Price paid: $ 649
Purchased from: Rondomusic
Sound — 9
The sounds from this beast is amazing. Rich mids, tight bass, and nice and clear highs. The pickups are active, so obviously there's not really much noise coming from it. I mainly use it with a Bugera 333XL through a closed back cab with 2 v30's. The tones it gives are really good. The mids are very strong, and they're followed by a nice bass response that really gives them that lift. The highs do what they're supposed to do, they don't really amaze me by themselves, but hey, it's a 7 string we're dealing with here.
Overall Impression — 9
I play various styles, but I mainly use this guitar for the heavier stuff. It fits my style perfectly, and gives me the sound I want when chugging out palm mutes and soloing. My amp is listed above, and my other guitar is a Japanese Fender Strat. If it was stolen, I'd go get a new one right away. I can't single out anything specific that makes me love it, it just does that as a whole. My peeve is the licensed Floyd. I did compare it to several other 7 strings, from very different price ranges, and this one can easily compete with other ones Thrice its price. I chose it partly for the looks, and partly for the price. I could have gone with a much more expensive one like the APEX1. But the sound difference was so small, and the price difference so big. Besides, I love flamed maple tops. I just wish it had that damn original Floyd.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar is a tank, I can't imagine anything on it breaking as long as I don't break it on purpose. And believe me, I torture my guitars quite a bit, it's already been dropped several times due to my laziness (not using strap locks as I should) and it hasn't suffered one bit in any of it's functions. But the Floyd, I mentioned the nut locker holes wasn't the perfectly same size, so it's already broken three Allen keys. I don't know how long the screws themselves will last like this. But except for the Floyd which I am going to change for an original, it's a tank. I'd gig without a backup any day with it.
Action, Fit & Finish — 7
The action was OK from factory. It was well set up, with no string buzz or anything like that, but it could probably be improved with a tech setup. The pickups a placed the way they should be, but some people might want to change the height a bit. Or remove the covers. I noticed that the lacquer finish didn't reach into the Floyd routing. But that's OK. I don't have too much experience with Floyds, so it might be like that on most guitars. There was no faults at all in the factory setup. But the fact that it's a licensed Floyd is noticeable, as the holes in the nut lockers aren't as perfect as they should be. But a simple change to an original Floyd will fix this. No routing needed.
Features — 8
This is an Agile 7 string guitar, made in Korea. It's from one of the first batches. It has 24 frets and uses a licensed Floyd Rose. It's neck through, has a mahogany body with a flamed maple top, and a 5 piece maple neck. The body is an arch top. Mine is the black flame model. It uses EMG 707's with a three-way switch and Grover tuners. The fretboard is ebony without any fret markers, except for the ones on the side of the neck of course. It has one master volume and one master tone control. Overall, it has really nice features, everything I would expect on a high end guitar. Everything is nicely arranged on the guitar, and easy to control. Would get a 10 if the Floyd was original and it had built in strap locks.