So i think I've had enough time to judge the Agile Interceptor Pro 27" and be critical about it.
Here's the final verdict:
On par with Edwards and my ESP Standard Series. Although i don't see how someone can .... up the body of a guitar.
Not too great, but i'm happy. Very happy. Mine is a bit dull, but i've seen some great Agile tops.
VERY comfortable , for my hands at least. Great upper fret access, no problems hitting any notes on the last few frets.
No comment, just pics :p
5.Tuners - Surprisingly good. I'm not sure if I'm a fanboi , but i LOVE the sperzel lockers on my viper. This one is good too. Grover or Gotoh, I've forgotten.
Neck - EMG 707 - This pickup is almost the same or is a copy of the EMG 85 for the six. Great in the bridge. Nice for cleans that aren't too "UP FRONT".
Bridge - EMG 707 - Fail at first (IMO). But I've tweaked my POD a lot and i'm happy now. Although i think the 817 would be pwnage in the bridge. I love the 81 in the bridge.
Great shape, looks brootal in reverse. Couldn't be happier with a headstock design. Although my guitar's headstock flame fails. Almost not visible at all under room lighting conditions and just about visible under sunlight.
I'm very happy with the thickness of the neck. It's there with the Vipers. Not CHUNKY fat, neither crazy thin like the Ibbys. I prefer the fatter necks so I'm content.
Fretboard is nice, the ebony looks really good. I don't see any problems with it. I own three eboner boards and this one is just as good as the other two. Fretwork is really good. No sharp edges like the older agiles (i think a few people had a problem with this).
Coming to the fret binding, this is the only place where you can make out this isn't a 1000$ guitar. Mine's got around 3-4 bubbles. Maybe if it had some sort of black/white binding it wouldn't have happened.
Coming to the bridge, this is where i was most shocked.
I was really hesitant on the guitar since it was a LFR, I've heard people bitch about these things since i first joined the espboards in '04 or around that. My alexi has an OFR so i think i can make a good comparison.
I haven't locked the strings down since i got it (I'm no trem wanker). I've got it done a half step (A#) and tuning stability is not a problem at all. But as i don't play around with the trem a lot, i can just say that it's almost as good as the OFR. I don't use the trem on both my trem-ed guitars , so if i tune my OFR looses tune in 3 days, the LFR probably would in 2.
Btw, 27" Scale PWNS!!!
Overall , im really satisfied with it, and anyone looking to buy one , i say BUY IT, NOW!
At the price they are going for in the US market, i don't see how you folks can resist buying them. I guess since for a little more you could go Carvin, but sadly they don't ship worldwide (at least to India they don't)
7 Stringers ftw!
Thanks for reading :p