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    Agile Appreciation Thread!

    Hello everyone, I'm here to give my salute to an unsung hero of the guitar world, the Mighty Agile!!! I'm on my second Agile Al 3000, and it is a most well made guitar! It's basically a Les Paul Black Beauty copy and the build quality is perfect! However I did swap out two of the pickups for some good quality imports, an Entwhistle HDN in the bridge, and a Hot Slag in the neck. In an all Mahogany guitar with an ebony fretboard, it is tone perfection!!! The action is also ridiculously easy to play so even a total Jr. like me can sound like he's good at guitar lol!!! I'm sorry I don't have a picture now, but I will see about uploading one later. I have had this one since 2014, and it has been my only guitar the whole time, and it also has Grover tuners, so that with a fixed bridge means I rarely have to re tune this after it's been tuned.

    What's sad is that the only place to get one of these, http://www.rondomusic.com is now having some problems with getting in new stock due to manufacturing problems and import problems due to the fucking virus!!! ..... I feel very lucky, I have this guitar! They may not be as easy to get now and in the future. Hopefully that will change, but for now it may be a problem if you'd like to get one. However I found this one used in the Guitar Center site, so they're around if you look hard enough. They make all kinds of other models including multi stringed, Fender style, hollow and semi hollow bodies, basically any electric style you can think of they probably make it. In all the years I've owned this guitar I have had 0 build quality or playability issues with it. It has been the best quality guitar I could've bought for the money. I bought this one used for 400 and it was in excellent shape when I got it and it's in the same shape now. At some point I need a second guitar for alternate tunings and stuff but for now all my tunes are in standard since I only have one standard guitar. As that has gone I'm totally happy with it and recommend any of you try to get one if you want something new.

    All comments especially from other Agile owners welcome! /,,/ /,,/

    #2
    I'm a big fan of the agile development methodology.

    I can't speak to the guitars.

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      #3
      Rick, is that you?

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          #5
          Only owned the one you gifted me Matt but it was a cracking guitar.

          I've played many others though and the only ones I've ever found issues with were the 7 strings & multiscales.

          Great bang for your buck guitars unless you are in the UK like me.

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            #6
            Right on Tony! I was proud to give you that since I had found an LTD deckplate Explorer and you had advised me to buy it. I wasn't ready to be a 2 guitar owner at the time, so I gave you that, for being my soul brother from the Metallica board! I sincerely hope it served you well!!! The lady at the post office was like, "Damn this must be some friend of your's!" You told me about the Agile's and the one you got from me, so I gave it back to you after. Now I have this one with the better pickups in it. I call it a win win! You rule Tony!

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              #7
              Agiles have their place in the current private label factory-direct model, certaintly. I will say that my old guitarist had an Interceptor Pro that had a baseball bat-like neck, but everything else about it was very nice. I played a later-era Septor that was actually very nice in build and playability, and briefly had an Intrepid 8 that pretty sweet and the Cepheus pickup was one of the best 8-string pickup I've played

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                #8
                I had a Septor 7 that I really liked except for the scale length, and one of the first run Intrepid 8s that was a really solid guitar. They're decent bang for the buck for many things (the LP-alikes and cheap Fender-style basses are particularly cool).

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                  #9
                  I have an Agile 8 string Interceptor Pro with EMG 808 pickups, a 28.65" scale, neck-through, maple fretboard, and came with a hard case. I only paid $350 for it, but it plays, feels, and sounds way better than the Schecter Hellraiser 8 string I owned about 10 years ago, which cost like 3 times more. I'm not a big fan of how the guitar looks (not that it looks bad, of course. It's just not as cool-looking as my Ibanezes), but it sounds and plays amazing. Crazy to think how they make such a great-sounding guitar for so cheap. I have heard that they can be hit or miss in the quality control department, but even then, I've heard they have more hits than misses. The main reason I bought it when I accidentally found it in a used shop was the scale length. I wanted an 8 string guitar, but I thought that the 26.5" scale on Schecter 8s was WAY too short for that low F# and even the 27" you find in a lot of other manufacturer's 8s isn't quite where I want it to be when the standard tuning is F#. I can imagine it might be tough to play this thing live (not that that's even an option right now), but sitting down, it feels great.

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                    #10
                    I got an Agile AL-2500 a million years ago. Weird spec, black with a maple board and black block inlays. For the 250 I paid for it it's a nice guitar - plays circles around every Epiphone I've tried.

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                      #11
                      I've heard they have a good return policy.

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                        #12
                        Only time I've handled a Agile was when trying to setup a friends 8-string.

                        That neck wouldn't stay straight no matter what I did with the trussrod.
                        Once the neck was straight it turned into a banana again in very short time

                        I can't imagine all Agile guitars being like that, must have been a very bad monday build.


                        I certainly did NOT have this problem with his 8-string Schecter, which had a super stable neck.

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                          #13
                          I bought an Agile 8 from E Lucevan Estella (remember him?) year ago. I think I played it about 4 times. Nothing really wrong with it, but it wasn't particularly nice, either. Mostly I just didn't like 8 strings or its crazy scale length.
                          Last edited by Lee; 03-09-2021, 07:43 PM.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Markus View Post
                            I've heard they have a good return policy.
                            Yes they do! Kurt is great!

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Markus View Post
                              I've heard they have a good return policy.
                              Even with a dildo mod?

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                                #16
                                I have had a couple and liked them but they are always just not quite right for me. Its cool that they are out there but at the same time they are so ho-hum

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Darren View Post
                                  Rick, is that you?
                                  Dont think so. No mention of dildo mods.

                                  Edit: Frenchy knows whats up...
                                  O K T H E N

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                                    #18
                                    Apparently the entire brand is for sale? I wonder what their return policy is on that.

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Ryan View Post
                                      Apparently the entire brand is for sale? I wonder what their return policy is on that.

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                                      Probably looking to retire. I don't imagine Kurt is a spring chicken.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Jeff View Post

                                        Probably looking to retire. I don't imagine Kurt is a spring chicken.
                                        As I understand it, that's correct. He's been successful and wants to move on.

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