New Agile Headless Sample

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    So Agile has a new sample or prototype of a headless guitar. I think it looks amazing! For $400 is a must for me. What do you guys think?

    http://www.rondomusic.com/product9137.html
     
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    why?
     
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    While that guitar isn't for me, the idea of them not only making headless guitars but the parts for headless guitars is definitely a great idea.
     
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    Meh. For me personally, part of the draw of headless is that the guitar looks unique. Not just missing the head stock, but the body design and layout is unique and distinguishable. This just looks like a standard guitar that someone sawed the head stock off of.

    Edit: After staring at it for a few minutes, I don't dislike it. The top is nice, and the design has potential. Interested to see what come of it.
     
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    The overall design is ok.
    The pup switch is for a change accessible without bouncing the pots.
    But..
    The decor headstock ain't the prettiest Kurt could come up with; a mini version of the traditional Agile [multistring] head is absolutely doable.
    That deep route for accessing tuners just won't ever sell.
    Difficult designing for such headless tuners; maybe simply fading the whole back end from immediately behind the tuners as a rapid concave fall-away into very thin at body's edge would work.

    Keep working on it, Kurt - and lets see a seven string version next :yesway:
     
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    The route behind the bridge isnt symmetrical, that would be a big nope for me :(
     
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    As an oar yes, guitar on the otherhand nope
     
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    Yeah not quite. Potential, probably. The body extends too far past the tuners as-is IMHO. The routing to accommodate them is too big, and as metioned previously, off-center.

    The spoke wheel truss adjustment though... is that a first for Agile? Might it make its way to other models?
     
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    I want my headless guitar to look like what people thought the future would be like 30 year ago
     
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    some sort of fretboard inlays would be nice. I am not opposed to this guitar at all, I think it looks cool. Honestly to me the body looks miles better than any of the fugly shapes of the Boden models
     
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    The hardware on this looks so chintzy.
     
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    Looks horrible to me, like they took a regular guitar and carved out enough to fit headless hardware.
     
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    Absolutely not, that should be rejected. The bridge is mounted off center, so the strings are all closer to the bass side of the neck that the top end. Horrendous all around.
     
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    Hmm. I'm conflicted. I like some things about it, but there are certainly some things about it that don't really grab me, reflecting what others have already pointed out about the alignment of the bridge, and the opportunities for compactness and ergonomics seemingly overlooked.

    It could be a step in a new direction that could get interesting later on, though.
     
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    Not for me. I have no interest whatsoever in headless guitars in the first place and neither of their prototypes do anything to change my mind. The newer one seems like a clear step backward in terms of specs and design, so I assume they're just going for the ultra-cheap market, which I guess is not where I would shop anyway.
     
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    Their other attempt was so much nicer :lol:
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    Fully agree. The Hawker Headless looked close to last step before production.
    All that's needed would be trimming the body for a Bit less wide hips and such.
    Can't say anything about the bridge, it's totally unknown to me. Look intresting though.
    Volume placed too far away from the bridge, and pup switch in useless position for fast switching between chugga-djent and shred. Well, to my tastes, of course..
    Oh, and it needs double ball end strings; should have string locks on the head.

    Make this one so, add the missing seventh string, lightly multiscale it towards the head with an almost perp bridge, say.. 25.75" to 26.5", and it would be quite interesting.

    Kurt always gets my respect for not being afraid of radicalization, and remember, those are fully publicly announced as testing prototypes, so..
     

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