NGD Agile St 1000 Fat

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  1. uglyvw

    uglyvw Well-Known Member

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    Definitely not needing any more guitars and I freely admit to being more of PRS fan and don't play strats much these days, but this thing was sitting for sale locally for a ridiculous price. It sat for a while and I figured someone would grab it, but nope, so I had to snatch it. I figure it's around 2006ish if I recall correctly, but looks like it was never played.

    My first impressions are that this is a very well built guitar. Fit and finish are top shelf, neck is silky smooth with typical excellent fretwork. Wilky ez lok tuners are very solid, and I really like the 2 point bridge. The nut is graphite and is cut well, but I might tweak it ever so slightly. The pickups look to be the older variety alnico 5 nickel humbuckers with I really like. I'm not sure if I'll leave them in this guitar or change it out to a traditional strat setup. In all honesty, I would probably take this over most mim strats that I've played. I'm not sure if I want the black and tort combo, so if anyone has any great ideas for a different pickguard combo on a black strat, I'm curious.

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    That’s cool! I’ve never seen an Agile Strat type of guitar in person. Is that a stock bridge? Looks pretty solid.

    As far as a pickgaurd color, all of my black Strats just have either black or white guards. Boring I know, but classic!
     
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    Probably just brain fade but I thought the Agile Strats came with Duncan pups?
     
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    Nice, I had a white ST100 back in the day and it was definitely a nice guitar, easily a match for Fender MIM quality (and I think I paid about $170 for it). Enjoy it!
     
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  5. uglyvw

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    It is the stock bridge. It is a Wilkinson trem unit with a full thick steel block, actually a very nice trem unit. The same bridge is used on some Framus guitars and I believe was made when Wilky and Gotoh were being made together.
     
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    uglyvw Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure, the original add doesn't say they are Duncans, but I haven't pulled the pickguard yet.
     
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    For a very short time, they had a higher level version (st-1500?) Which may have had Duncan's.

    My st-802 has a very un-strat like thick neck. I threw in a loaded American standard pickguard, and it fit with no issues.
     
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    I'm not a strat guy at all, but I would have bought that in a heartbeat! Possibly one of the best looking strats I've ever seen!

    I like the tort guard, but if I were to change it, I would go with a pearl white or some kind of grey...
     
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    This one doesn't have a thick neck, but it is different than my vintage fender neck, not so much the profile, but it has a flatter fretboard radius and more like medium jumbo frets. It is a very fast neck though and very well built.
     
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    helsinkirocks Well-Known Member

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    I totally used to have the SX version.
    The only differences I can immediately see is that the SX had 1 vol 1 tone, and a mini toggle 3 way switch.
    Don't really have any other pictures, but not long after i modded the crap out of it.
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    I stand corrected.
    The 1500's had better woods, but the import Alnico 5 pickups, found on most st-1000's.
    https://www.rondomusic.com/product423.html

    And there was at least one batch of st-1000's with Duncans:
    https://www.rondomusic.com/st1000whiteduncanstk.html
     
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    Looking back at these old listing makes me really miss the old Rondo.
     
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    uglyvw Well-Known Member

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    It does me too, and I really like your old flashback pic.
     
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    That´s how I like strats: Humbuckered!

    I´ve always liked those ST FAT!

    HNGD!
     
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    That is very cool.. i'm trying to kinda build 1 but got the squier tele really white with matching headstock with 2 humbuckers, new harness/pups.. I installed the harness and the humbuckers in there are honky as heck.. may not change em..not sure what these are worth but lmk if you ever want to sell

    went back and looked at the pics.. i see several big things wrong.. may as well sell just kiddin
     
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    I do really dig the guitar, I've just never had any fenderish guitar with buckers and it's a little getting used to. As much as I hate to, I guess I'm going to have to play it some more, haha.
     
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    A HH strat has been my recent GAS. This looks pretty sweet. I debated on dropping a HH pickguard in my MIA strat, but would rather leave it all original. I've been browsing blacktop HH strats on Reverb and eBay.

    If you decide to part with this hit me up.
     
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    I bought one of those back in the day. Still in my stable. Loved the ST guitars, even had a custom made. I think that will grow on you if you like Strat's.
     
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