#1
Hi all, I've found this absolutely gorgeous guitar on ebay, but I don't know to much about it. It's a douglas wno 630 hollowbody guitar, see it here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Douglas-WNO-630-BR-Hollow-Body-Electric-Guitar-/390342590166?pt=Guitar&hash=item5ae23b3ed6#ht_3731wt_905

Anyways my question is has anyone had any experience with these? They look amazing, seem to have good hardware (i.e. grovers) and are at a good price, but now my question is do they sound good? I've found a few demos on youtube, but they're more doing slow jazz, and I was wondering if you could get a more bluesy clapton sound ? My epiphone sg has been sitting collecting dust since I bought my strat, should I just sell my sg and buy this? Please help, I don't know much about these guitars but they are gorgeous! Do you think this would be worth selling the sg for? Thanks in advance guys, sorry for so many questions.
#3
Quote by Wisthekiller
It's made by the same company that makes Agiles, and I know some people here have Douglas's (Douglai?).

http://www.rondomusic.com/electricguitar-ss9.html They have it in natural too though.

Oh ok, I kind of thought they were made by agile because the ebay store sold nothing but douglas and agile, also why are these guitars so cheap? They seem to be real quality guitars.
#4
Douglas is the mid-lower brand of the Infamous Agile Guitars brand. You can find their website here . And the guitar you found, is right here . Unless you live outside the U.S, I suggest just buying from the website. All the details can be found there.
Last edited by LostKeys at Sep 3, 2011,
#5
Quote by LostKeys
Douglas is the mid-lower brand of the Infamous Agile Guitars brand. You can find there website here . And the guitar you found, is right here . Unless you live outside the U.S, I suggest just buying from the website. All the details can be found there.

Mid-lower? So these guitars aren't as good quality as I thought they were?
#6
Mmh, the quality is very consistent. Once in a while there will be a lemon, but not very often. I have an Agile Ghost, and it blows my gibby Explorer out of the water, honestly. I'd say go for it, if you don't wanna fork out 300 more for a Casino.
#7
Quote by LostKeys
Mmh, the quality is very consistent. Once in a while there will be a lemon, but not very often. I have an Agile Ghost, and it blows my gibby Explorer out of the water, honestly. I'd say go for it, if you don't wanna fork out 300 more for a Casino.

An agile blowing away a gibson? I've heard many things about how this out plays a les paul but wasn't sure about it, I just wish I could find someone doing blues on one of these, I'm hoping it can sound similar to clapton's style.
#9
Quote by JakePlaysGuitar
Mid-lower? So these guitars aren't as good quality as I thought they were?


the Douglas guitars are of a cheaper build than the Agiles. not saying they are bad but don't expect miracles either. a friend of mine got a neck through model with a floyd for like $130. he had issues with the floyd after a few months andthe electronics also ended up being replaced as well. for lower end guitars they are certainly better than most but in the end they are still low end guitars. the higher end Agiles are pretty decent though.
#10
Quote by monwobobbo
the Douglas guitars are of a cheaper build than the Agiles. not saying they are bad but don't expect miracles either. a friend of mine got a neck through model with a floyd for like $130. he had issues with the floyd after a few months andthe electronics also ended up being replaced as well. for lower end guitars they are certainly better than most but in the end they are still low end guitars. the higher end Agiles are pretty decent though.

Would the quality of this one be similar to that of an epiphone?
#11
Quote by JakePlaysGuitar
Would the quality of this one be similar to that of an epiphone?


that would depend on the epi you are talking about. i'd probably be more inclined to get one of the Ibanez artcore models myself. i don't have any experince with douglas hollowbody guitars. i do know that cheap and hollowbody don't make a good mixture. there is a reason why the good ones are so expensive.
#12
Quote by monwobobbo
that would depend on the epi you are talking about. i'd probably be more inclined to get one of the Ibanez artcore models myself. i don't have any experince with douglas hollowbody guitars. i do know that cheap and hollowbody don't make a good mixture. there is a reason why the good ones are so expensive.

Haha I was actually looking at artcore before I read this, I'd love to have a nice hollowbody that can produce heavy blues sounds like eric clapton, but can not afford a gibson es-3.
#13
Quote by JakePlaysGuitar
Haha I was actually looking at artcore before I read this, I'd love to have a nice hollowbody that can produce heavy blues sounds like eric clapton, but can not afford a gibson es-3.


if you want the old clapton blues sound then a Les Paul or a n ES-335 is where you should be looking.
#14
Quote by monwobobbo
if you want the old clapton blues sound then a Les Paul or a n ES-335 is where you should be looking.

I know, but like I said that's out of my range, would an ibanez af75 work?
#15
Quote by JakePlaysGuitar
I know, but like I said that's out of my range, would an ibanez af75 work?


i don't know. the old clapton blues sound is a LP thru a marshall jtm-45. he used the 335 for some cream tunes as well as an SG. you want that kind of sound the amp is pretty key.
#16
You may wanna look at the Epiphone Dot. 335 copies that are actually very nice for what you are paying. if you are willing to go used, you could find one in great condition for maybe $100 more than the Douglas. would prolly be much closer to the Clapton tone you want too
#17
Douglas are cheap chinese guitars. The Agile quality shouldn't be associated with Douglas in any way because they fall short.

If you want a cheap semi-hollow, look around for one locally. I played a Washburn semi-hollow the other day, and even though it was dirt cheap and made in China, I was thoroughly impressed.

Oh yeah, I've owned a Douglas guitar, the SR370.
#18
I've been looking at dots, buy have also considered getting an ibanez af75 and upgrading the pickups and tuners.