I had been interested in purchasing a baritone guitar for the better part of 20 years, but never had much luck finding something I liked as for the longest time, baritone guitars were either custom shop jobs, or limited run models made by a manufacturer for a year or two before being discontinued. I only recently became familiar with the Agile brand, when I purchased a used Intrepid Pro 828 that ended up being way too much guitar for me. It was a fine, if spartan instrument, but never really resonated with me. It just felt too different in my hands and I lacked the motivation to develop the left and right hand muting techniques necessary to make it actually sound good. After spending some time on Rondo, I figured a 27" scale was going to be ideal for what I endeavor to do, that is detuned playing as low as drop F# or G, while still being capable of using standard tuning. I toiled for a while over getting a baritone six, or dropping the extra $100 on a 7 that may prove difficult to play. I'm not the strongest player, and about 12 years ago I owned an Ibanez RG7620 that I admittedly struggled to find inspiration with, so there was some doubt as to my ability to make proper use of a 7. I eventually settled on the Septor Pro 727 (Tribal Red /w binding), and absolutely do not regret the decision. I know that many on here have purchased Agile instruments with varying degrees of success. I am happy to say that I got one of the (really) good ones. The only things "wrong" with the guitar as shipped, were its wimpy strings (.009 to .049 - seriously, an .049 for the low B string), and the fact that the truss rod wasn't engaged at all, likely due to the string tension being insufficient enough to bow the massively strong 5-piece maple/walnut neck. Out of the box, the neck had nearly zero relief, very low action, and absolutely zero fret buzz anywhere along the neck. I also believe the frets are stainless, though the fret material is not specified anywhere on the site. Excellent crown and polish upon them. The neck of this thing is truly a work of art, with its smooth ebony fretboard, and hand finished fretwork. First thing I did was remove the factory strings and replaced them with some that are much, much heavier. Gauges low-to-high are .072/0.56/.044/.030/.018p/.013/.010. I assembled this string set by combining Ernie Ball's Slinky Baritones with a single slinky .010. At some point, I will probably replace these with a custom set of NYXLs, and will probably step the low B up to a .076 or .080, but the EB Baritones are what I had laying around. In standard tuning, the string tension is what I can only describe as "monstrous", but the sound is incredible, with some caveats. First, the neck-thru nature of the guitar makes it extremely resonant, so heavy riffing induces sympathetic vibration all over the place, placing a lot of emphasis on good muting technique, and the need for fret wraps above the nut, as well as below the bridge. They should ship these things with a wrap for the headstock at least, because it's just not optional if you like a clean, tight sound. Words alone fail to articulate just how massive this thing sounds with these heavy strings. It sustains like a piano. I can bar chord on it more easily than my LP Studio, which honestly seems like a steaming pile in comparison to this axe. It makes me really mad, to think about how much I spent on that thing, knowing this $600 Korean axe is superior to nearly everything Gibson makes, except arguably their custom shop models. The longer scale is noticeable, but still very comfortable for me to play as I have large hands. The string tension will take some getting used to as my hands are still adjusting and begin to cramp after 15 minutes of playing. I have made several truss rod adjustments so far (1/4 turn each time), and only last night felt the truss beginning to engage inside the neck. Intonation was balls-on from the outset, but has drifted a little flat after last night's adjustment, which is fine because it will bring the saddles neckward a bit, and that never seems to be a bad thing. Ok, enough words... Here's a pic of her following the unboxing.