Looking for more than 6 ? 8 is too much ? There are a bunch of 7 string guitars retailed by Rondo Music under the Agile brand. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Agile 7 String
After the nineties, there was a massive growth of bands and guitarist using seven string guitars. What was elitist and exclusive some time ago became more popular after the era of guitar heroes and the rise of nu metal bands. Of course we are talking about the now much more widely available 7 string guitars. While these guitars became much more common, the price of these guitars was usually high. This has changed in the last few years, and the best example is the different series of 7 string Agile guitars, which offer a fantastic value, with great prices, with the Interceptor, Septor, Intrepid, Pendulum and even some AL-3000 models.
Rondo Music retails this special version of the AL-3000 model, which features 7 strings instead of six. The Agile AL-727 has all of the features and advantages of the Les Paul guitar series allowing an increased flexibility because of the seventh string. Players of classic rock, hard rock, blues and the kinds, that are looking for a seven string guitar but do not like the more radical guitars that usually feature seven strings (we are talking about guitars aimed at metal and progressive rock) will love this instrument. Models on the AL-3000 family are just a few, since most of the players looking for a seven string axe usually play other kind of guitars, but nonetheless this might be the one for you, take a look at them.
What you get with the AL-3000 seven strings:
24 Jumbo Frets
Cepheus Passive Ceramic Pickups
Cepheus TOM bridge, depending on the model
Full body and neck bindings, depending on model
Grover Die Cast Tuners
Some examples available:
Agile AL-3010SE 727 Flat Black Unbeatable at $369 here !!
Agile EB Tribal Red 7 – 27” and Ebony for $399 here !!
Most of the Intrepid models are aimed at 8 string guitar players, so you won’t find many 7 string guitars in this line. However, now and then some models become available. For those who like the unusual body shape of the Intrepid guitars, make sure to check often for stock, and be fast because usually these guitars sell fast. Also, some multi-scale 7 stringers may become available from time to time. With the 7 String Intrepid you get:
Maple neck with a neck-thru Mahogany body
24 jumbo frets with no inlays (markers on the side)
Dual Cepheus Pups
Die-cast Grover sealed tuners
Take a look at these models available:
Agile Intrepid Pro 72730 Cepheus active pickups Tribal Purple w/Case ! at $869 here !!
Agile Intrepid Pro 72730 EB CP Black Flame for $859 here !!
Agile Intrepid Pro 728 Dual Duncan active pickups Bloodburst for $499 here !!
The Interceptor is the biggest line of guitars that Rondo Music retails, after the AL. Among others important things, in this model you will find 6, 7, 8 and even 9 string guitars ! Back to the core of this post, there are a bunch of 7 string Interceptor guitars available.
The Interceptor, thanks to its body shape and components, is the preferred Agile guitar for those who play metal and progressive rock. To put it simple, there is no other guitar with this kind of components and features at this price. The most affordable 7 string Interceptors start at only $359 with the high end models going up to $799. Some of the characteristics of the Interceptor family (remember that these varies with models and influence the final price):
Light swamp ash, Mahogany body
Quilted or Real Maple top
Scales all the way from 25”5 to 27”
Rosewood or Ebony fretboards
24 jumbo frets
Regarding pickups, depending the model EMG 707 or Passive Cepheus
Licensed Floyd Rose Tremolo
Grover tuners, 1 volume knob and 1 tone knob
A few of the models available:
Agile Interceptor Pro 725 EMG Black Flame, beautiful high end bound, here !!
Agile Interceptor 727 Rosewood fretboard CP White with 27” scale for only $359 here !!
Agile Interceptor Pro 728 EMG in gorgeous Natural Mahogany click here !!
Agile Interceptor Pro 730 EMG Tribal Green with 30” scale click here !!
And some great lefties, like this Interceptor Pro 725 EB EMG Black Flame here !!
Like we saw in the 8 string Agile guitars article, the Septor line provides some affordable and some high end options for those looking for a 7 string axe. The shape of this guitars will fit nicely for those looking a versatile instrument. This line is the only one featuring a Tone Pros bridge, which gives these instruments superior sustain. Depending on the model you pick, the prices go from $329 to $799. Here is a list of the most important things you need to know about the Septor 7 string guitars:
Light weight mahogany or swamp ash body
25.5” to 27” scale available
Tone Pros Bridge
Maple, Rosewood or Ebony fretboards, depending on model
5 piece neck-thru body design
Cepheus Passive, Active or EMG 707 pups depending on model
Some available models:
Agile Septor 727 MN TOM bridge, in beautiful Natural Mahogany, at an amazing $329, take a look !!
Agile Septor Pro 728 EB with Duncan pickups at $599, see it here !!
Agile Septor Elite 730 EB EMG in Natural Mahogany – The higher end Septor at $799 here !!
Amazing Left Handed Agile Septor Elite 727 with Duncan pickups, in Black Flame, at $599 here !!
The Pendulum is Agile’s multi-scale option created mostly for 8 string guitars players, but you’ll find some 7 string models available as well. We recommend checking often for stock if you have one of these in mind, because they go fast and the models are only a few. The prices go from $599 up to $999 for the higher end models. Some of its main features are:
Multi-Scale with 25.5” to 27” range
Custom Cepheus or Agile bridge, depending on the model
Rosewood or Ebony fretboards, depending on model
5 or 3 piece (depending on the model) neck-thru body design
Dual angled Cepheus Passive, Active, EMG 808 or 707 pups depending on model
Some available models:
Agile Pendulum Pro 72527 Ebony fretboard, EMG pickups, in Blue Flame, for $799, take a look !!
Agile Pendulum Elite 72527 with Cepheus Passive pickups and Kahler Tremolo at $799, see it here !!
Agile Pendulum Elite 72527 Top of the line, with EMG pups and deluxe Kahler trem for $999 here !!
Other 7 String Agile Guitars
Aside of the main guitar models there are some other 7 string guitars available from Rondo Music. Among these, the Agile Reaper, the Agile Hawker, the Agile Hornet and the Agile Ghost, with their extreme body shapes and great features are an amazing value per buck. You can check it yourself, some of the models available are:
Agile Hawker Pro 727 – 27” scale, Floyd Rose trem, Cepheus Passive pups, in beautiful Tiger Eye Flame at an amazing $429 here !!!
Agile Reaper Pro 727 – V shaped body with Duncan pups and 27” scale only for $699 here !!
Agile Hornet Pro 725 – V shaped body with Duncan Blackouts and Floyd Rose trem, with case!, for only $699 here !!
In a nutshell
If your looking for a 7 string guitar at an affordable price you should definetly check the Agiles. Go ahead and search for reviews on the web and you will find that these axes are highly rated, and most people seem to believe that this kind of guitars would cost twice as much if they had a famous brand tag on ’em (or the branded ones are overpriced ? 😉 ). There are a lot of models to choose from, here we took an overview on some of them, if you’d like to see the complete Rondo Music 7 string guitar list of products follow the link below…