Patrick James Eggle Macon Single Cut review

With über-classy designs such as this, Patrick James Eggle's status as a premier boutique builder is assured

Patrick James Eggle Macon Singlecut
(Image: © Future / Neil Godwin)

Guitar World Verdict

An immaculately stylised version of the classic singlecut, the Macon is a perfect 10, with a neck that is unbeatable and an instrument that is a stunning example of boutique craft at its finest.


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    Beautifully understated appearance and stunning build.

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    The more vintage-aimed circuit and those WhiskerBuckers ensure it sounds as good as it looks.


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    As ever, many of us can only dream of a guitar at this price…

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The Gibson Les Paul is a cornerstone of the modern electric guitar. Obviously, Gibson offers many flavours in its production and Custom Shop ranges and there’s no shortage of small ’shop boutique makers who have their own particular takes and flavour combinations to tempt us with. 

To illustrate such diversity, we’re taking a look at British guitar-making royalty, Patrick James Eggle, with this latest version of his Macon Single Cut. 

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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.