Agile vs. Ibanez?

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  1. Jakebrah

    Jakebrah New Member

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    So I've been in the market for a "super-strat" style guitar the past few weeks and I've finally decided that Schecters and LTD's are just not for me.

    I've since gotten my decision down between Agile and Ibanez...with two Ibanez models that really peak my interest and a really nice looking interceptor on Rondo. My question is what do you think is going to yield the better build quality and playability? I believe the Agile is made in Korea while the Ibanez is made in Indonesia.

    Here are the guitars that I'm deciding between.
    http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_eg_page13.php?data_id=97&color=CL01&year=2013&cat_id=1&series_id=148

    http://www.ibanez.co.jp/products/u_eg_page13.php?data_id=57&color=CL02&year=2013&cat_id=1&series_id=147

    http://www.rondomusic.com/septorcustom625flatbk.html
     
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    Moogster66 Well-Known Member

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    I can't really talk about the Septor, I've never owned one. Agile quaity is normally really good. But...

    For the kind of guitar you are looking for you cannot go wrong with an RG. I have one and it is awesome. The necks are fantastic, and very fast. They are built very well, even the cheaper ones.

    I would be looking at an Ibby if I were you. Just my opinion.
     
  3. Overt1

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    if you don't mind floyds (The Ibanez Edge and Lo-pro Edge are arguably the best in the market), check out the Ibanez RG5xx models in the used market. They are way better than the Agiles and Ibanezes you are considering, and they are 450-550 depending on the condition. Made in Japan too.
     

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    LargeIcedCoffee Well-Known Member

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    Also check out godin the godin freeways.
     
  5. Jakebrah

    Jakebrah New Member

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    I'm trying to avoid trems man we tend to not get along very well.
     
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    tonebender Well-Known Member

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    Can't speak to either guitar but I do prefer ebony fretboards over rosewood. I also like the looks of the Agile better. Just my 2 cents.
     
  7. Jakebrah

    Jakebrah New Member

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    It certainly is a hard choice they are all 3 super classy and nice looking guitars in my opinion!
     
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    You can always block the trem. Still, I avoid them myself so I know how you feel.

    IMO that particular Agile is kind of ugly. The Ibanezes look better. I'm sure either would be a fine playing, fine sounding guitar.
     
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    you could always block it to make the trem a really comfy hard tail
     
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    LargeIcedCoffee Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, was not the freeway i was thinking of. it was the redline.

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    See you have a particular style of guitar in mind and all 3 seem to fit that niche well. I'll be biased and say the Ibanez RGA only because August Burns Red plays them and I like them quite a bit. I'll be further biased and say if your going to get an Ibanez you should get one of these:
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    These are like the grand daddy's of modern Ibanez guitars and for the price of a new RGA you could probably score 2 of these off EBay or an area pawn shop. In the interest of full disclosure I own two plus a bass so this post is extremely biased!
     
  12. slaveunit

    slaveunit Well-Known Member

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    I'd say try this one...
    http://www.aguitarforum.com/showthread.php?tid=26878
    :)
     
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    If you're not getting a trem there's no real reason to buy the new Ibanez over the new Agile. Most of the RGs don't come with actives either.
     
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    That Agile actually looks pretty sexy if you want a nice hard rocking guitar!
     
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    Id go Agile. If only for the badassness of the reverse headstock.
     
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    tvvoodoo Well-Known Member AGF Registered Dealer

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    Have you checked out the washburn xm pro at all. Disclaimer - I like washburns. :grin:
     
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    $600 for an Agile bolt-on?!?!? Ummm......fark that.
     
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    well I vote Ibanez I have 5 of them all are great. still only one agile
     
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    Ibanez guitars have very thin necks. I used to love that although now I actually like thicker necks. Worth knowing if you haven't tried one. I'd go for a used Ibby.
     
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    I have a whole bunch of Ibanez models, but all of mine were made in Japan. The JS 1000 is a great guitar and quite versitile. I've seen the lower priced ones go for 600 and up, used on the bay. I can't speak to the Indonesian made models but love my JS models, Jems, and especially my J Custom RG 3. I got a great deal on it used on the bay from a guy in Seoul Korea. It's the only guitar on the bay I've bought from overseas. I was not disappointed as it is my number one player out of 2 dozen.
    (16 of my 24 are Ibanez) I wish I could give you more input on the Agiles as I'm waiting for my first one to arrive this Fri. An AL 3200 ,which I'm hoping I'll like very much. I joined here first for some info on the Agile models, and based on everyones comments, pulled the trigger on my first one this last weekend. Good luck, which ever way you go and pics of course, especially if it's an Agile.
    Cheers
     

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