Sound — 10
I play all styles. Blues, Country, Pop/Rock to Heavy Metal. I play through a Peavey Classic 50 tube amp. I have never played a guitar that has such a full rich tone whether it be on the bridge pickup or the neck pickup. Every Les Paul I have played has sound quite muddy on the neck pup but this tone is amazing!
Overall Impression — 9
I have played guitar for 22 years and on stage for the past 11 years. I can't remember how many guitars I have owned in the past. My current list of guitars consist of ESP, Fender USA, Dean, Ibanez, and even a couple cheap guitars. 9 total. The one downside to buying the guitar was I was unable to play it before purchasing. I have never bought a guitar without at least trying it out. This one was strictly bought on consumer reviews. I could not be any happier with my purchase. It was either the HSBF 3100 or the Silverburst. Well the Silverburst won. You can guarantee that I will purchase the HSBF. My new Agile 3100 silverburst was put to the test against my friends Gibson Les Paul. I don't say this lightly, but it was easily comparable to the Les Paul. In fact the tone was slightly better on the Agile as to the Les Paul. For the money YOU CANNOT GO WRONG. I would purchase 5 of these for the same price of a mid line Gibson Les Paul.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Like any professional gigging musician, you never play a show without a backup guitar. I would feel very confident in playing this guitar in a show without a backup. Everything piece on the guitar says quality. Stays in tune without issue. Both volume and tone controls are extremely smooth. No crackling or static.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
When I received the guitar the action was a little low resulting in a slight buzz on the low E when played open. Intonation was a little out which was easily adjusted. I am quite particular about my guitars (condition etc.). This guitar looks better than the pic on the website. I haven't found anything wrong with it at all.
Features — 10
HAND CRAFTED in South Korea 2010 Les Paul style body 22 hand filed frets on an extremely smooth ebony fretboard. REAL Mother of Pearl block inlays. Headstock inlays (including "Agile") are also mother of pearl. One piece Mahogany body and neck Color: Silverburst (Absolutely beautiful)Triple bound body and headstock with single binding on neck Alnico V Humbuckers Grover tuners TUSQ nut 500k pots bi-directional truss rod adjustment Bought the LP HSC with it.