Impressive Lineup Of Al-3200mcc's At Rondo

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  1. MichaelR

    MichaelR Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The charcoal really looks nice!!!
     
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    The impressive lineup of left-handed AL-3200MCCs begins and ends with a Tobacco Wide. It's a stable lineup too, hasn't changed in a couple of months...:)
     
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    3200s 008.JPG 3200-1.jpg 3200s 007.JPG
    I have a 2017 Rootbeer Flame 3200 and with MOAR light it looks/gets more Orange
     
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    the swoosh seems to have evolved over the years as it isn't as pronounced on my 2014 ...3200

    Blue 3200.jpg
     
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    Crap! Where do you live... Inuvik?
     
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    Man I really dig the black plastics and gold hw on that tigger!
    I’m thinking of done my that to my 2015 AL-3100MC.
     
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    I just ordered the last so-called "Tiger Eye" finish AL-3200. As mentioned above the black plastics and gold hardware really made an impression on me. So, I'll have to see what that finish really looks like when it gets here because we know how inaccurate rondo's photos are. One thing for sure though is that I am more than prepared to send it right back if the finish looks really funky. As it stands, from the photo, I would not necessarily call that a tiger eye finish, but I think it still looks nice.
    This is my first Rondo purchase in quite some time so I hope that I'm happy with it, because the gold top 3200 then I got a couple years back was a real train wreck. On that batch, it appeared that they did not drill the holes for the bridge studs the correct distance apart, then just jammed the bridge on the studs so hard that you couldn't even turn the adjustment screws. Not good. I really hope they've corrected that.

    Looking forward to doing a thorough review when it arrives.

    I would have loved to have gotten an ocean burst, or one of the green ones, but I think that the green and the blue on the back looks like ass. I wish that they would finish the sides and back natural on those. That was the only thing keeping me from getting one of those two.

    PS: The Al-3200 is my favorite Agile model, as I already have three. I've got to be absolutely nuts to be getting another one...........but......oh well.
     
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    I understand, but that's what I thought too.
     
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    Good choice!
    Probably my favorite out of the bunch, and no surprise it sold out so quickly.
    Hope you get a good one.
     
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    The pickups might be G & Bs instead of the no-names in the older AL-3xxx guitars. My new style 3200 (not an MCC) had those and all linear pots but specs might have changed for the MCCs...
     
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    Like @LessPawl, I have one of the initial lefty new and thinner style AL-3200s which besides different pickups (G&B brand) also did not have the maple cap that the 3200MCCs have. I also have one of the Vietnamese AL-3100MCCs with a three piece laminated neck and full 2" body which was a one run deal so I can't speak to the specs on the latest AL-3100MCCs.

    However, I believe both the current Al-3100MCC and AL-3200MCC come from the same factory so the electronics and pickups should be the same...
     
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    I have a 3100MCC and a 3200MCC. These are both from the newest batch from Rondo that I received in the last week. I just measured the pickups the quick and dirty way by plugging in a cord and measuring at the other end. Not the most accurate but close enough I think. I assumed the pickups would be the same but I was hearing very different things from each guitar, more than I thought the very different construction would account for. Measurements are below. I will open them up sometime to see whats printed on the pickups themselves.

    AL-3100MCC

    Neck - 7.87k
    Bridge - 12.68k

    AL-3200MCC

    Neck - 8.71k
    Bridge - 8.46k

    Very surprised they are so different
     
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    Me too. Are the body thicknesses the same?
     
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    JAMES SCHAFFNER Well-Known Member

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    No. The 3100 measures just slightly over 44mm at the edge and the 3200 is a hair over 41mm at the same spot. Both are lighter than I expected but I don't currently have any accurate way to weigh them.
     
  19. tobijohn

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    Thanks, it wouldn't make sense that they'd have different specs if they came out of the same place. 44mm works out to about 1 3/4" which is what both my new style 3200 and 3100MC are, 41mm is about 1 5/8" which is thin. FWIW, the Al-3010SEs (and earlier AL-3xxx and AL-25xxx) are about 50mm at the edge which is right around 2". The slim body korina ALD-3010SEs are 1 1/2" thick.

    From the product listing pics, the tell is the distance between the edge of the jack plate and the top binding. On the new style ones, there is no gap. On the thicker bodied ones, you can see a small space there. Looking at the pics on the two lefty 3100MCCs in stock and the one 3200 in stock, I see a gap on the 3100MCCs which would indicate that these are full thickness, the 3200MCC does not have the gap. However, your 3100MCC at 1 3/4" is not full thickness and I just assumed that most of the listing pics were copied and pasted from earlier models (the specs seem to be, listing both the new 3100MCC and 3200MCC at 1 15/16" thick). Or I suppose, a narrower jack plate is now being used...
     
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    Math in Rondoland:


    3/4" solid thick, maple cap improves overall sound quality (increases brightness of the guitar)
    -PLUS-
    Maple cap sits over the 1 1/2” 2 piece solid mahogany body
    -EQUALS-
    Body thickness at the edge: 1 15/16"

    uhm... wha?

    Those measurements were all copied & pasted from the LPB 3200MCC currently listed.
     
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