On a recent trip to Disneyland California we found ourselves wandering through Cars land. Hearing the sweet sounds of rockabilly, country and swing music dance through the air gave us the hankering to get our hands on a nice jazz guitar. Yes, the jazz guitar can be used for more than just jazz! In fact, it is a very versatile guitar and the tones of it are oh so sweet! If you are having the same hankering for a jazz guitar like us than we think we have the guitar for you.
This Agile guitar is a beautiful site to be seen! The Agile AS-2000S can be ordered in a variety of finishes but some of our favourites are black cherry flame, white, rootbeer flame and plain old black.
These Agile guitars offer a true jazz semi hollow body with full binding around the head, neck and body. The top is solid maple and the back and sides are solid mahogany. The guitar has Grover tuners with 18-1 ration and a set in maple neck with a graphite nut. Like many of the better models of Agile guitars the AS-2000S has a Cepheus T-6 wide throw tune-O-matic bridge with graphite saddles, rosewood fretboard and two ceramic humbucker pickups.
The hardware on this Agile guitar is gold and the semi hollow body really allows the player to achieve the rich sounds. As we alluded to, the guitar is very versatile and great for many styles of play like jazz, rockabilly, country and swing.
What’s The Price?
The great thing about Agile guitars is that they are such a great value and offer great quality for what you pay. For many comparable guitars from the competition you would pay 2 to 3x’s as much as you would for the Agile. You can pick up and Agile AS-2000S guitar right now with a case for a little over $500. Some of the comparable guitars from the competition go from $1000 to $2000. As you can see the Agile guitars are considerably more affordable than many other guitars. If you think about it this is great because you can now go blow the rest of your money on something else like a new amp or effects pedal to go with that new guitar.
If you are on the fence about buying an Agile guitar don’t be. Go search online for yourself and you will see that there are thousands of great reviews for these guitars by people that own them out there. So if you are in the market or are thinking about getting a new jazz or rockabilly style guitar than check out the Agile AS-2000S from Agile guitars.
If you haven’t already check out electricguitarcity.com and click on sale items to see all the great summer deals that are on right now for Agile and SX guitars.
Make sure also to check out another guitar that we saw on the site. It appears as if Agile guitars has brought back an old model into production. Some of you may have heard that the Agile AL 2000 is no longer being produced. A new model the AL 1900 was introduced which really is not a replacement for the AL 2000 but perhaps a step down from the AL 2000.
It appears as if the closest replacement for the AL 2000 is the AL 2500. The AL 2500 is a great guitar and really when you check out the specs of the AL 2500 there is not much difference between it and the AL2500.
Perhaps that was the thinking on Agile Guitars part. If they were looking to introduce the AL 1900 and bring back the AL 2500 it meant the AL 2000 and AL 2500 were kind of redundant. It would make sense then to get rid of the AL 2000 and keep the AL 2500 as you can charge a few bucks more for it.
The Agile AL 2500 now becomes probably one of the best value guitars now in the Agile guitar lineup. It comes in lots of great finishes and colors to suit the tastes of the consumer.
I love this guitar and think that at $250 this guitar is a steal. It should be at the top of the list for those guitarists on a budget that are considering purchasing a new guitar.
The guitar has the same pickups as the outgoing Agile AL 2000 and the same construction. It has a two way adjustable truss rod, binding around the body neck and headstock. It appears as if the wiring and electronics are the same and it comes with the same Grover tuners as the other Agile guitars.
If you are looking for a new guitar and dig the Les Paul style guitar then check out the Agile AL 2500. It is an awesome guitar. It offers great quality at a very affordable price that other guitar companies would find hard to match. If you want more information about Agile guitars than check out electricguitarcity.com to keep up to date with all the various models.
It is finally here! Rondo Music has made the big announcement that the Agile AL 1900 is here and it seems it is replacing the venerable Agile AL 2000 for good.
