Agile PS-924WE
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tjon901 01/06/2011

Agile PS-924WE : Recensione di tjon901 (content in English)

"The PS-900 with a tremolo system"
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The Agile PS-924WE is a PS-900 with a tremolo system and a few other upgrades. The body features an archtop mahogany body with large beveled cutaways top and bottom. You need those cutaways to reach the 24 frets on the 24.75 scale maple neck. It has an ebony fretboard. It is unusual for a Les Paul scaled neck to have 24 frets. It has dual humbuckers and a Fender style tremolo system. It has master volume and master tone knobs that are recessed into the body with a 3 way toggle switch pickup selector. The pickup selector is nicely angled so it is very natural to switch pickups when you are playing with the guitar at an angle. It has an angled headstock so it doesnt have to use string trees which may cause tuning problems. On the back of the headstock are Grover tuners with an 18-1 ratio.

UTILIZATION

With the archtop body it is very comfortable to play. It fits under your arm perfectly. The beveled cutaways make reaching the highest frets easy which is important on a 24 fret neck and even more important when its 24.75 scale. With the Ebony fretboard it is a dream to play and feels smooth on your fingers. The tremolo system can go out of tune if you use it a lot because it is non locking. You may want to add some locking tuners to help keep it in tune.

SOUNDS

This guitar comes with hot Agile pickups. The pickups are great for classic rock and some metal. If you have a good amp you can do anything with it. You can get cool sound effects by using the tremolo system but do not use it too much because it is non locking. It would have been better if they put a floyd rose style tremolo on this guitar so it would not go out of tune as much.

OVERALL OPINION

Its amazing that you can get such a good guitar for so cheap now. Earlier versions had a rosewood fingerboard and a fixed bridge. They recently changed this model. It is now called the Hawker and has a indentation on the end of the guitar near the rear strap peg. I do not think the guitar looks as good now but it is basically the same guitar. If you want a set neck guitar that is more playable than a Les Paul you cant beat this deal.