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Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by Van Portogal, Oct 10, 2016.
What do you think?
It looks like the Agile version of an Agile.
Specs look legit. Pity they have only one photo of it.
Shut 'er down, folks. Thread's over.
Seriously, though. Can we please stop placing random names on the stuff coming out of this Korean factory? Agile was first, so they're legitimate. But Kraken, Shawn, Harley Benton, etc. are trying to pretend they're something different?
What pickups are used in the stock model of this guitar? I do not comprehend german, and the pictures are quite low resolution.
No-name/in house pickups.
pretty cheap for a fanned fret 8
an Agile for EU? splendid!
I'll look for the 7
edit: the 7 is only in purple burl but with a good 27"/25.5" scale
Well, this is somewhat interesting:
* 25.5"-27" scaling - juuust enough for both light up-tuning and Eb, though 25.5-27.5 would be better and more overall useful for a wider audience
* 20" radius - fine for barre's and fast shred
* passive pickups - quality yet unknownm but at least passives
I am per definition a touch skeptical with the basswood body; not because I dislike this wood, but because sub-par variants of it tends to turn things worse than sub-par woods of higher densities.
I would have preferred the classic known-to-work and still inexpensive basswood-maple laminate.
It remains to be seen how well it'll all work out, of course, and will be interesting when reports starts coming in..
One key issue will keep me away as a buyer: It's too narrow at the headstock.
54mm nut width is the same as on my Riot 8 ltd, and simply doesn't allow fluidly playing complex fingering or chords at 1st/2nd fret.
What a pity, as a 56mm nut with almost linear spacing, expanding a bit on the two lower strings, is all that's needed.
We need more large manufacturers going multiscale!
As such, almost all respect to Harley Benton - if only they'd come out with their own design instead of copycatting others..
And if only they would read a whole lotta loving posts on what we really really need, like in here..
Pickups are HBZ that should be decent...
I'll take the 8 as soon as it come out, as I already have two harley bentons that are fantastic guitar.
They're getting serious with fan frets:
Even Harley Benton got that headstocks MUST match body finish
hey now, my Kraken is damn killer!! haha
There must be some sort of tax reason for this.
Are these made in Korea? Could be pretty damn good for the price, probably need pickup change though.
If they are the same pickups as Agile, they are surprisingly decent as is.
what scale lengths are the 7 strings and 8 strings?. These look nice and also a good mod platform