I know it is a sad day to say goodbye to the AL 2000. It was and is such a great guitar that has brought joy to so many people but all good things must come to an end.
Now you have the Agile AL 1900 to take it’s place. All the same great quality of the Agile guitars and still very affordable. So what is different, or new and exciting, about the AL 1900?
Well not much really! The only thing that is actually really different is that the AL 1900 comes with a bolt on neck while the other AL guitars have either a set neck or a neck through body design. Find out more information about the Agile AL 1900 at electricguitarcity.com
I guess a bolt on neck can be looked at as a good thing as you can now easily swap out the neck for a different one if you want to change it or you break the neck while smashing the guitar. EDIT: Do Not smash your AL 1900 because that would be very bad and render the guitar useless.
I suppose the bolt on neck thing is also good if you would like to build like a Frankenstein guitar like Ed Van Halen. That would be something if you could take like a Fender neck and bolt it to your Agile. That maybe is a bad idea but would be neat to see someone try.
So the Agile AL 1900 is just over $200 so very affordable and easy on the wallet. The Al 1900 still comes in all the great finishes that many of the other AL models come in. I haven’t had the opportunity to play the AL 1900 yet so I am curious to see how it plays compared to the AL 2000.
I am guessing the quality of the AL 1900 will either make everyone forget about the AL 2000, because there won’t be any noticeable difference, or it will make the AL 2000 become more valuable if it doesn’t play as good.
So the jury is still out. I am sure in the coming months as more people buy AL 1900’s and give there impressions the picture will become more clear as to what type of guitar the AL 1900 is and if it lives up to the quality Agile name we have all become accustomed to.
Top 5 Mods To Make Your Agile AL 2000 A Great Guitar!
Let’s be fair, the Agile AL 2000 is already a great guitar especially when you think about how dirt cheap it is! It really doesn’t need anything done to it. However, there are certain modifications that can be done to the Agile AL 2000 to take it from a great “bang for your buck” guitar to just simply a great guitar. We have come up with a list of the top 5 modifications we think you can make to your Agile guitar to make it a great guitar. See if you agree!
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1. Change the nut to a Graph Tech
This is fairly easy to do and really cheap. In fact, you don’t even have to remove the strings just loosen them. Use a piece of sandpaper to file down the nut to the desired height. Attach it with a little bit of wood glue and tighten strings back down to hold it in place while the glue sets.
2. Swap out the pickups
Again, this is actually a fairly easy thing to do. The choices are endless for pickups that you could put in the Agile Al 2000. You could go with a more expensive name brand pickups like a Seymour Duncan 59 or something cheaper you find from GF or Amazon. If you are really adventurous you could even just swap out the magnets in the stock AL 2000 pickups and replace them with Alnico II magnets to give the guitar a totally different sound.
3. New electronics
There are lots of fully wired ready to go electronics on the market today that you can swap into the guitar. You can go with 500K pots and better capacitors or leave all the electronics in there and just get new capacitors. This is not a very expensive thing to do and not to hard if you have a soldering iron and some solder kicking around.
4. New jack input
The jack input on the Agile AL 2000 we have is always loose. Because of this sometimes the guitar signal kicks in and out. This is an easy upgrade and a little bit more heavy duty jack input will make sure that signal stays strong and true.
New pickup selector switch
This is probably the least necessary thing but hey while you are at it doing all the other modifications you might as well do this one too. The selector switch that comes from the factory is satisfactory but for a few bucks you can buy a nice heavy duty switch and install it yourself.
Is All This Really Necessary?
Is putting a new stereo in your car really necessary or buying chrome rims for you car really necessary? Of course not! But you do these things because it’s fun and you like to tinker with stuff and there is also that desire we have in all of us to take our things and make them better. The Agile AL 2000 plays and sounds great without any modifications but sometimes you get bored and you want to change things up and these are 5 cheap ways to modify your Agile AL 2000 and make it your own.
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.
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.
Agile Al 2000
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.
Agile Al 2000
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!