Actually I have been looking at Agiles since it was advised in another, but I've read bad things about them as wel on different forums, style : loose fretwork. It was a must to bring a new guitar to a good tech (quite hard to find in Belgium) to get it good. I do as much as I can myself setup-wise, but fretwork is something else. If that is already an issue straight from the factory, I'm getting sceptic. Maybe they changed over the years. Well, doesn't hurt to contact these guys about customising, I'll let you know what comes of it.
I've actually NEVER heard of an Agile needing fretwork. SX guitars (the other company Rondo Music deals with) yes, but they are 100 dollar cheapie guitars. I've never heard of such a problem with the 350-500 dollar Agiles like the AL-3000 or AL-3100. I personally have had 4 of them (and 2 AL-2000s) and not ONE has had so much as an uneven fret or a sharp fret end. I know I'm gonna get bashed for this next sentence but its the honest truth based on my guitar owning...that's not something I can say for Gibson (yes I've owned several). Furthermore I believe the custom orders are subjected to pretty rigorous testing and lookin-over (a lot more so than the regular models), so I cant imagine a problem like loose fretwork on one of them. You can check out the custom jobs that people have ordered over on Agile's forum. If you read reviews of them in various places, most of the reviews that are negative talk about stuff that, if the person contacted Kurt, would most likely either get them a nice sized discount (if they wanted to keep the guitar) or a replacement with all the shipping fees and everything else fully covered. People write stuff like "small chip in the clearcoat upon delivery" and then give the guitar a 1 on Harmony Central, so it's best to be cautious when readin' those. Overall I'm not gonna say stuff like Agile = custom shop Gibson, cuz that's not the case, but all I'm saying is if youre interested in that LTD you can get the same thing from Agile with pretty much the same quality (and actually as far as quilt/flame tops go the Agile ones always seem nicer than the LTD) for a lot less.
And as for what kotor said, I understand that many people have that view but simply put, an Agile put up against an average priced Gibson in my experience with several side by side comparisons is better in everything but the name. Cleaner wiring, better fretwork, nicer inlay materials, and of course the customer service. Plus Agile offers good quality ebony boards (not an option on many Gibsons I've seen), search the web and you'll find some great close up photos. I would certainly say that it's NOT a case of "you get just what you pay for", because when you look at the features and quality you certainly get a lot more than one should expect to get with a 400 dollar guitar.