Echopark Ghetto Bird 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

Quick, get thee to the nearest Marshall 50 watt head and 4x12 cab! Our very first Echopark Ghetto Bird has arrived and boy oh boy....awesome!

This Koa topped Ghetto Bird is Gabriel Currie's riff on the legendary Gibson Firebird and it just embodies the essence of rock n roll. Like all of Gabriel's guitars, there is just a vibe to this beauty that's hard to distill. Visually, there are some really cool touches: the stripe on the Brazilian fretboard, tortoise guard, amber tuning buttons, headstock shape, and again, the Koa top. We also love the feel of the satin finish.

Tonally? Incredible. Articulate, fat, biting when you want it to be. It's everything you want in a great Firebird. Warren Haynes fans to Oasis devotees will love this guitar. The set-up is spot on and the neck, while quite fat like a late 50s LP Junior, never gets in the way - it simply feels awesome to play. 

This Ghetto Bird Custom Koa brings something new to legendary Firebird formula and is not to be missed - a killer guitar by any measure. Priced with hardshell case. 


Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • AAAA Koa top with natural edge binding
  • Old Stock Honduras Mahogany Body and Neck 
  • Standard light chambering 
  • Signature V to D neck /medium carve
  • 12" radius 
  • Brazilian Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Jescar 9055 frets
  • '58 replica humbucker/Firebird 
  • Double volume controls and one master tone
  • Standard 550k pots and vintage .047 PIO caps
  • Standard Pigtails wrap around bridge w steel bushings
  • A  matching the truss rod cover with the top
  • Gotoh Tuners HAP style w butter bean heads in nickel
  • Gold Vintage HAT knobs
  • Polished Tortoise nitrate pickguard
  • 2 Tone Bourbon burst finish in !00% nitro lacquer
  • G&G custom 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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