The "Golden Eagle" is a fine speciment of some beautiful quilted maple used as a drop-top for yet another X-15 series custom-ordered here at Virgil Guitars. Mark had some gret ideas for this guitar and the tones that come from this guitar are as sweet as it gets... all the way down to the custom, hand-wound pickups he had requested, makes this guitar chime like you just don't get at your local guitar store!

Name: Golden Eagle
Series: X-15 Series Drop-Top
Serial#: 0024
Date completed: 7/7/16
Weight: 7.79 lbs.
Fingerboard:24 frets, 25" scale, 12" radius
Tuners: 6-in-line Chrome Schallers
Nut: Black Tusq® Nut
Pickups: In-house handwound LickupPickups
Electronics: Vol, Tone, two 3-way mini dp switches for coil tap, 3-way toggle with total of 15 separate tones.
Bridge: TonePros AVTII Chrome wraparound bridge
Top: 5A Quilted Maple
Body: Sapele Mahogany
Neck: Curly Maple
Fretboard: E. Indian Rosewood
Headstock: Seahorse
Pickup rings: Curly Maple
Finishing: Sunburst. Satin finish neck. Paint by Moecolors
Extras: Custom backplate, custom pup rings, custom side dots, custom inlaid abalone into Bloodwood control knobs & custom numbered ebony trussrod cover with abalone numbers & Schaller strap locks

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"From the moment you pick up a Virgil Guitar, you know instantly this is unlike any instrument you have ever held. It's just - different. And at a much higher level than most of us are used to. Extraordinary build quality, gorgeous design details you do not see on other guitars, and the sound! I have 2 humbuckers each with its own switching for single coil, series and parallel for a total of 15 killer tones. I can't stop playing it.

The process is unlike anything I have ever experienced, a true collaboration between Virgil and me, between artist and musician. I got to choose everything exactly as I wanted it. Often, I would ask his opinion and we would talk it out and come to an agreement. Virgil is as much an artist as a luthier and my Golden Eagle is the richer for it. So am I. Buy a Virgil, you'll love the process and the guitar."

Mark Collier - Tarpon Springs, FL
Owner of custom-built guitar, "Golden Eagle"