Cosmetic Condition: Excellent condition - very clean & like new with only mild surface scratches.
Weight: 3,45 kg
Neck: Semi-chunky old-growth mahogany neck with ebony fingerboard & silver dot inlays. 22 medium jumbo frets in great shape with no wear. Closed-back Schaller tuners with engraved buttons in perfect working condition. Dragon-engraved truss rod cover. 1 1/2" nut width; 25" scale length. Neck is straight & truss rod is in perfect working condition. Body: Double-cutaway, solid old-growth mahogany body. Wrap-around tailpiece with adjustable saddles. Round Discus plate that drops into the body with subtle Dragon engraving. The back control plate is also engraved with a similar design & includes information on the guitar. Guitar weighs …. lbs …. oz. Electronics: J.Rolph handwound humbuckers. ……K ohms neck and …..K ohms bridge with two volume & two tone controls. The electronics are in perfect working condition. Case: Original hardshell case included.
In 2000 Patrick James Eggle began a collaboration with Michael Stockwell to market a range of jazz guitars under the name PATRICK JAMES EGGLE and a total of fifty guitars were built. During the same period twenty PATRICK JAMES EGGLE “DISCUS” electric guitars were built. An article on the Discus appeared in the Guitarist magazine April 2003.
Patrick James Eggle made the Discus guitar as a tribute to Tony Zemaitis. The guitar features engraving by Danny O'Brien (the same guy who did the engravings on the original Zemaitis guitars) on all of the metal parts. The artwork was designed by John Goode of Marvell comics. The pickups were made by Jim Rolph. The instruments have been inspired by the Zemaitis Disc front. Patrick built all those guitars in his U.K. workshop.
He moved to the USA in 2003 during which time he continued to build and sell a range of guitars under his name PATRICK JAMES EGGLE, in particular a range of acoustic guitars.
There were about 34 Discus guitars built.The number might be 35 but one instrument was given a different s/n. The serial number system spanned all products so where the serial numbers may appear to leap around, the numbering was not sequential to one model, the numbering system was distributed to all models as they fell into Patrick's build schedule.
The first Discus guitars to be completed were:
January / February 2002:
120 Brian Ray /McCartney
122 Keith Smart
129 Patrick Eggle
March 2002: 130 Oliver Leiber 127 Jun Aoki 119 John Nash
So the #120 was the very first one completed.