Patrick James Eggle Kanuga Mahogany acoustic guitar

igPJE-KanugaMahogany

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  • Slope shoulder dreadnought body style
  • 25 1/2" scale with a 44.5mm nut width
  • Figured Mahogany top, back and sides
  • Custom build with unique features
  • Hiscox Case

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£ 2,400.00

-£ 699.00

£ 3,099.00

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The Kanuga is Patrick Eggle's tribute to the slope shouldered Gibson Jumbo, and this particular beauty is a custom version devised by ourselves. Mahogany topped guitars have become very popular in recent years, and there is a precedent for Mahogany topped versions of the slope shoulder Jumbo, Gibson having produced their venerable J-45 model with a Mahogany top for a period during the war where the US war effort was leading to shortages of Spruce. Patrick picked out a particularly attractive set of timber for this guitar and the wood binding, purfling and rosette all contribute to a classy but understated look.

The neck of the Kanuga is a little wider than a modern Gibson with a nut width of just under 45mm, and it has a classic C profile. The Kanuga has a little more bite than a typical modern Gibson slope, perhaps due to the 25 1/2" scale. Tonally it has a very even response, with lots of detail in the harmonics and a bass end that is a little subdued compared to a Spruce topped version, but arguably better balanced. We're very impressed with how this guitar sounds when played quietly, retaining a tightness and articulacy even at whisper quiet volumes, and quiet or loud there's plenty of sustain on hand. Finger picked it has a very refined tone and again it's great played gently - you don't have to push this guitar at all to get it ring out. It's a vey good all rounder that is enjoyable whatever genre you want to dip into.  

Specifications

Soundboard: Figured mahogany
Back& Sides: Figured Mahogany
Neck: Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony
Binding: Cocobolo
Nut & Saddle: Bone
Tuners: PJE classic chrome 18:1
Dimensions:
Body Length: 20.31" 516mm
Upper Bout Width: 11.50" 292mm
Lower Bout Width: 15.94" 405mm
Body Depth: 4.72 120mm
Scale Length 25.35" 644mm
Nut Width: 1.75" 44.5mm
String Spacing at Bridge: 2.17" 55mm

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