Patrick James Eggle is very much the modern day hero of British guitar design. In addition to being the man behind Faith acoustics and the recently revived Shergold brand, Eggle is best known for crafting boutique guitars of the very highest order.
The 96 Drop Top is one of his very best, with stunning aesthetics, flawless playability and unrivalled tonal quality, it's a marker for other guitar manufacturers to learn from.
The super light Swamp Ash body features a stunning Myrtlewood top, tonally similar to Maple, Myrtlewood is clear and bright with great projection. Finished in a stunning Tobacco Burst nitro, it is soft to the touch and offers superior resonance. This thin finish allows the wood to breathe which delivers better definition and clarity and doesn't stifle the tonal quality of the body.
The 96 Drop Top features a Birdseye Maple neck and fingerboard, with a 25.5" scale length it is familiar, well balanced and supremely comfortable. A TUSQ nut and Gotoh SG381 locking machine heads offer incredible tuning stability while the Gotoh 510 bridge delivers perfect intonation and secure trem operation.
With a twin humbucker pickup configuration you get substantial tonal options. A duo of hand scatter wound Eggle humbuckers produce a super versatile, premium sound. Covering all your tonal bases with ease, the 96 Drop Top is a great guitar for players wanting to take their playing to the next level.
Guitars like this are the reason that Patrick James Eggle is so highly respected, a true modern day master.