AL-3500 Prestige review by Agile

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 10 Gem
  • Users' score: 8.1 (48 votes)
Agile: AL-3500 Prestige
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Price paid: $ 499

Purchased from: Rondo Music

Sound — 10
This is an exact replica of a Gibson Standard Les Paul, except better in terms of quality and price. It's a great guitar, I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a good guitar.

Overall Impression — 10
I think this is a really good guitar and Rondomusic. Net sells a really nice case with it too for an extra 60. This guitar is worth it, stock pickups are good.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Solid like a rock.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
Everything was set when it came, action was well adjusted, GHS Boomer strings. Everything was good.

Features — 10
- Solid 3/4"+ flame maple cap! - Improved Alnico V pickups with fiber bobbin and American made single conductor braided 18 gauge wire for great sound. - High voltage pots with brass shafts for reduced noise. - Improve bridge (Gotoh GE103B-T) and tail (Gotoh GE101AM-T). Both in nickel. - Improved (Japanese made) pickup selector Switch. - 3/4"+ (20mm) two piece maple cap. The flame pattern runs the entire thickness of cap. - Solid 2 piece mahogany body. - Triple bound body, and headstock. Single binding on neck. - Nickel hardware, including Nickel die-cast Grover tuners with 18-1 turning ratio for ultra fine tuning (Model 102-18N). - Two volume and two tone controls, plus a three way pickup selector Switch. - One piece Mahogany set neck with 13.7" (350mm) radius neck for fast play and adjustable truss rod. - Ebony fret board with 22 Jumbo (2.7mm) frets and real Abalone Trapezoidal inlays. - GHS strings installed at the factory and a professionally cut bone nut. - A pre-cut graphite nut is also included in the bag with the trus rod adjuster for those who prefer graphite. - Individually hand filed frets for professional feel and playability. - Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8"; at the 21st fret: 2 3/16". - Neck taper/thickness at the 1st fret: 21.5 mm; at the 12th fret: 23.5 mm. - Overall length: 40"; Scale length: 24 3/4". - Body thickness: 2" at edge; width at the widest point: 13". - Actual Weight is only 10 lbs.

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