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  • Echopark Downtowner custom - Is this killer?

    First the video and then the photos of this killer Echopark Downtowner guitar made in Echo Park, Ca.

    I want this guitar under the Christmas tree this year.

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  • #2
    Is your Christmas tree made out of tonewood? Sorry man had to. Killer guitar, normal looking but just different enough..........
    <div class="signaturecontainer">I one day hope to be the man my dog thinks I am.<br><br><br><br>WORDS OF WISDOM FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS<br><br><br><br>&quot;most often the guitar will rise or fall to the level of the player&quot;<br><br><br><br>&quot;people overthink ****************&quot;<br><br><br><br>&quot;Sometimes you gotta know when to shut the **************** up and have a little class. Not you, you're special.&quot;<br><br><br><br>&quot;If it sounds good to you then it sounds good&quot;</div><br>The bull**************** and myths in the guitar world are stacked very high.

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    • Visconti
      Visconti commented
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      Lonnie99 wrote:
      Is your Christmas tree made out of tonewood? Sorry man had to. Killer guitar, normal looking but just different enough..........

      Of course. Our Christmas tree is a spruce. ;^)


  • #3
    Looks pretty nice to me! I can even appreciate those cloudy-looking pickups. I would prefer the cutaway to be totally flush to the neck, but whatever. I like the P90 and humbucker combo, always nice.
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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    • Special J
      Special J commented
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      Very nice. Love the woodgrain and pickup combo. My only complaint is the pickguard. I've for some reason come to really dislike tort shell guards on most electrics. 


    • Visconti
      Visconti commented
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      kayd_mon wrote:
      Looks pretty nice to me! I can even appreciate those cloudy-looking pickups. I would prefer the cutaway to be totally flush to the neck, but whatever. I like the P90 and humbucker combo, always nice.

      The guitar has a very light relic and it's perfect if you ask me.


  • #4
    Well, then he carved 100 year old mahogany to look like First Act.

    But I didn't really notice that.
    <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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    • Visconti
      Visconti commented
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      kayd_mon wrote:
      Well, then he carved 100 year old mahogany to look like First Act.

      But I didn't really notice that.

       

      First Act? What the hell is that?

      The Echopark Downtowner looks like a cross between a vintage 1958 Supro Dual Tone and a vintage 1958 Gibson Les Paul Jr.


  • #5

    The Echopark sounds sweet! Lance is another killer Austin player. The cutaway doesn't move me but I like the headstock and the top is righteous. Bottomline; thru a great amp played by a "player", that guitar is awesome!

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    • #6
      Too spendy for me but I'd damn sure play it.
      We're not in Kansas anymore.

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      • #7
        You know, Visconti, life would be easier if you didn't insult people for having a different opinion in you thread that asks for our opinions. Easier, but less entertaining, of course.
        <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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        • #8
          @danhedonia

          I didn't know that Echo Park was a neighborhood, or a hipster neighborhood at that. I do feel strangely self-conscious for owning an Eliot Smith record now, though...
          <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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          • #9
            @ Visconti
            If you knew that you would not have thought your monitors could fix a crap feed.
            Your full of crap.
            Don't pick a fight with an old man,
            If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.


            '' Who, me Officer?''

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            • Visconti
              Visconti commented
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              knotty wrote:
              @ Visconti
              If you knew that you would not have thought your monitors could fix a crap feed.
              Your full of crap.

              OK, so if you went to GC to buy a guitar you buy it for the color and pickups and you wouldn't ask what kind of wood the guitar is made out of? Swamp Ash or Alder it's all the same? Is that right?


          • #10
            The girl in that PRS promo pic gives me tonewood.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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            • knotty
              knotty commented
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              kayd_mon wrote:
              The girl in that PRS promo pic gives me tonewood.

              You cant use it until its 100 years old unfortunately.


          • #11
            Lol, he calls Epiphones phony when he shills a bunch of clones and design rip offs all day.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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            • Visconti
              Visconti commented
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              kayd_mon wrote:
              Lol, he calls Epiphones phony when he shills a bunch of clones and design rip offs all day.

              You don't get it.

              I'd rather have one great quailty guitar than 10 guitars that are crap because they won't stay in tune or intonate because of poor fret placement.

              It's about quality and not quanity.


          • #12
            You clearly don't get it, thus the lol.

            It's also funny that you can't tune or intonate non-custom shop guitars. So lol again.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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            • Visconti
              Visconti commented
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              kayd_mon wrote:
              You clearly don't get it, thus the lol.

              It's also funny that you can't tune or intonate non-custom shop guitars. So lol again.

              Well, when the frets are not put in straight how are you gonna intonate?

              lol


          • #13
            The more you say it, the more you prove your ignorance.

            Maybe some real bottom-of-the-barrel guitars have crooked frets, but most of these budget guitars are able to be intonated just fine.

            Drool over your custom builders all you like. Some of the stuff is nice to look at, and I'm sure a lot of it is nice to play. But if you honestly think you can't tune up a budget guitar, and that you need to spend a ton of money to get something that can be intonated correctly, then you're either A) brainwashed by marketing rhetoric or B) so drunk on your custom-made Kool-aid that you can't be reasoned with anymore.

            Whatever the case, you're a riot. So, so funny!
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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            • Visconti
              Visconti commented
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              kayd_mon wrote:
              The more you say it, the more you prove your ignorance.

              Maybe some real bottom-of-the-barrel guitars have crooked frets, but most of these budget guitars are able to be intonated just fine.

              Drool over your custom builders all you like. Some of the stuff is nice to look at, and I'm sure a lot of it is nice to play. But if you honestly think you can't tune up a budget guitar, and that you need to spend a ton of money to get something that can be intonated correctly, then you're either A) brainwashed by marketing rhetoric or B) so drunk on your custom-made Kool-aid that you can't be reasoned with anymore.

              Whatever the case, you're a riot. So, so funny!

              What if the frets are not seated properly and you have buzzing?


          • #14
            Too pedestrian for me. I know a guy who makes these custom made cars that look exactly like Ferraris, but they cost twice as much, so they are clearly better.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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            • #15
              I actually thought about emailing a few of these builders he brings up all the time to tell them about all the negative publicity they're getting here.

              The first thread I read with this guy in it (a necro thread about something custom), I thought he was the builder, the way he got so upset with any criticism about the guitar.
              <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Guitars:</b> 3 Fender Strats, Fender Jazzmaster, Squier Bullet, 2 Gibson Les Pauls, Gibson ES-339, Gibson Les Paul Jr. Special, Epiphone Les Paul, Epiphone Dot, Epiphone SG, PRS SE Custom 24, Ibanez AS73, Hamer Duotone, Larrivee D-03R, Takamine EG5013S, 1951 Epiphone Devon, Ibanez SR305 (bass)<br><br><br><br><b>Pedal Chain:</b> BBE Green Screamer -&gt; MXR Distortion III -&gt; Boss CE-5 -&gt; EH Stereo Pulsar -&gt; Boss DD-20 -&gt; BBE Boosta Grande<br><br><br><br><b>Amps:</b> Vox AC4, AC15, AC30, Pathfinder 10, DA5<br><br><br><br><a target="_blank" href="http://soundcloud.com/andrewalderman">SoundCloud</a></div>

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