Patrick James Eggle Macon Junior DC review

PJE sends us his latest electric vision: a boutique Junior with not an ounce of flame maple or bling. Let’s rock!

Patrick James Eggle Macon Junior DC
(Image: © Future / Phil Barker)

Guitar World Verdict

A perfect version of a classic that feels, sounds and plays to the highest level – we’d rate it 11/10…


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    It is a rock 'n' roll machine, especially with 'blower' switch engaged.

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    Lived-in feel.

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    Hugely detailed build.


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    But while you can’t fault the craft, it is a pretty close cousin of the hallowed double-cut Gibson.

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Any reckoning of  the UK’s guitar making industry has to include Patrick James Eggle, a fixture on the scene since the early 90s and now the perfect illustration of the artisan or boutique small-output maker. 

Patrick, like many over these past months, has seen his orders rise, he’s taken on more staff, which now total seven, and produces some 20 guitars a month.

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.