Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has built a reputation for his atmospheric guitar sounds in Queens of the Stone Age, but even before that he reached guitar hero status due to his work in Failure and A Perfect Circle. During the recording of the last Queens' record, Like Clockwork, Troy linked up with Echopark Guitars owner Gabriel Currie and the duo began working on a custom ax for the guitarist.
While in Detroit for a QOTSA performance, we met up with Troy at the Echo Park Guitars headquarters. Watch our new interview with Troy below to learn more about his relationship with Gabriel, working with Mark Ronson on the new QOTSA record and his choices in vintage recording gear.
While at Echopark Guitars HQ, we demoed a few guitars currently available from Vintage King. Check out the Echopark Downtowner 2 Tone Burst, '59 Deluxe in TV Yellow and Downtowner in TV Yell in our video below.