Purchased from: Rondo Music
Sound — 8
It has the P-90 pickups which I find aren't the best P-90s but it does have the bright P-90 tone. It can do pretty good with overdrive and distortion although it's not suited to real heavy sounds. It can do hard rock ok and is great for bright sounding rock like Ron Wood with a fuzz pedal. The P-90s are great for the blues and do pretty good in this area. it's also decent for 50s and 60s style rock like Chuck Berry but overall I find the P-90s rather limited in their use which is no knock on the guitar rather it's not suited for me to be using as my main guitar. I recently bought an Epiphone G-400 and put in Gibson 490/498 pcikups for the hard rock sound I'm into.
Overall Impression — 9
Great guitar for the money, I can guarantee you will be surprised with the quality of this instrument if you are considering none. If you are considering an Epiphone this one will be better for the money, although I do like Epiphones. The thing is with the Agiles available it doesn't make sense to me to get an Epiphone Les Paul for the money. As for the Agile SG style guitar, I think it looks hokey with the wierd shaped body and the G-400 is the way to go.
Reliability & Durability — 8
The finish is tough, the hardware is solid metal, everything feels tough, at least as good or better than any of the Chinese made guitars I've seen. I took off the pickguard because I wanted it to look like Kissofs Gold top from the band Free and ended up chipping the paint where the screw hole is. And I poking around in the back checking out the electronics and it's a pretty sloppy affair in there but if it works Who cares.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The guitar came in mint condition and needed to be played with a little although that was limited to putting on some Super Slinkys and minor tweaks, the intonation was fine and no truss rod adjustment has been needed. Tuners work fine, they are Grovers, and the paint was flawless when I got it.
Features — 9
I have an Agile 2000 Gold Top with P-90s. I got it in July 2006. It has the set neck, with mahogany body and neck. It is Korean made with full body and neck binding and is a pretty high quality instrument for the money. I am very impressed with it so far.