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Insane value - Reviews Agile AL-3000

This is an Agile AL-3000 CSB Flame with P90s. # Solid mahogany arch top body # Triple bound body, and headstock. Single binding on neck. # Nickel plate hardware, including Nickel die-cast Grover tuners with 18-1 turning ratio for ultra fine tuning (Model 102-18N) # Two cream covered soap bar style Type V Alnico P90 pickups # single conductor braided 18 gauge American wire for pickups, improved pots (now higher voltage with brass shafts for reduced noise) and an improved pickup selector switch # Two volume and two tone controls, plus a three way pickup selector switch # One piece Mahogany set neck with 13.7" (350mm) radius neck for fast play and adjustable truss rod # Ebony fretboard with 22 Jumbo frets and real Abalone trapezodial inlays # graph tech nut # Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8"; at the 21st fret: 2 3/16" # Neck taper/thickness at the 1st fret: 21.5 mm; at the 12th fret: 23.5mm # Overall length: 40"; Scale length: 24.7" # Body thickness: 2" at edge; Width at the widest point: 13"

UTILIZATION

I have no idea how consistent the quality control is for these guitars, but this one is without imperfection anywhere. Smooth and not too thick finish, the sweetest looking deepish cherry red sunburst finish as you could find. Frets all are perfectly filed and finished on the ends, ebony fretboard is smooth and consistent from end to end. Hardware is all clean with smooth edges, pots work well and feel firm and substantive. I really could not be more pleased with the entire package and its fit and finish.

SOUNDS

I am a big fan of P90s. Stock pickups are okay, but I knew ahead of time I was going to be replacing with Lindy Fralin P90s. Lindy and Lollar are just the best in my book. Lindy's seem a little more beefy. The tone I get is exactly what I wanted - like great single coils on steroids. Clear, articulate, no matter the volume but can wail and crunch like as good as any humbuckers.

OVERALL OPINION

I almost did not post a review because I really cringe when I read all the glowing reports of almost every guitar reviewed. I'll sound like a broken record here, I know. I have been playing 36 years and owned all manner of top guitars everyone would know if I listed them. Also some rather obscure but quite pricey one man shop guitars. This Korean made Agile AL3000 is just too good to be real. Add the Lindy Fralin replacement P90s and you have a beautiful looking, super easy playing, quality feeling, great sounding guitar, very well put together guitar. I love it. Really. If all of them are as good as his one, this has got to be the best value out there.