Soon-to-be Agile Player

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  1. Powertrip240

    Powertrip240 Well-Known Member

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    Hey there. I'm new to this forum. I've been playing guitar for 30 years. I play classic rock and blues mostly, along with spatters of metal. Not to say that I'm any good, but I at least know the equipment. I wish I had become a luthier when I was younger, I really enjoy tinkering with guitars, and doing set-ups, etc. In the last 3 decade of playing, the majority of my guitars have been Strats, or Strat-esque. I've had a couple of others as well, i.e. Schecter, Yamaha, a couple Epi's a couple Gibsons, both SG and LP, etc, etc. but mostly Strats. I have been on somewhat of a "guitar hiatus" for the past 3 or 4 years, but I've recently been picking it back up again, and have been rebuilding my stable. I don't play out, just at home, for fun. So I'm not going to spend a lot of money on "high-end" guitars. So far I'm up to 2 Squier Strats, a Squier Tele, 2 acoustics (Takamine and Taylor), and an SX J-bass. I've been GASing for 2 things lately: another Les Paul type guitar, and a Floyd Rose. Lo and behold, my search brought me to Agile. I can kill 2 birds with one stone. So I'm seriously looking into grabbing an AL-3100MCC with the Floyd. I've done some browsing here on the forum, and I've come across a couple threads mentioning that particular guitar. From what I've read, nobody has anything bad to say about it. It sounds like it's going to fit the bill quite nicely. What say you? Thanks.
     
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    tobijohn The Great Enabler Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Welcome to AGF, there are more than a few LP/Floyd aficionados and I'm sure within a bit, they'll chime in. @dspellman and @Razzle come to mind but there are plenty of others...
     
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    From your resume you've definitely found the correct address here at AGF and will fit in nicely. Welcome aboard! :)
     

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    Powertrip240 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    I've got at least four Agiles with Floyds -- one Custom, one AL-3100, two AL-2000 Floyds.
    Solid guitars all. Just ask.
     
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    I would want a studio/2k style with only 22 frets regular pickup spacing. I'm down with whatever neck heel upgrades though.
     
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    Powertrip240 Well-Known Member

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    From what I can tell, the 3100 has 22 frets and regular pickup spacing. The 3010 is the 24 fret/squished pickup model.
     
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    Welcome, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you get for the money in an Agile AL 3xxx. I own 3 and every one is solid. Be prepared for some weightiness because these aren't light weights. S4023845.JPG

    These are my 3 .
     
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    Keep in mind that Rondo gets in there stock only a few times a year so, if what you want is in stock, get it when you can. The stings from the factory are also known to be very cheep, so have your favorite pack on standby for when it comes in or give them a good stretch. I think the factory just uses them to hold parts in place. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Thanks Warped. Those are some beautiful ladies!
     
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    Yeah, I've noticed the inventory fluctuating a bit since I started looking. I'll be ordering mine in a little less than 2 weeks (waiting for my overtime check!) I'm hoping they still have my guitar in stock.
     
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    The only 3100MCC that I saw with a Floyd was this one and there's five in stock so you should be fine:

    http://www.rondomusic.com/AL-3100MCC_Black_Flame_Floyd_Rose.html
     
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    "I have been on somewhat of a "guitar hiatus"for the past 3 or 4 years,..."

    We'll fix that! Greetings.
     
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    Welcome! And you can expect nothing less than a great bunch of folks here who will enable you. But that is ok!
     
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    Nope. Not that I've seen.

    There was a 3100 Floyd that had 24 frets, and the AL2000 Floyd has 24 frets. But there's also the 3100 Floyd that has a standard 22 frets (I've got one of those)
     
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    Thanks for the warm welcome guys!
     
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    Welcome @Powertrip240 ! Hope you can get your LP floyd soon.

    A pic of your current stable wouldn´t hurt.

    Saludos!
     
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    I dont know about waiting. Do you know the trick of ordering 100 of what you want and the system will inform you of current stock. Tj says 5 currently. That could last a few weeks but do you really want to be getting the last one with no chance of a do over if theres a problem?
    Plus I think Kurt doesn't automatically mark all returns as b stock. So maybe you're getting to that point of cycling through the iffy units. Say you buy the 4th one, it was a return because a non impressive grain pattern. Or not a return but just not impressive or a high fret. While it's in route the last one sells. You don't like yours for whatever reason but you can't replace it now.
    I'd pay the $8 in credit card fees until the check comes in.

    Welcome
     
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    I have that guitar and I can't say enough good things about it. It sounds great, plays so smoothly, and the Floyd is legit.

    If you are considering it, I will strongly twist your arm. Particularly since any available now are likely from the same production run that yielded my example.

    Welcome to the forum!

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    I hear what you're saying, and I agree. However, in my current situation, I don't have any other options but to wait.
     
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