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NGD Patrick Eggle Berlin

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by sir humphrey, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

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    Just got my hands on this beauty - a 1993 "legendary era" Patrick Eggle, custom build.

    I needed a new guitar, for a new project I'm involved in, that was really versatile and could cover Gibson and Fender territory and everything from twang to metal.

    Was just about to spend £stupid on a PRS when this presented itself.

    I knew about the early 90s Eggles from a guitarist I've worked with and so didn't need much persuading - plus the fact that it cost 30% of what the PRS was selling for helped!

    It is - in all aspects - better than the PRS (which I'd already put a deposit on). And playing my Les Paul after playing this makes me want to cry about how much I spent on it.

    Ridiculously undervalued guitars - simply because no one famous ever played them. Probably the best made electric guitar I've owned.

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  2. brianswindall

    brianswindall Tele-Afflicted

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    Nice guitar, man. It is very PRS like, isn't it. Too bad that you'd committed to the PRS, hopefully you get a decent re-sale price.
     
  3. Jakedog

    Jakedog Telefied Ad Free Member

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    Never heard of these. And that's weird. I've seen a lot of guitars!

    Looks sweet. Congrats!
     
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    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Glad you found what like! Just one question: Is each of the fret marker inlays supposed to be a Canadian sperm?
     
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  5. Cat MacKinnon

    Cat MacKinnon Friend of Leo's

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    I've never seen one in person, but I've always thought the Eggle guitars looked great. Bruce Watson (of Big Country) played a couple Eggles on the 'Final Fling' DVD, including a cool Tele-inspired model.
     
  6. Lacking Talent

    Lacking Talent Tele-Holic

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    Congrats on your "new" Berlin Plus -- and enjoy!

    Was always interested in trying out an Eggle New York Broadway model, but have never gotten to see one in person...

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    7171551 Tele-Afflicted

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    Great guitar! Always liked the Falling Leaves inlays... I totally agree with the PRS comparison too.

    Here are a couple of pics of the '95 Pro-V Berlin I used to have... The shiny shiny group shot is a PRS McCarthy, Framus customshop Diablo and the Berlin. Sadly, all now moved on.
     

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  8. sir humphrey

    sir humphrey Friend of Leo's

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    Looks very cool- not seen one of those before, now I want to!
     
  10. bettyseldest

    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    Nice guitar. I have a New York, which I picked up about five years ago, with a small light body, baseball bat like bolt on neck, and through body stringing it is quite Tele like. I've played and liked a Berlin or two, but managed to avoid temptation so far.
     
  11. Bristlehound

    Bristlehound Friend of Leo's

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    Back in 2000 I spent 2 days with Patrick Eggle in his workshop being taught guitar tech stuff. We refretted my Strat and routed stuff, cut nuts etc etc. I'm glad to report that he's a great guy and builds superb guitars.
     
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  12. Jimclarke100

    Jimclarke100 Tele-Afflicted

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    Remember watching Big Jim Sullivan playing round of our local pubs back in the early 90's and his main squeeze at the time was an Eggle - possibly A Berlin, or maybe a Jim Sullivan signature model - don't remember now. Just remember he made the guitar look tiny, and sing like you wouldn't believe....
     
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    Congratulations!
     
  14. ScottJPatrick

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    Wonderful guitars, I've only played a couple of the lower end models but they really are superb.
     
  15. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Doctor of Teleocity

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    Beautiful!
    Patrick Eggle did at least one guitar with Danny O'brian (of Zemaitis fame). I beLieve our was a guitar for Gilby Clark but can find no reference to it now.
    I have an Eggle wrap - around bridge that I've been saving for a special build, but am still looking for that picture of the black LP Jr with 3 humbuckers and an engraved disk pickguard.
    Sorry for the hijack.
    You did great with that guitar.
     
  16. El34tube1

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    I also had a beautiful Patrick Eggle Berlin vintage classic in red back when there factory was in coventry, Bodmin rd.
    I remember taking a factory tour before I took ownership of this fantastic guitar.
    It had 5a quilted maple top on a Honduras mahogany 1 piece body, brazilian rosewood fingerboard & mother of pearl diamond fret markers. The pups were seymour duncan seth lovers.
    It looked & played amazing & guess what? I sold it for a les Paul!
    I've never seen another 1 & regret it till this day!
     
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