Agile Guitar AL-1900 Review
The Agile Guitar AL-1900 is the latest offering in the Agile AL series of guitars from Rondo Music. We are guessing the new AL-1900 is the replacement for the outgoing AL-2000 model. However, there are still a couple AL-2000 models left at the writing of this article.
How Does the Agile Guitar AL-1900 Compare to the AL 2000
The quick answer is that the AL-1900 has a bolt on neck while the AL-2000 had a set neck. Other than that we can’t see a whole lot of difference. Rondo Music very cleverly has marketed this as a positive thing that allows you to quickly and easily swap out the neck for repair or for replacement with a third party neck if desired.
Well we can’t argue with that as it is true. You can more easily swap out the neck for repair or replace it now for a different neck.
The other difference we can see from the pictures is that the back of the neck on the AL-1900 is not stained and is instead left a natural wood color. We haven’t played an Agile AL-1900 yet but we are guessing this may be a good thing as some people noted they thought there was too much finish on the back of the neck of the AL-2000 so this may change that.
Here is a rundown of the features of the AL-1900
- Solid 3 piece mahogany body
- 1/16th A Grade Maple top
- Body and neck binding
- Ceramic covered pickups
- Grover 102-18C tuners
- 2 piece Mahogany bolt-on neck
- Rosewood fingerboard
- 24 ¾” scale
- Pearloid inlays
- Dual action truss rod
- 1 11/16” graphite nut
- BM-003 Bridge and Tail
So you can see there is not much difference other than the bolt on neck. We don’t see any reason why this would be a great guitar. It is offered for $229 and change, which is about $5 more than the Agile AL-2000 was.
This looks to be the replacement for the AL-2000 as the least expensive AL model. The AL-1900 comes in a variety of finishes just like the AL-2000. We can’t tell if some of the finishes have changed slightly or whether Rondo Music is just taking better pictures of the guitars because some of the finishes look way more vibrant than we recall seeing in the past.
We can’t wait to get our hands on one to see how this new guitar plays and stacks up against the other AL models playing wise, especially the outgoing AL-2000.
Will the AL-1900 be as good as the AL-2000 that fans of Agile guitars have come to know and love? Time will tell but as it stands, and based on the reputation of Agile’s as affordable quality guitars, we have no reason to believe otherwise.
If you want to see the Agile AL-1900 or buy one than you can check them out at Rondo Music HERE.