Agile Harm 1 ~ inexpensive semi-hollow ~ any good?

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  1. 5E3

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    I did a search and found a thread where someone was considering a Harm 3, but had not bought it. Has anyone tried out one of these Agile Harm semi-hollows? For $329 with a satisfaction guaranteed return policy from Rondo, it may be worth the gamble.

    Thanks in advance for responses.

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  2. gkoelling

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    It's somewhat Tom Petty looking, which isn't a bad thing.

    If the pups are crap will mini-hums, or P90's fit?
     
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    I think they make one with P-90's.
     
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    I had one with P90s and I was quite impressed. The build quality was excellent, the pickups were quite good (though I wish they had been a bit more aggressive sounding), and the neck was a great thick 50s style. My only complaint was that it was slightly neck heavy, but it wasn't as bad as some SGs I've owned.

    Rondo Music is great to deal with. If you decide you don't like it you can send it back and you're just out the return shipping charge.

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    Nice, Tweedledee! I'd prefer fret markers but could deal with that at the price they ask.


    BTW, the floor is way cool, too.
     
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    Thanks! It actually has fret markers on the side, so you're not completely in the dark. :D I thought it might be a annoying to play without fret markers, but I didn't have a problem at all. Plus I like the clean look of the ebony fretboard.
     
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    Yes, they come with three diff pup choices, including P90s as Frankencat and Tweedeldee indicate. Thanks for the replies.

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  8. gkoelling

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    5E3,

    Those are cool looking guitars and they're stupid-cheap, too.

    My concern with the one in your op is, as I said earlier, if the pups are crap are you stuck?

    With the mini's and P90's you can drop new pups in if necessary.

    Let us know if you pick one up.
     
  9. Todd Lynch

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    I like the looks of this one.
     
  10. DrumBob

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    That's a nice pine floor you got there. The guitar is cool too. I used to hang out at Rondo a few years ago when all the Agile guitars were hanging on the walls, but I never tried the Harm model. It looks like a Rickenbacker, obviously. I never considered buying a Harm, so I never picked one up. Wish I had. I can say that Agile guitars are generally a pretty good deal for the money. I've owned several and still have one, a white marine pearl top Les Paul knockoff that plays and sounds just dandy. I paid $135 for it when Rondo was closing their store.
     

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