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 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 Eggle's signature, micro thin, grained, open pore finish. Soft to the touch and offering superior resonance, it allows the wood to breathe which delivers better definition and clarity and doesn't stifle the tonal quality of the body. The completely unique hand patinated brass pickguard has a sweet marbled effect and really adds to the premium look of the guitar.
This 96 features a Bog Oak 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 ABM 5200-s bridge delivers perfect intonation and secure trem operation.
With an H/S/S pickup configuration you get substantial tonal options. A duo of hand scatter wound single coils pair with an Eggle humbucker at the bridge for a super versatile, premium sound. Covering all your tonal bases with ease, the 96 features a push/pull coil tap tone switch for even more options. It's a monster guitar, perfect for any playing situation.
Guitars like this are the reason that Patrick James Eggle is so highly respected, a true modern day master.