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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String *WITH PIX NOW*

Well, I ordered an Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String - and it should be arriving in a few days. It looks very similar to my Ibanez ARZ307.

As soon as it arrives I'll give it the photo treatment. Because it is fretless, it already has an appointment to get custom inlay work done the entire length of the fret board. So I'll get some before photos, and once it's back I'll update with the completed inlay photos.

HEre is the info from the product page :


Black hardware, including die-cast Grover tuners with 18-1 turning ratio for ultra fine tuning (Model 102-18N)
Triple bound body, and headstock. Single binding on neck.
13.7" (350mm) radius neck for "fast" play
Solid Mahogany arch top body
One piece Mahogany set neck with 13.7" (350mm) radius neck for fast play and adjustable truss rod
Ebony fretboard
Two Type V Alnico humbucker pickups for warm, traditional sound>
Two volume & two tone controls and a 3-way pickup selector switch help you find your sound
Stop-Bar tailpiece transfers string vibration to the body of the guitar and produces superior sustain
Cream colored binding
Width of the neck at the nut: 1 25/32"; end near the bridge: 2 3/16"
Neck Taper is 21.5 mm at the nut and 23.5mm where the 12th fret would be
Overall length, including the strap button: 41"; Scale length: 24.7"
Updated model now fits in standard size case
Width at the widest point: 13"
Body thickness 2" at edge
Actual Weight is only 10 1/2 lbs




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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-16-2011, 10:38 PM
 
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

i found this odd when i saw it haha all black fretless 12 string les paul. very odd indeed
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

Here she is... with my Ibanez ARZ307

THey are like twins!!







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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

that is one gorgeous/weird guitar
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

Thanks!

I've played 12 strings before and love the sound. But this fretless is amazing.....

I mean playing any chord and just being able to slide your fingers around... the sound is so great.....

it is also tricky though of course without the frets. easy to get off-key...

Still. this is gonna be great for recording.
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-18-2011, 06:54 PM
 
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

I look at Rondo's twice a week at least and when I saw that 12string fretless, my first comment was "cool guitar, what an original instrument, but what to do with it?"

Anyway, congrats mate but .....

Let us hear some stuff !!
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-19-2011, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

Ya I was is the mood for a new guitar, and I was showing a friend some Les Pauls on Craigslist etc, and he said if you want a decent LP clone at a decent price check the Rondo site. I had never even heard of it, but I'm glad I looked. Lots of good stuff there.

So anyways.

I always wanted a guitar that was fretted up to the 12th - and then fretless after that. I've only ever seen 2. one was a guys home made guitar, and the other is the NOT guitar for Scott Ian of Anthrax.

So. When I saw fretless.... AND 12 string... well that's gonna give me some sounds I've never heard...

I took it to a custom guitar shop and he's gonna inlay the entire fretboard for me... will cost about $250....

It's definitely heavy. My Ibanez SZ720/520 were the heaviest guitars I had, each at just under 8 pounds, but this one is easily 10 pounds. Heaviest guitar I've ever tried.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2011, 03:40 AM
 
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

I saw Dave Fiuczynski on Tuesday with Jack DeJohnette Group and I NEED A FRETLESS BADLY!!!

Love this agile! It pairs great with the Ibby!!!

Congrats!!!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-20-2011, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

Wow.

After playing this for a few days I have realized something....

Playing a normal guitar WITH frets, is the equivalent of a bike with training wheels. The frets guide you, and you are restricted by them.

With no frets, it's like.... a whole other world of notes available to you..... Nothing to hold you and you can move any way you want.....

And - because of this - i sound f'n horrible!!! hahahah..... fun though. practice practice!!!
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

that would be cool fretted up to the 12th fret though
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

In the middle of getting inlay work done....

BTW My bands name is DROPPED H




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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

INLAYS FINISHED!!!





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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-27-2011, 01:01 PM
 
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

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INLAYS FINISHED!!!
Man, that is some nice work. Did you do that yourself, or have it done? I'm going to guess that having it done would cost more than the whole rest of the guitar?
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-27-2011, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Agile AL-3100 Black Fretless 12 String

I found a custom guitar shop around where I live. Guy was super and man he did exactly what I wanted. I mean - it's not intricate, but that's a lot of inlay

I had the 12 string done, and if you look up in this post farther you can see the Ibanez 7 string also with the word DROP on the neck.

I had both of the guitars done at the same time, and the entire cost was $300. $200 was for the MOP inlays themselves. It's real, and man it's gorgeous.

So - I was actually very happy with the price. I'm picking up another fretless very soon and I'll be getting similar work done again.

HE can make ANYTHING happen with regards to inlays. Check out his site if you have a chance

http://www.basoneguitars.com/ (vancouver BC, Canada)
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