frets
  • Hand cut bone nut
  • Custom Echotron+ pickups w/tortoise nitrate tops 
  • Tortoise nitrate guard
  • Grover pre-war open back tuners
  • Pigtail bridge and studs
  • Cloth wire
  • CTS 300K volume pot, 250K 'no load' tone pots, SOZO .033 PIO tone cap
  • Switchcraft 3 way
  • Custom G&G case

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at This offer applies to all merchandise shipped within the 48 continental US States.* If you wish to expedite your shipment or your order doesn't qualify, we provide competitive rates. Once you enter your shipping info, you'll be given a selection of services from UPS, FedEx and USPS.

Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

Approval Period, Taxes, Duties: Most instruments ship with a 48-hour approval** period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities.

The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Priority Mail, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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