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Old 08-20-12, 02:15 PM   #26
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I have this guitar, that's not in that photo:



$500 with case. Great tone. Korean made guitar: Agile.

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Yeah, P90's do have an overdrive growl that's rather unique. I like that guitar, it's a keeper.

I haven't seen an Ovation in a long time.

Special note to poster above: if you don't love guitars, you are a sad, sorry little man.

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Guitars were meant to be loved.


I mean.... just look at those f holes.
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This guitar thing is working out. I think I'm in my first band, and I think we will be gig-worthy within a couple of months. AND I think we'll be pretty good too.
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$500 with case. Great tone. Korean made guitar: Agile.
I'd never even heard of the Agile brand before reading this thread, but just yesterday I was strolling down West 30th Street in Manhattan on the way to a rehearsal and I spotted an Agile similar to yours (humbuckers instead of P90s) in the window of Rogue Music.

I think they wanted $800 for it.
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This guitar thing is working out. I think I'm in my first band, and I think we will be gig-worthy within a couple of months. AND I think we'll be pretty good too.
There's only so many times you can get away with playing louie-louie.
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There's only so many times you can get away with playing louie-louie.
With just the slightest change they've got Wild Thing. Instantly doubling repertoire.
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With just the slightest change they've got Wild Thing. Instantly doubling repertoire.
yep....however, I play louie louie with bar chords, and Wild Thing with open chords.
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I'd never even heard of the Agile brand before reading this thread, but just yesterday I was strolling down West 30th Street in Manhattan on the way to a rehearsal and I spotted an Agile similar to yours (humbuckers instead of P90s) in the window of Rogue Music.

I think they wanted $800 for it.
You can buy them for half that price direct from Rondo Music on line.
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There are some fine products coming out of Korea. Not great, products, but certainly fine ones. I've played a Korean Epiphone Les Paul side by side with a Gibson Les Paul Traditional and in that case there was no comparison. The Epi sounded dead compared to the Gibson. I think with the right amp pairings though, and without direct comparison, they're definitely serviceable guitars.

The biggest issue with them is the finish for me. A good finish is as thin as possible but still smooth. This requires extensive sanding. The cheap alternative to this is to apply a thicker coating of finish with smooths out irregularities without the sanding requirements. What I've seen out of my Korean made guitars (Gretsch Pro Jet, Airline Twin Tone) as a result of this is, runs in finish, unwanted buildup in certain areas, and because there are so many coatings, you'll get things on the surface between coats. This ends up either looking bad, causing a 'bubble' or even a finish pop. Coming from an acoustic guitar background, my instant worry is the effect on tone. A number of factors could contribute, but generally I've found these guitars to be more 'dead' sounding. This is exactly the way I describe acoustics with too much finish. Maybe my suspicions have some merit. Not sure.

They still sound fine (and will sound even better with better caps and pots. Switches are probably the weakest of the electronics, but don't play much into sound), but all mine are slowly starting to look like exactly what I bought them for, beater guitars.

If I buy another Korean made one, it will probably be an Alden Zemaitis clone. Then strip the finish, electronics, and all and re do them. I've always wanted an unnecessarily gaudy guitar.

Another random.... the bigsby (licensed of course) on the airline has actually had chunks of aluminum come out of it. Far too easily. I find that one a bit odd.
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With just the slightest change they've got Wild Thing, Twist and Shout and La Bamba. Instantly quadrupling repertoire.
Exponentialized it for you.
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One thing I realized over the years - if I had to choose between a great gtr and a crappy amp, or the opposite - I'll take the great amp every time. Obviously, a great gtr and amp would be ideal.
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On the assumption that my apartment hasn't burned down while I've been away, this guitar makes my other guitars (two student classicals) gently weep. I've never been able to take a good picture of it, since I'm usually too busy playing it. I tried playing with the levels and colour balance, but it still comes out looking yellower and uglier than it is.







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There are some fine products coming out of Korea. Not great, products, but certainly fine ones. I've played a Korean Epiphone Les Paul side by side with a Gibson Les Paul Traditional and in that case there was no comparison. The Epi sounded dead compared to the Gibson. I think with the right amp pairings though, and without direct comparison, they're definitely serviceable guitars.

The biggest issue with them is the finish for me. A good finish is as thin as possible but still smooth.
Yeah, the finish on the pricier guitars is superior. But tone? The two Agiles I've owned were both $425 (plus case). The P-90 guitar I held onto, that guitar beat the Gibson Custom Shop $3K guitar in a the important respects to my ears and touch when I A-B'd them a few months back. The humbucker guitar needed new pickups (I installed Gibson Classic 57's), and after that, it was a real killer for a total investment of about $700.

I'm amazed at the value and performance those guitars deliver. I don't care for the burst color or the plasticky finish, but they are great guitars for not a lotta dough.
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Yeah, the finish on the pricier guitars is superior. But tone? The two Agiles I've owned were both $425 (plus case). The P-90 guitar I held onto, that guitar beat the Gibson Custom Shop $3K guitar in a the important respects to my ears and touch when I A-B'd them a few months back. The humbucker guitar needed new pickups (I installed Gibson Classic 57's), and after that, it was a real killer for a total investment of about $700.

I'm amazed at the value and performance those guitars deliver. I don't care for the burst color or the plasticky finish, but they are great guitars for not a lotta dough.
Yeah, the mid range Korean made stuff is very solid. With the cheap (sub $200) you get what you pay for, but all the $4-600 range stuff I've seen has been pretty decent for the price.
Good choice on the 57's. One of my favorite pickups. I was actually putting a 57's at the neck and burstbucker 3's at the bridge before Gibson started doing it. It's a fantastic pickup combo (IMO) if you get the urge to swap another other guitar's pickups.
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I have a photo of my Martin M-36 somewhere. Too lazy to dig it up.
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This could be next. Negotiating with the shop that has it now. Custom color PRS DGT. May be the only DGT this color on the planet. I think it looks great. I'd have to sell a guitar to finance this one, and after that my guitar buying will be completed.

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That's an interesting bridge. Not sure if I recognize it. Is it just a strat bridge variant or something more?
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Damn...that's some pretty wood on that DGT
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On the assumption that my apartment hasn't burned down while I've been away, this guitar makes my other guitars (two student classicals) gently weep. I've never been able to take a good picture of it, since I'm usually too busy playing it. I tried playing with the levels and colour balance, but it still comes out looking yellower and uglier than it is.







How's it play?
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That's an interesting bridge. Not sure if I recognize it. Is it just a strat bridge variant or something more?
I do think that is the proprietary PRS tremelo bridge. Wanted a hum bucker axe with a whammy bar.

PRS guitars are the shiznit.
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How's it play?
Unbelievably gorgeously, and it just gets better the more I play it. I bought it for the guitarist that I'd like to be in 20 years' time, though I don't think I'll deserve it even then. The first time I played it, it felt like it had always been mine.
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Yo G! You should post a pic of your Esteban in here!
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Incoming.

That is not the price Uncle Pcad paid. I've been trading guitars for a long time, I know the bottom line on these guitars, which on this model is over $500 less than the posted price on the website.

Still too much, but I tried to find the right one of these used for months to no avail. They are legendary amongst LP/PRS weenies like me. Fat and versatile tone.
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