#1
I'm looking for a guitar to replace my starter Ibanez. I've had it for more than 2 years now and it's time for an upgrade.

$450 AL-3125 - Chambered
http://www.rondomusic.com/al3125hsbf.html

The lightweight body is a MUST for me. I once owned (for about a week) a lower end Agile that was 11 POUNDS! Anyway, here's a quick outline of the features straight from the site:

Alnico type v pickups
Individually hand filed frets and ebony fretboard
Ebony Fretboard with Mother of Pearl Inlays
Solid mahogany arch top body
Full body, neck and headstock binding
Die-cast Grover tuners with 18-1 ratio for ultra fine tuning
Jumbo 2.7mm frets
22 fret mahogany set neck
Two volume and two tone controls, plus a three way pickup selector switch
Actual Weight is only 8 lbs

OR

$500 Fender Blacktop Strat
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/fender-blacktop-stratocaster-hh-with-maple-fretboard-electric-guitar

Good ol' Strat shape.

Body material: alder
Neck: maple
Neck finish: gloss urethane
Fretboard: maple
Position inlays: black dots
String nut: synthetic bone
Bridge pickup: Hot Vintage alnico humbucking pickup with nickel cover
Neck pickup: Hot Vintage alnico humbucking pickup with nickel cover
Tuning keys: standard cast/sealed tuning machines
Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
Quote by IMTHAMAN01013
I named my guitar after my GF once... It was tempremental, the neck was too fat, and I couldn't turn down the volume, just like her...
#2
I'm guessing people are going to go with the Agile guitar. They represent excellent value for money because you're not paying through the nose for a shiny brand logo :P
#3
impossible to tell without knowing your style or current gear. but probably the agile i'd say
my stuff:
schecter c-1+
ibanez rg3exfm1
schecter avenger 7-string with emgs
esp/ltd mh-50
peavey 6505+ 112 combo
tc electronic polytune
way huge green rhino
mxr micro flange
mxr smart gate
dunlop crybaby
Last edited by Goodtimes666 at Sep 10, 2011,
#4
Quote by Goodtimes666
impossible to tell without knowing your style or current gear


Style: Everything and anything

Amp: I'll be playing out of a Peavey Vypyr 30
Quote by IMTHAMAN01013
I named my guitar after my GF once... It was tempremental, the neck was too fat, and I couldn't turn down the volume, just like her...
#5
Both will work well for you, just depends on your prefrence of shape/neck
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Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#6
I would go with the blacktop, but never tried out an agile. I believe the Blacktop would have brigter top, since its a strat, and the agile would be bassier.
#7
Tried out one of the Fender HHs and hated it. Just on that I'd get the Agile.
#8
Tried out one of the Agile LPs and hated it. Just on that I'd get the Fender.
Actually, I go by Dave, but there are already too many Daves on this forum.


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Fender Excelsior 13w
Acoustic B300HD (with matching 1x12 cab)
BOSS BD-2W
NYC Big Muff Pi
#10
I own a strat and can't stand Agiles for some reason. Vote for strat.

I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#11
the strat being a great guitar and me being a fan of single coild...i have to vote the Agile!

although later down the road u will want to change the pups of the strat, the agile pups arent that bad at all. those dont necessarily need replacement. so whatever you choose, either is still an excellent choice my good man happy hunting



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#12
it's now time for me to post a sensible reply:

Quote by Robbgnarly
Both will work well for you, just depends on your prefrence of shape/neck

+1 to this. it really depends on whether you want a les paul shaped guitar or a strat. different construction, different scale length, weight distribution, tonewoods, hardware etc.. which would you rather have?
I like analogue Solid State amps that make no effort to be "tube-like", and I'm proud of it...

...A little too proud, to be honest.
#13
I'd buy an Edwards before I bought that Agile, but they are more expensive.If you can uup your budget get an Edwards LP92.