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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-20-2007, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Review: Agile Interceptor Pro 7 string, pic heavy

For $600, you're getting a LOT of guitar with this monster. Here are the specs:

Mahogany body/flame maple top
Neckthrough 5 piece maple neck
Licensed Floyd
EMG 707 pickups
1 volume, 1 tone, 3 way toggle
25.5" scale
Ebony fretboard
24 extra jumbo frets
No inlays
flamed headstock
Grover tuners

So how does it play, sound, and feel? It honestly gets two huge thumbs up all around. The cosmetics are great and I can find no flaws or anything that stands out as a potential negative. The ONLY thing would have to be the licensed Floyd instead of a real one...BUT it feels better than the last Interceptor's and it seems pretty stable so far.

The Fretboard is verrrrrrrrrry smooth and great ebony. It has/had the same type of slightly glossy/shine to it that other new guitars have but it wears down with playing. The frets are very nice, well shaped, and feel very smooth.

You may notice that the cutaways are a bit sculpted and provide a little better access around the neck too.

The EMGs are pretty sweet, very crunchy and a great balance for the mahogany/maple combo.

Also, the other change from the prior version is the scale length. The Pro is back down to 25.5" and is VERY comfortable to play on. The neck profile seems a bit better than the original Interceptor too. It's still thick, but not uncomfortable.

This really isn't a "good guitar for the money guitar," it's just plain great. If you're looking for a cool seven string, definitely give this one a look.






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Here's how the neck profile compares to an Ibanez 1527 prestige profile at the first fret:
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post #3 of 44 (permalink) Old 05-21-2007, 02:30 AM
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Re: Review: Agile Interceptor Pro 7 string, pic heavy

Are you kidding me?? 600 bucks?! Holy crap that is a great deal!! Looks very nice. Bit of a fat neck, but my god what a nice looking axe for that price. Congrats!!!!!
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Looks great. As Gilk said, fat neck but wow, for that price I don't think I'd be complaining about anything. I might buy one some day rather than a 1527. Cheers for the review.
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That does look very nice - great pictures!
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Yea I am somewhat considering getting one for my backup, and selling my rg7620... but its a hard choice. If one comes up used for sale here tho I might pick it up someday.. they look amazing except the EMGs
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Nice job, save the EMG's and painted neck.
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i would have slapped sombody i they told me i could get a mahogany/maple bodied, reverse headstocked 7 string with no inlays and EMG 707s for that money!
sounds like a really good specification even before the price came up!
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You call that a review ??

This is a review

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61330
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You call that a review ??

This is a review

http://www.jemsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61330
Reminds me of that Simpsons scene...

"You call that a knife? THIS is a knife!!"

*pulls out spoon*

...

"Um, that's a spoon..."

"Crikey mate! I can see you've played knifey-spooney before!!"

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I'm not really into 7';s but that one looks great.
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Nice guitar i like overly contoured body's, whether it be guitars or women
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Re: Review: Agile Interceptor Pro 7 string, pic heavy

does anyone know if there's a website for Agile guitars, I can't find one.

This thread got me interested in them, I'd like to see a catalogue or something
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Re: Review: Agile Interceptor Pro 7 string, pic heavy

That looks like a GREAT piece at that price! I would suspect that the bridge would be an easy swap if you happen across a used FLoyd 7. Thanks for sharing the pics and the review.
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