Echopark Guitars Releases Clarence "Gold Coil" Guitar

The Clarence "Gold Coil" guitar is designed around the newly-completed Gold Foil pickups.

Los Angeles, CA (May 3, 2013) -- Echopark Guitars has announced the release of the 2013 Clarence "Gold Coil" guitar, designed around the newly-completed Gold Foil pickups.

The new Gold Foil pickups were developed with Echopark luthier Gabriel Currie and Arcane Inc's Rob Timmons. They are based on an old Tele gold foil neck pickup and housed in a humbucker form for easy drop-in and feature original lacquered wire and period-correct magnets, along with steel base plates. Currie says, "They sound so much better than the cheap originals...they still retain the funky, thick swamp tones from way back, plus they are true single-coils!"

The Clarence "Gold Coil" takes Echopark's Clarence model and outfits it with the new Gold Foil set, and a rear control route and wiring.

Features:

  • One-piece swamp ash body with '55 contours
  • Rock maple or red maple neck with medium C or soft V profile
  • Echopark Gold Coil pickup set
  • Nitrate tortoise pickguard
  • TonePros tuners
  • Glendale "Raw Deal" bridge, Kohler saddles, and aluminum string bar
  • Available in sea foam wash (pictured), blonde, desert sand, Lake Placid blue, white wash, black, Pelham blue, and natural
  • Custom build options available

The Clarence "Gold Coil" has a base price of $3,000 and is available at retailers or directly from Echopark.

For more information:
Echopark Guitars

On Black Midi's Cavalcade, Geordie Greep’s fretwork is an example of the 6-string as a capable component as much as a solo instrument, never completely stealing the show.

Popular music and mainstream tastes may be more fractured than ever, but the guitar continues to thrive.

As we soft launch into the new year, I’m not waiting for the requisite guitar obituary in the news. It’s not going to happen again anytime soon. Why? Because as far as the mainstream media is concerned, our beloved instrument is not only dead, it's irrelevant to the point of not even being an afterthought. When the New York Times published their most recent albums of the year list, there was barely a guitar-based recording to be found. Still, there is not only hope, but also cause for jubilation.

Read More Show less

Diatonic sequences are powerful tools. Here’s how to use them wisely.

Advanced

Beginner

• Understand how to map out the neck in seven positions.
• Learn to combine legato and picking to create long phrases.
• Develop a smooth attack—even at high speeds.

{u'media': u'[rebelmouse-document-pdf 13574 site_id=20368559 original_filename="7Shred-Jan22.pdf"]', u'file_original_url': u'https://roar-assets-auto.rbl.ms/documents/13574/7Shred-Jan22.pdf', u'type': u'pdf', u'id': 13574, u'media_html': u'7Shred-Jan22.pdf'}
Knowing how to function in different keys is crucial to improvising in any context. One path to fretboard mastery is learning how to move through positions across the neck. Even something as simple as a three-note-per-string major scale can offer loads of options when it’s time to step up and rip. I’m going to outline seven technical sequences, each one focusing on a position of a diatonic major scale. This should provide a fun workout for the fingers and hopefully inspire a few licks of your own.
Read More Show less
x