Complete Agile Custom Works Line

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  1. golem

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    @nomadh. We were both around when semi-custom options were available for a very moderate prices every few months. There's so much out between $700-1400 either new or used that I can't imagine the type of buyer that goes for this.
     
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  2. nomadh

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    That seems exactly the target pricing. Did you get what you ordered or was it the special random features grab bag they like to do?
     
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    Several years back (before the AL3200), I needed a guitar that would be a backup for a $4K Gibson Axcess Custom.
    At the time, I would have ordered a Carvin, and with all the same options, it would have been around $2K.
    I decided to give the Rondo Custom Shop a go, and the final guitar, with options and case, shipped, was $1160. For that I got neck-through with a wide/thin neck (no longer available), 16" radius fretboard 1 3/4" nut width, ebony, Abalone inlays, bound on headstock and body, full thickness tight flame maple cap, one-piece mahogany back (they laid the neckthrough into a channel in the body) an OFR. If I'd been able to get the Axcess Custom with a similar top, I would have paid $5760 (quote from Wildwood). The Carvin wouldn't have been neck-through, wouldn't have had binding, etc.

    The same guitar today from Rondo would be pretty close to the same price.
     
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  4. golem

    golem Well-Known Member

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    If they're still roughly the same price that's a good use case.
     
  5. kungphugrip

    kungphugrip Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    if all the customs have full flame/quilt or burl or whatever
    and no veneers then im fine with the price as long as Agile tighten up there custom QC, my semi-custom was a complete
    FAIL. if paint bleed is the only issue that Bstock Custom works
    is a steal.
     
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    Love that guitar though.
     
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    nothing about neck being stable so i assume it's in several pieces.
     
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    This is actually the same B-Stock that wen t up for sale over a year ago. My guess is that it was sold then returned then forgotten, or some other story...
     
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    And if you order now it won’t ship until November! Gotta luv Kurts ad copy!
     
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    It is not proven, but sometimes I think that there might be more than one made as a backup. Then the backup may be sold later.
     
  12. mighty_duck

    mighty_duck Well-Known Member

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    Not this time, at least. About a year and half ago, Kurt experimented with these "Custom Works" guitars - AL's from the "custom shop" which he pre-ordered in <shock> CSB, then priced at $1000.
    This one was a b-stock. Thankfully, he started putting pictures of the B-stock defects, and as you can see earlier in the thread, it's the same guitar that was up for sale in Dec 2018.
     

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