Patrick Eggle Berlin Pro Vintage Guitar
Handmade in England in 1993, and in the gorgeous Translucent Gunstock Brown finish.....this thing looks stunning with it's beautiful wood grain.
Eggle Berlins were guitars that I dribbled over in guitar magazines as a teenager. They were guitars that only existed in fantasy land, where paying £2,500 for a guitar seemed a few million lights years away. They were renowned for having stunning build quality, sound and playability. The Berlin Pro was the top model in the range. Materials and construction placed it in the high-end Gibson camp, but the body size and pickup switching make it a more versatile guitar, capable of reasonable interpretations of both Les Paul and Stratocaster sounds.
This (unmodified) guitar has a huge spec (further details at the bottom of the ad) - but highlights include an ebony neck, sperzel tuners, maple top, wilkinson bridge, seymour duncan pickups, coil tapping etc.
This guitar is in incredible condition given it's a 25 year old vintage guitar, with only a couple of very minor blemishes and the plastic selector switch has degraded slightly and could do with upgrading if it bothered you.
It has a lovely set-up, and it plays as good as it sounds. ....(and this thing sounds great!!). It's incredibly versatile thanks also to it's coil tapping capability.
It includes its original paperwork, trem arm and also it's original hiscox built hard case.
I'm not looking for offers on the price. If you look on Reverb, you will see an identical guitar (1992 model) sold for £1365, so this is very much priced to sell.
I may however consider trades with Gibson/Fender/PRS/Epiphone guitars (with cash either way if required).
Collection only from Leicester (LE7 7FQ) or potentially my workplace in Nottingham (NG2 1EN).
Thanks for reading - it's spec and further info is below:
Body: Mahogany with a single piece maple cap; Neck: Mahogany with an ebony fret board; Tuners: locking Sperzels; Bridge: Wilkinson VS100 locking vibrato; Pickups: Seymour Duncan Alnico Pro II at the neck, Seymour Duncan Custom Custom at the bridge; Controls: 3-way selector, volume with integral push/pull switch to the tap neck pickup, tone with integral push/pull switch to tap the bridge pickup.
Patrick James Eggle is a British guitar designer and a/k/a “The PAUL REED SMITH of the UK” PJE guitars have been acclaimed as being “the Best British Guitar ever”. The company he founded in the 1990s, Patrick Eggle Guitars, first based in and then in , is best known for designing and releasing the Berlin Series in 1991.
This is an early Patrick Eggle Berlin PRO model from 1993. The first guitar built by Patrick was named the “Climate” which became the now the famous “BERLIN” Series. This was in 1993 when Patrick was actively (hands on) building guitars. Most fans of PATRICK EGGLE GUITARS consider the period from 1991-1994 (when Patrick left the company due to his frustration when the company turned toward mass production based on the surging market demand for his guitars) as producing the highest quality guitars of the company’s history and at a level higher than his American counterpart, Paul Reed Smith. I own PRS guitars from this same period and concur with that evalution - it's a hell of a guitar!