Agile AL 2000 – The Review
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Hey Everyone, welcome to Electric Guitar City. Today we are going to talk about a guitar that is very near and dear to our hearts and that is the Agile AL 2000. If you haven’t heard about it we don’t know where you have been but it is a very popular model offered by rondo music. It is a great Les paul copy guitar and gets overwhelming positive reviews online everywhere you look in terms of how much guitar you get for the money.
Agile AL-2000 2TS – $225
Agile AL-2000 CSBF – $225
Agile AL-2000 Blue Flame – $225
Agile AL-2000 2TS Flame – $225
Agile AL-2000 Rootbeer Flame – $225
Agile AL-2000 Tobacco Flame TSB – $225
Agile AL-2000 HSBF – $225
Agile AL-2000 2TS Flame Wide – $225
Agile AL-2000 Tobacco Slim – $225
Agile AL-2000 White, Gold HW – $239.95
Agile AL-2000 627 Flat Black Baritone – $249.95
So what we are going to do today is we are going to take a closer look at the Agile AL 2000 and hopefully if you are on the fence thinking about whether or not you should buy one, right off the bat we definitely recommend go ahead and buy one and get yourself one. We also hear that the Agile AL 2000 is going to be going away and that what you see on rondo music in terms of what is on their website now is the last of the stock that will be available for the Agile AL 2000. Not sure why they are getting rid of the AL 2000? Not sure why because it is one of the most popular models rondo music offers. Could be they are not making enough money on it or profit margin isn’t high enough but I guess they could make it more expensive if that was the case. Or maybe it is because the Agile AL 3010 is only a few more bucks and people are choosing to buy that instead with a few upgrades to it. So if you are looking to get one or get your hands on one cause from what we have heard they won’t be available for forever.
Isn’t Tobacco Good For You?:
First we are going to take a look at an Agile AL 2000. This is the 2 tone tobacco sunburst model. As you can see this is a nice looking guitar with a nice finish. There are many pictures for you to look at of the guitar. It is a good looking guitar and we can definitely say we own one of these guitars. We have an AL 2000 gold top and it has been a wicked guitar! Really great guitar for the money in fact every time we play we still can’t believe how much guitar you get for $225. As you can see you get a single cutaway, solid mahogany, arch top body. High quality wax potted ceramic hum bucker pickups and if you look on our website you can tell from another video and article we did that swapped out these pickups for some cheap ones off Amazon just to try them out and change things up. We had had the stock pickups in the guitar for eight years and decided that why not try something different. But the pickups that originally came with the guitar still sounded great and no problems with them. So they are great pickups and you can always swap them out if you want something else.
The guitar comes with an adjustable truss rod so you can adjust the action of the neck. The guitar has full body and neck binding as you can see around the whole guitar. There is a beautiful stop bar tail piece to transfer string vibration to the body of the guitar to allow it to produce that great sustain of the Les Paul style guitar. It also has 22 frets, they say they are jumbo frets but that is up for debate, but the guitar is still very playable. The neck is set in mahogany and the fretboard is rosewood and as you can see the trapezoid inlays. The guitar also comes with Grover rotomatic 18-1 turning ratio tuners. They are the model 102-189. Like you normal Les Paul style guitar the agile al 2000 comes with two volume controls and two tone controls. The guitar is made in South Korea. The great thing about these guitars is that it is only $225 for an Agile AL 2000 right now. This is a heck of a lot better than many other Les Paul style guitars you are going to may seek out in the store like Epiphone is a great example.
The guitar does come in a lot of other finishes so let’s just take a look at some of the other ones. You’ve got the cherry sunburst where you can see there is a little bit of quilting in the finish as you can see in the more close up look of it. As you can see it is a very nice finish and then you’ve got the Agile Al 2000 in blue! It is a blue flame finish and we think this is very cool and wouldn’t mind having a blue flame guitar. The guitars also come with a Canadian maple top over the solid mahogany arch top body.
Even More Tobacco:
Let’s take a look at another one here the two tone tobacco sunburst flame. It just has a little bit more variation and interesting stuff going on in the wood that comes out in the finish. Looks like the tobacco part of it is a little bit less intense than the other one we looked at.
The rootbeer flame model is a nice looking guitar. We really like the rootbeer flame and think it is very sharp looking.
Another tobacco flame and than a honey sunburst flame. Really like the finish on this guitar. The honey sunburst is just a real classic looking finish.
There is also a cherry sunburst flame and a tobacco sunburst flame with a wide neck. We just have a regular neck Agile Al 2000 so it would interesting to hear from anyone who has the wide profile neck to see how that compares to the regular profile neck.
This one you have got a cherry sunburst with slim neck instead with a slim neck taper. You can also get a tobacco finish slim neck. In fact we really like that finish because it doesn’t have much going in the grain of the wood which there is just something appealing about.
They also have an Agile Al 2000 white with gold hardware so that is kind of cool. Everything else is the same and you still have the cream binding around the body and up the neck. This is just a nice white guitar with gold hardware. This one is $239.95
And then they also have a flat black baritone al 2000 that actual is a 27 inch scale model. The extended scale improves string tension and allows for lower tuning. I guess you could say this guitar is kind of murdered out being flat black, all black with cream binding around the body and up the neck. You’ll notice there is no trapezoid inlays in the fingerboard. It’s kind of a cool looking guitar with all black hardware and is very cool. This one is $249.95
So again if you are looking for a les paul style guitar and you don’t want to spend the money on a Gibson or it is not a financial reality for you to spend 2,3 or 4000 on a Gibson Les Paul and you want to get a good bang for your buck; or you just want a guitar that is good value and is not going to cost you a lot of money than the Agile al 2000 is something that you should take a look at. You can order it by visiting Electricguitarcity.com and just simply click on the Agile guitars AL series and that will take you to where they have all the Agile AL 2000’s and even the 3000’s if you want and you can see all the guitars that they have to offer. Pick one up and let us know what you think!
The Agile Al 2000 is a good investment in your rock’n’roll future!