New agile legacy models...

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  1. kingpinMS3

    kingpinMS3 dumb, but harmless

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    these things are ridiculously good looking. good job kurt/rondo/agile. I need about $4,000 to spend on all the agiles i want :(

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    They look nice, but I think there's a bit too much trend in there, you know, that Ibby and Kiezel trend with the bevels and tops/veneers with different colours.

    Simplicity is a good thing...
     
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    KnightBrolaire Drink Sunny D, pet kitties.

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    first 2 look great, the more plain ones really don't look that good with the bevel.
     
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    celticelk Enflamed with prayer

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    That looks horrible to me. The top layer ought to extend into the upper horn substantially more than it does - about where the middle layer ends would be about right.
     
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    MikeH Bring the gain

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    Rondo doing what they do best: Riding the trend :lol:

    In all seriousness, they look pretty cool. Definitely a good alternative to an RGD or Kiesel.
     
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    kingpinMS3 dumb, but harmless

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    they had these about a year ago. it was a cherry sunburst and the charcoal stain. the oceanbusrt and burl top are new, along with the floyd and hard tail(non tune-o-matic)


    Considering the value, the most expensive one is $325 and it's MIK. hard to beat at 1/4th the price of a keisel and 1/3rd the price of the RGD.
     
  7. BrailleDecibel

    BrailleDecibel 55.0r6 R36ul@r

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    I like the oceanburst part on that model where the finish is, but so far, only Ibanez has gotten this look right with their RGD models, IMO.
     
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    Hollowway Extended Ranger

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    I agree with that, but the tail end bevel ends in a MUCH better spot than on the Kiesels. It's weird, because I share the same views as you, and a lot of others on these. We need someone with a good design eye to do some bevels, and have everyone copy those. Because I bet this bevel idea could be done really, really well. Padalka and Skervesen have some cool contours, so I'd love to see what those guys could do with them.
     
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    The lack of 25 inch scale saddens me :(

    If they had the 725 Oceanburst I might get one for that price
     
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    kingpinMS3 dumb, but harmless

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    I used to be into the 25" scale.

    then i found out i have viking genes.

    :hbang:
     
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    endmysuffering I'm serious

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    Too bad there are no 8's, awesome nonetheless.
     
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    n4t SS.org Regular

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    I got one of the prototypes, the 727 natural TOM.

    Ridiculously good for the price. I've had it for 5-6 months I haven't found anything to dislike about it. Build is good, plays great, sounds great.

    I'm not super crazy about the bevels, but people I show it to seem to think it looks sharp. Honestly no guitar I've seen with an offset top looks quite right. These look better than many of them IMO.
     
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    That 8 looks way better. Kind of better proportioned. Maybe because the body is wider but looks a lot better.
     
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    Ditch the ugly contrast and I'd be on board. I hate tops that make the whole thing look skewed. I'm not sure what the appeal of beveled "natural binding" is. 9 times out of 10 it's ugly as sin.
     
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    I personally hate 7s in less than 26.5" because i hate the loose wet spaghetti of the 25.5". But seeing as its agile AND theres a market, shorter scale 7s are a possibility.
     
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    one solid color and a fanned fret would make things much more enticing to me
     
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    these look fantastic!
     
  19. Patrick R Hearn

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    I like where they are going with these, but the bevel is a bit extreme for me. I'd like to see less bevel, no tuneomatic, 4+3 headstock, and possibly set neck or neck through.

    These are very inexpensive! I'd gladly pay a couple hundred more for the options I listed.
     
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    Getting a kick out of the replies.

    Rondo already offers more features than the majority competition and lower prices (at the cost of possible QA issues, etc), I'm just happy to see someone filling that part of the market.
     

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