The new Patrick James Eggle 96 Drop Top model is based around the classic Strat Type double cutaway design but made with exotic tonewoods and hand-crafted throughout in the UK. Named after Route 96 in Georgia and Drop Top refers to the curve of the forearm contour…

Patrick James Eggle guitars produce 30-40 guitars a year hand-crafted in Shropshire, England. The 96 Drop Top features exotic tonewoods choices such as Myrtlewood, Spalted Maple, Swamp Ash, Santos Rosewood, Koa, Walnut with natural tops in dark grained or matt limed finishes showcasing the beautiful wood.

The pickups are handwound humbuckers & single-coils made by Mojo Pickups’ Marc Ransley in West Yorkshire. There are 2 Mojo single-coils (neck and middle), 1x Mojo humbucker (bridge), 5-way blade pickup selector, master volume, pull-push master tone (activates coil split).

“We use light and resonant Swamp Ash for the body, then choose a uniquely figured set of wood for the drop-top and round it off with a micro thin finish. But the devil’s in the detail. As with all our 96 model guitars, we hand mill trem blocks here in the UK from solid bell brass and saddles are custom titanium”Patrick James Eggle

  • Body wood (top): hand-selected Spalted Maple, Flame or Quilted Maple, Myrtlewood, Walnut, Curly Koa
  • Body wood (back): Swamp Ash
  • Body length: 17.5″ – 445mm
  • Body width: 12.5″ – 318mm
  • Body depth: 1.75″ – 45mm
  • Neck wood: roasted Flame Maple or Rosewood
  • Neck profile: soft “V”
  • Neck width 42.8mm at nut, 51.4mm at 12th fret
  • Fretboard: Rosewood, Santos Rosewood
  • Fretboard radius: 12″
  • Frets: 22
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl dots
  • Fret wire: Sintoms 230140
  • Scale length: 25.4″ / 648mm
  • String spacing: 34mm at nut, 54mm at bridge
  • Nut: Tusq
  • Nut width: 1.673″ – 42.5mm
  • Pickup (neck): Mojo P90, Single Coil, hand scatter wound
  • Pickup (bridge) : Mojo Humbucker, hand scatter wound
  • Pickup (middle): Single Coil, hand scatter wound
  • Pickup magnets: Alnico V
  • Pickups: hand-made by Mojo Pickups’ Marc Ransley in Yorkshire
  • Controls: 5-way blade pickup selector, master volume, pull-push master tone (activates coil split)
  • Tuning machines: Gotoh SG381 Magnum Lock
  • Hardware: Nickel Cosmo Black
  • Tremolo: Gotoh EV510
  • Bridge: Trem, Brass Block, KTS Titanium Saddles
  • Trem block: hand-milled Brass
  • Tuner buttons: Black
  • Weight 7.9lbs/3.5kg
  • Options: Flame or quilt Maple, Walnut and Curly Koa tops; neck P90 pickup also available
  • Finishes: Natural top, ‘Dark Grained’ matt limed back, Dark Gloss Top
  • Country manufactured: UK

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