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. We don't very often receive a left handed Eggle so when we do, we like to shout about it!
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 storm effect and really adds to the premium look of the guitar.
This 96 features a Roasted Maple neck and Santos Rosewood fingerboard, with a 25.5" scale length it is familiar, well balanced and supremely comfortable. With a 12" radius and Soft V shape profile it responds perfectly when playing slick lead lines or chunky chords.
With an HSS pickup configuration you get substantial tonal options, a duo of Eggle single coils deliver a super versatile, premium sound, while you can fatten things up with the delicious humbucker tones at the bridge. Covering all your tonal bases with ease, 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.