Sound — 10
This is definitely the best sounding guitar I've ever owned. I'm playing it through a Marshall Haze 15 head and matching 1x12 cab with an old Peavey 1x10 cab from a VS20. Also using a Vox Wah, Joyo compressor and Joyo 6-band EQ. The neck thru design adds brightness and crispness to the normally darker tone of the mahogany and makes for a very articulate and well defined tone. The pickups are definitely Vintage voiced and need a bit of extra Drive to pull metal tones but they will do it with the right encouragement. But they definitely Shine at classic rock and blues. They're a little HOT and tend to break up pretty easy when played clean and picked hard, but with a lighter touch or rolling back a bit on the volume and tone takes the bite out and leaves a nice smooth tone. I've played alot of Gibson LP's, but never owned one, over the years and this really does compare favorably to them.
Overall Impression — 10
I play metal, rock, blues, jazz and whatever else I feel like playing. Been playing for 14 years. At this low price and high quality it's the perfect gigging guitar. This is a solid rock guitar. Any '70's or '90's classic rock/alternative as well as blues and a bit of metal is a perfect fit for the overall stock character of this guitar, but a quick pickup change and this will be a real chameleon. Really I just love this guitar. I've been playing is constantly and cannot seem to put it down. It's probably the nicest looking, sounding and playing instrument I've ever owned. I've already ordered another Agile AL-2000 w/Floyd Rose to put some super HOT pickups in for a more modern sound because I just love the stock pickups in the 3200 too much. I would personally hunt down and kill anyone who took this guitar. Failing that I would replace it with another Agile Neck-Thru 3200.
Reliability & Durability — 9
Definitely a gig-worthy guitar. It's very solid and has already taken a couple good bumps and bangs with no visible damage. The workmanship is very high on this guitar so I have no doubt it will be something I'll be playing for many, many years. No loose, crooked or poorly installed components.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
Very quiet and quality electrics. Cloth covered wire and clean soldering with good routing. I love the white finish on this guitar. The white goes transparent on the back of the body and neck so the neck-thru is visible. Very cool. It's almost perfect except for one very, tiny (2mm) blemish under the pickguard, right next to the screw hole by the neck. It's not visible when the pickguard is on and I don't plan on removing it. The neck is incredibly smooth and fast. The action was nice and low and the ebony fretboard feels amazing. The fretwork is great overall. There was a bit of string buzz when I got it, but a bit of set up and that was cured. The neck relief really does give great access to the upper frets and the tummy cut makes it very comfortable to play while standing.
Features — 10
This was my first purchase from Rondo Music and now that I've played it for a few months I'm quite impressed. Rondo's Agile line is based around affordable, Les Paul-styled guitars built in Korea wit high quality components. The AL-3200 Neck-Thru line is pretty different from the rest of their guitars. I got the white version with chrome hardware. It comes with all the same hardware and electronics as the 3000 line plus a graphtec graphite nut and saddles. It also features a 5 piece walnut/maple neck thru design and mahogany body, ebony fretboard, real mother of pearl inlays, grover tuners, contoured neck joint for great upper fret access and a tummy cut on the back. Triple bound headstock and single binding on the body. I never was quite clear as to whether this particular model had a maple cap or anything, though I doubt it. For whatever reason the white version was priced at $399 and the black and other colors are all $599. Personally I love thew white finish. Overall it's an incredible instrument for the price.