Echopark La Carne "Case Study" Antique Amber


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Detroit builder Gabriel Currie has been refining the design of his vintage-meets-modern La Carne electric for decades, through close and careful work with inspiring musicians. All of his instruments are handcrafted and custom built with a variety of options available, but this particular Case Study La Carne has a beautiful Wenge top and a solid slab body and neck of beautifully striped, dark grain old stock Korina. Though this African tonewood can be hard to come by and difficult to work with, it's described as "super mahogany" and has long been prized for its responsiveness and sustain. This La Carne was outfitted with a custom-spec Echo Park "Rosebird" mini-humbucker (neck) and '57 humbucker (bridge), giving an almost single coil-esque snap and chime in the neck position but plenty of snarl and beef in the bridge, as well as a super sweet and unique middle position when used in combination. Gabriel put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into this La Carne and the result is, in his words, "a living, breathing multi-dimensional tool for the artists and players who know and demand vintage soul, feel, character and tone."

  • Construction: Slab body
  • Top: Wenge
  • Body: Old stock Korina
  • Neck: Old stock Korina
  • Neck Shape: '58 C/D
  • Fretboard: Gabon Ebony
  • Purfling: Abalone
  • Binding: Ivoroid
  • Pickups: Custom Echopark Rosebird Mini/'57 Vintage HB
  • Controls: Volume/Tone (coil split)
  • Electronics: Vintage Ceramici Cap .033 and 5550K CTS Pots
  • Bridge/Tailpiece: Gotoh 510 S Trem
  • Tuners: Gotoh HAP Amber Button
  • Fret wire: Jescar Medium Jumbo 8550
  • Radius: 12"
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Nut width: 1-5/8"
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Weight: 8lbs-6oz
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Serial number: 2 6600
  • Year of build: 2021
  • Construction: Slab body
  • Top: Ziricote 
  • Body: Old stock korina 
  • Neck: Old stock korina 
  • Pickups: Rose-etched mini-humbucker (neck), humbucker 
  • Fretboard: Ebony 
  • Purfling: Abalone 
  • Binding: Ivoroid 
  • Fret wire: Jescar Medium Jumbo 8550 
  • Scale length: 24-3/4" 
  • Nut width: 1-5/8"
  • Case: Hard case
  • Serial number: 2 6600
  • Year of build: 2021


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Key Features

Echopark La Carne "Case Study" Antique Amber
Old stock korina, highly sought after due to its legacy as one of the first electric tonewoods used by Gibson, makes up the neck and body
Ivoroid binding and abalone purfling accent the darkness of the woods
A combination of humbuckers allows for a wide range of tonal options



Echopark instruments are handcrafted in Detroit by luthier Gabriel Currie. Producing a limited number of instruments per year, Echopark guitars are highly sought after.

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