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Old 07-26-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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SX ISIS CUS 24 Guitars at Rondo music.

I'm looking at getting a new fairly decent cheap guitar so I browsed rondo music and the SX ISIS caught my eye. I have looked high and low for reviews and youtube videos and only found outdated reviews on the previous KY1 model.

I plan on replacing the pickups later and would like to know if this is a good "all around" guitar. I'd be playing a wide variety of music on like such as the Foo Fighters, Metallica, Megadeth, Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Van Halen, Guns and Roses, etc...

Is this a relatively quality guitar? I'm not looking for crazy amazing quality but at least gig-able quality.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:20 PM   #2
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looks like a prs copy
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:21 PM   #3
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Yaaa and? I'm asking for first hand experience with this guitar.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:19 PM   #4
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Does anybody have any word on the quality of this guitar? Please speak up!
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:40 PM   #5
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I dont know about that guitar but I do have some experience with rondomusic.com guitars. So far ive been nothing but impressed with rondomusic.com though ive been buying Douglas guitars and not SX but they all come from the same factory. Infact the factory that makes these guitars also makes parts for Ibanez and Epiphone. I would deffinately get one if I had the money. If something is wrong kurt will sort it out for you with free shipping, he usually responds to emails very fast and so far i havnt seen anyone say anything bad about the customer service.
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Old 07-26-2010, 11:41 PM   #6
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Thank you! Your the first person to provide me with any information so far.
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Does anybody have any word on the quality of this guitar? Please speak up!


Rondo has a reputation for making great guitars for a low price. Also, they have GREAT customer service. If you don't like it, I am pretty sure you can return it and get your money back you just lose the money you spent on shipping.

But to me, I don't like the shape of it. And honestly I have never seen that on their webiste! :O

EDIT: Also, Agile made some GREAT PRS copies before they got sued. If you can find one of those used jump on it.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:53 AM   #9
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Thanks, I might look into that.



I actually found and have looked at almost of those threads thanks!
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Old 07-27-2010, 08:26 AM   #10
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I had one of the original versions of that guitar; the KY1. The 'Isis' is the EXACT same guitar; Kurt just gave it a different name.

Anyways, if you've read the reviews of the KY1 on Harmony-Central , you've probably already come across mine... it was for the KY1-CE24 (bolt-on).

A short synopsis of my experience:
HUGE neck
SEVERE neck-dive problems
cheap hardware (broke a tuner set screw while simply changing strings)
lots of finish imperfections
poorly-cut trem route (the trem block rubbed against it's cavity)
super-thin veneer top

All that being said, however, it really wasn't all that bad of a guitar. Once I added some decent pickups, dremel-ed out the trem cavity, leveled the frets, and shimmed the neck, it actually played pretty well.

After all was said and done, though, I found that I just couldn't jive with 1) the thickness of the neck and 2) continuously fighting to keep the headstock from diving towards the floor!

I ended up giving it away.
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I had one of the original versions of that guitar; the KY1. The 'Isis' is the EXACT same guitar; Kurt just gave it a different name.

Anyways, if you've read the reviews of the KY1 on Harmony-Central , you've probably already come across mine... it was for the KY1-CE24 (bolt-on).

A short synopsis of my experience:
HUGE neck
SEVERE neck-dive problems
cheap hardware (broke a tuner set screw while simply changing strings)
lots of finish imperfections
poorly-cut trem route (the trem block rubbed against it's cavity)
super-thin veneer top

All that being said, however, it really wasn't all that bad of a guitar. Once I added some decent pickups, dremel-ed out the trem cavity, leveled the frets, and shimmed the neck, it actually played pretty well.

After all was said and done, though, I found that I just couldn't jive with 1) the thickness of the neck and 2) continuously fighting to keep the headstock from diving towards the floor!

I ended up giving it away.


Wow... I think you just saved me from buying this guitar.. I think I will save my money for something better unless anybody else has something very positive to say.
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Old 10-22-2012, 04:23 PM   #12
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I've been playing guitar longer then most of the guys out here have been on the planet,
and everyones entitled to their opinion on guitars,depending on the style of music that they play or what they expect out of the guitar! For a $200 guitar, the SX Isis is a better guitar then most out there between the 200-400 range..!!
I don't care what name is on the headstock,the majority is made overseas anyway!
If You like the SX,the look and feel of the guitar..buy the damn thing! I own one myself,and its better quality then some of the more expensive that I own!
Put it through a quality amp, and You'll see what I mean!
If You still don't like it..contact me and I'll buy it from You!
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:17 AM   #13
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I know you already got an answer, but I'd like to throw in that the Doglas and SX guitars are hardly worth looking at. I owned a Douglas and it was pretty lousy. Rondo's reputation is pretty much only because of their customer service and the Agile line.

If you can spend a little more, try to find a used PRS SE.
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Old 10-23-2012, 02:44 AM   #14
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You guys realize that this is a 2 year old thread right?
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:49 AM   #15
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Soooooo...you're saying he may not find the most recent advice timely?
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