BY JORDAN WAGNER
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Echopark Guitars’ Gabriel Currie has had a whirlwind career. From his
humble beginnings as the go-to repair guy
at his high school, to working with Leo
Fender at G&L, and then building for the
great Tak Hosono, Currie has spent his life
with gear and luthiers since the early ’80s.
Predictably, that wealth of experiences led
to the formation of a company he could call
his own—Echopark Guitars.
Located in the Echopark district of Los
Angeles, Currie’s guitar building operation is enjoying a lot of success these days.
He has amassed a pretty impressive list
of endorsees in the course of just two
years, including Social Distortion’s Jonny
Wickersham, Kyuss and former Queens
of the Stone Age bassist Nick Oliveri,
and high-profile sideman to the pop-stars, Monte Pittman. And Currie’s new