NGD Arrived... Al-3001

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  1. BatUtilityBelt

    BatUtilityBelt Well-Known Member

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    As if I need another Agile, or Les Paul, or CSB, but I saw this listed for $249.99 in "Great" condition, and decided one of my Agiles could have stainless steel frets so I pulled the trigger, it's on its way. The one picture doesn't strike me as CSB, but that's what the listing said and maybe it's just a dark room. Here is the really low-rez listing photo:
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    NIce grab. Looks a lot like TSB to me as well, time will tell - looking forward tot he pics.
     
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    Thanks! TSB is my hope. As long as the guitar checks out ok on arrival, pics and clarification will definitely follow.
     
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    Nice, 3 of my 4 Agiles have SS frets. One from the factory (the Epic model) and the other two (an AL3100MCC and an AL3100 Silverburst) the previous owners decided to get 'em refretted, and they're awesome. You'll dig it!
     
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    So it arrived, a rockin' 9 lb 5 oz (hopefully never bouncing) baby! I've had a chance to make some tweaks and play it a bit. I'll start with the bad news... Having been in a place with lower humidity, it has some fret sprout, which I hope will settle out after being here a while. Second bad news is that it is a CSB, not tobacco.
    Front.jpg Now for all the good news... It is in fairly immaculate condition, even still has the protective plastic on the back covers. The SS frets make for very smooth bends as expected - me likey! The pickups sound absolutely amazing - great mix of bite, warmth, and clarity. It has the exact playability and tone I turn to my AL-3500 for, with just a touch better clarity than the 3500. I like the top on my 3500 a bit more and the fact it never had a pickguard, so I guess I'll just have to keep both of them. There is not a thing to change on the 3001 - another awesome Agile deal.
     
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    HNGD

    That ain’t a bad CSB.

    Hopefully she settles in to her new home!
     
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    Rondo CSB are usually better than average. That one is no clownburst.
    I have a 3001 in hsb. Fab guitar but funny enough I wasnt even using the the ss frets as I was using it for slide. SS frets still feel kinda odd to me. Unplugged I can hear the ping but even plugged in I can still kinda "feel" it. Nothing bad but certainly a different feel to me.
     
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    Great looking guitar, the second guitar I ever bought from Rondo was that exact model and finish. It was the last one of those ever in stock and IIRC, it was back in June 2015. Just out of curiosity, where did you get it from?
     
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    HNGD!

    BTW: I've never heard of fret sprout fixing itself. You may want to give a few love taps with a low-bounce hammer and hit it with some thin / wicking crazy glue.
     
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    HNGD! It´s beautiful! Enjoy it!
     
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    Got this one from GC Used site, it came from the Arvada, CO store.
     
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    It is a very mild case, and I recall my years in Colorado having seriously less humidity than Omaha.
     
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    Great looking axe... Typical GC horrible pics!
     
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