Which do I keep?

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  1. littlebadboy

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    I accidentally ordered 2 headless guitars. Just kidding. It's an excuse I always I tell my wife.

    Anyways, I ordered both to try them. If you were in my shoes, wife will make me sleep in the doghouse if I kept both, which should I keep?

    One (blue) is an Agile Geodesic 62527. Multi-scale, 27-25.5". Thought it would be good for a drop c or b tuned guitar while maintaining fret distances on the higher frets. It costs almost $600. Fretwork is awesome. I would most likely be stuck with its stock pups because of its offset. Sounds good though.

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    The purple is a cheapo from Amazon at $329.99. It's an EART Headless with W2 fixed bridge. Fretwork is also awesome with stainless frets. Pups are great too.

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    What do you guys think?

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    Keep both and install heater/air con in the dog house. I hope your dog house is built for a pack of great danes, otherwise those geets won't fit in as well.
     
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    I like flashy gear, so the purple guitar stays.
     
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    Which one do you actually like more? Keep that one.
     
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    The blue one is weird. It looks like a body meant for a 7 or 8 string but somebody installed a 6 string neck on it.
     
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    KnightBrolaire L'enfant sausage

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    personally I'd ditch the purple one.. Those bridges are absolute garbage
     
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    USMarine75 Colorless green ideas sleep furiously Contributor

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    Blue all day.
     
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    Buy one more and see which two out of the three you want most.
     
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    I like the overall aesthetics of the blue Agile much more but that doesn't mean a thing.Play-ability and how well you bond with one over the other is paramount. Curious if the Agile has SS frets also as that might sway me a little. I would personally spend more time with each if you can. Eventually one guitar should resonate with you a bit more than the other.

    Also don't be too quick to dismiss divorce as a potential option. Consider how good of a run you've had with your current wife and that things have maybe run their course.
     
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    Looks like there's more love for Agile.

    Playability waa asked and I have to say that each of them have their own merits. The Agile does not have stainless frets and I feel the difference when doing bends. The ss frets on the purple one was smooth as butter. However, I like the multi-scale format of the Agile. I closed my eyes when I first played it and my fingers just naturally goes where it should be.

    The bridge on the blue Agile seems to be less complicated to set up while the purple EART looks complicated but doable. The purple's bridge seems to be stable though. I tuned it yesterday and is still in tune today after I played hard on it yesterday. There may be a limit on string gauge that I could use on it as the slots where the strings go looks narrow. I wonder if it could take a drop c gauge.

    Thank you all!
     
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    the agile.

    because straight scale guitars are garbage.
     
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    Blue for the bridge...
     
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    CanserDYI Beauty can't be seen through the eyes

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    I've heard terrible things about that bridge on the EART, ditch it.
     
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    I'd keep the Agile because the other one looks like someone gave a 4-year-old a dump truck of Mountain Dew, PCP, and a bandsaw. I'd never give a 4-year-old Mountain Dew.
     
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