Burl maple is a type of maple whose grain grows irregularly, generating very beautiful patterns. A clear example is this PJE 96 Drop-Top, whose grain coated with that Trans Black Burst finish is a real pleasure to the senses.
Burl maple is a very rare wood that is difficult to find and therefore highly sought after and appreciated by sculptors. And Patrick Eggle is a guitar sculptor. This PJE 96 is sculpted from solid ash with a top made of the aforementioned Burl maple wood. To complete these top features, the guitar is fitted with a Master Grade roasted maple neck that also generates impressive visual effects, and an ebony fingerboard that is a real delight to the touch. But the thing does not end there, in addition, it incorporates a Floating Trem bridge (ABM 5200C) with Titanium saddle and Locking Gotoh SG381 tuners.
Without a doubt we are talking about a high-end, exclusive instrument, built by one of the most prestigious luthiers in the world (as Toni Iommi, Albert Lee or Rory Galagher, some of his clients, attest), and components of the highest level.