#1
Arrived day earlier then schedule, the wait killed me, echeck plus shipping to far east canada equals 2 and a half weeks. Douglas SIV 45 99$.

Other guitars I have include an al-3000 rootbeer and an epi g-400. First the pics












When I first opened the box I was amazed and how great this thing looked. First thing I did was inspect for blems and such cosmetic issues.

On the back of the guitar there were a few black pecks like really small barely noticeable, no biggy only paid 99$. On the fretboard frets 20-22, the frets had some black tarnish on them but I wiped them off easily. The last fret marker has a little bit too much wood filler but its only 1 fret and wow the fret inlays look amazingly well done besides that on fret. Now another thing I noticed is how the nut has a slant as you go down to the high E, I thought this might cause a problem.

Now, the good this. The white finish is great, nice and shiny. The neck is really comfortable, fairly flat like a D shape to me actually, really nice fret access not as good as my g-400 though still good. The inlays are lovely, the headstock looks really nice too.

One thing I noticed when I opened the cavity to see whats under the hod, I find alpha pots, to my surprise and a box style 3 way instead of the toggle which functions better and doesn't fail so easily mechanically.

Of course as you would, it needed a little bit of a setup out of the box, EAD strings needed intonation adjustment and there was a bit of buzzing so raised the bridge a little and loosened the truss rod a bit.

One problem was frets like 1-6 on the high e was like resting on the fretboard so bends scraped against the frets which is not good, I'm hoping a truss rod adjustment can fix this but i think its because the nut is too low on that side, anybody have this problem before let me know how to fix it properly please.

Another thing that surprised me is the stock tuners stayed in tune pretty well for stock tuners, I however did change them to the GFS locking ones I had lying around and they work wonders.

How does it sound with the stock pickups? I was expecting horrible like god awful, but however they sound just fine through my peavey XXX. Decent for metal, can get muddy if you don't eq it properly though, but its a decent tone until you decide to put something else in, I'm gonna put a set of power rails in one day.

Not as neck heavy as everyone says it is, really hard to play sitting also, but I also stand and play anyways so its not an issue for me. also its pretty quiet with alot of gain, better if it was shielded like the others in my family.

Overall it surpasses my expectations for a 100 dollar guitar. The Neck makes it look like 700 dollar guitar. The only real issue was the nut, but it seems like the truss adjust is slowly fixing it.

Also, I found out while writing this that there is two r's in surprise, its not suprise.
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#2
I was pleasantly surprised to see how awesome this guitar was.
HNGD!
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Congrats! It's amazing what a simple set-up can do to an inexpensive guitar through a decent tube amp.

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Wow, that looks nice, I want one.
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#5
Nice HNGD. I was really surprised at the Douglas WRL I got that was supposed to be a gift for someone else. After I got it I tried it out and was amazed at the quality playability and tone of the guitar. So much I kept it for myself. I always see people praising Agile but not many mentioned Douglas and I think they get neglected.


John
#6
John, Douglas is really dodgy QC wise-I've heard of frets literally coming up and poking someone, uneven FB's, and so on.
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#7
^Lol, over at the agile guitars forums, everyone praises them.
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#8
I wanna see pics of the AL-3000! I'm GASing for one in root beer.
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#9
I really wanna get one of those WRL's to mess around with.

For the price these guitars are great lab-rats.

HNGD!
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