NGD: Agile Baritone LP

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  1. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    yup, it's an agile. I haven't had one of these in probably 8+ years and dayumm, they're way better than they were back then.
    specs:
    27" scale
    shitty rosewood fretboard
    mahogany neck
    3pc mahogany body with flamed maple top in root beer burst
    white binding
    black headstock/hardware
    stock pickups
    side dots only
    Overview:I'll be honest, I bought this more for shits and giggles than having any intentions of keeping it but considering that LTD baritones only come in black (BOOORING) and the pickups sound really good in this guitar, it's going to stay.
    Issues:Honestly the only issues with it are there's some tooling marks on the mahogany on the lower horn, a dent/discoloration in the binding right at the end of the fretboard, and the d string buzzes a bit on 1st/2nd fret. The string buzzing will get solved later this month when I feel like tinkering with the guitar. The aesthetic issues really aren't a big deal to me, since this guitar was dirt cheap (like sub 300$).
    Sound: The stock pickups are surprisingly good. They have a meaty/thick sound with just the right amount of snarl. The neck is nice and warm/fluid sounding, though not quite as round as the cold sweat (which is my gold standard for neck pickups).
    Here's some sound clips of the guitar through my kemper into a fortin modded jvm410 profile/sinmix KSE 5150 cab IR
    dirty starts with no OD, then later OD808x is used.
    clips: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kyofvg48cp76kb3/AAAcDmxqG6qeX_Rf4Z0NSqWUa?dl=0
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    NickS Carvinite

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    HNGD!! Looks pretty killer, especially at that price! Always good to see a nice bargain find.
     
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    BrailleDecibel K-U-N-fusion!

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    I've always wondered what one of these would look like out in the wild...looks pretty killer! Happy NGD!
     
  4. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    Thanks, it actually is really nice for the money. definitely better feeling/looking than some of the lower end ltds/epis that I looked at.
     
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    coffeeflush SS.org Regular

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    Time for some DOOM
    HGND
    Great deal.
     
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    lewis SS.org Regular

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    dont like the headstock but damn the rest is really really nice.

    Great score OP
     
  7. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    Oh yeah it kills for doom/sludge.
    thanks
     
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    exo SS.org Regular

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    That is a REALLY nice looking guitar. Been toying around with buying one of the black flame 7 string models, and mocking up a 7 string version of the original Joe Perry sig LP.......


    Any neck dive issues from the longer scale? Are they solveable with a decent leather strap?
     
  9. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    Thanks, yeah these are quite nice for the money.
    I don't get any neck dive (I mostly play in the classical position). Even if I play it the way a lot of acoustic/electric players do (resting the body on right leg)- the body is heavy enough to balance out the neck, so there's no neck dive.
     
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    Edika SS.org Regular

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    Really nice looking guitar and the rosewood board looks good too. It's always great when you get a guitar not expecting much and actually getting a good guitar for the money.
    If you go for 7 string baritone I highly recommend the LTD EC407BFM, especially if you find one second hand for a better price. It's a really solid guitar that sounds great even with the stock EMG's and it's not the usual flat black. It's see through black and the flame veneer is actually quite good.
     
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    BangandBreach Kaboom.

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    When are you gonna refinish it? ;)
     
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  12. KnightBrolaire

    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    Gotta finish the other 4 guitars I'm working on right now before I start another project lol
     
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    Looks really nice man!
     
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    M3CHK1LLA angel sword guardian

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    congrats...

    lp's look good with no pick guard and no block inlays.

    if those pups were satin black instead of gloss, it would look a lot better....but hey, they sound good
     
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    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    thanks
    Yeah I hate block inlays. I was really surprised by how good the pickups sound.
     
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    A lucky purchase, congrats! I really like the rootbeer finish
     
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    KnightBrolaire 8 string hoarder

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    Made a demo of the agile through my boogie:
     
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    luislais nothing ever happens

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    Really nice! Congrats!!!
     
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