Anything comparable to Agile fanned fret 7’s in the price range?

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  1. Backsnack

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    Looking to pick up a fanned fret 7-string (ideally 27-25.5” scale).

    I have an 8-string fanned fret pendulum pro which is, IMO, pretty impressive quality for the price. Especially after a pickup swap to a set of Laces. I’m curious if there are any others in comparable price ranges that I should also consider?
     
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    Used Kiesel?
     
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    Is this a serious reply? :lol:
     
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    I mean, it's not a crazy amount more than the ~$800 the Agile goes for.

    Base multi-scale Kiesels are only about $1400, find a low spec in-stock or used one and you'd be really close in price to the Agile.

    Compare that to a Schecter C-7 MS that are also about $1400 brand new.

    Ibanez and Jackson make cheaper MS 7s, and the quality might be close to the Agile if you get a good one.
     
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    I think you’re missing the point.

    You’ve effectively doubled the highest price range of an Agile with this suggestion. $800 wouldn’t be much more of a stretch, but every used multi scale 7 listing for a Kiesel on Reverb right now is starting around $1200.
     
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    Why not grab another Agile with those specs?
     
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    Hey, don't like the suggestion, ignore it.

    I stand by it. If a few hundred bucks breaks the bank, don't buy another guitar. :shrug:

    An Agile Pendulum Pro 8, pair of Fluence, case, and shipping is like $1300. I don't think $1200 to $1500 is completely off the mark.
     
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    I think I’d steer clear of the Legator. Too many negative reviews imho.


    I also got burned by the last cheaper Ibanez I picked up. Absolutely terrible fretwork and so many fret buzz problems. The Jackson looks pretty good, I’ll do some more research on that one.
     
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    A couple months ago I was at a GC in Denver and I was reminded that at that price point there can be a pretty significant difference in feel from one guitar to the next even if it's the same model. The nicest thing I played that day was an iron label, but it was far from the most expensive thing I picked up, and it sat next to two identical model examples that didn't play nearly as well.

    I think you'll find both some objective and subjective differences when you're looking to save money, and at that price point it's just best to go to the biggest guitar store you can find and try multiple examples because YMMV.
    :2c:

    P.S. that blue Jackson looks nice, now I want to try a couple of those :yesway:
     
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    i recently got a Jackson X Series Dinky Arch Top DKAF7 MS Multi-Scale for $371 shipped.

    really great guitar. love the stock pickups. love the neck. i upgraded the tuners to hipshot locking but other than that it is stock.
     
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