Guys, i am very curious as to what you think about a direct A/B test, when it comes to value for money ? Now i know this is an Epipnone Forum, and most of the Epi guys will shout EPIPHONE, but to me, it looks like the Agile (see specs) can give the same priced Epi a massive run for its money. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK ? Agile AL-3010 Rootbeer Spalted - RondoMusic.com - $429.00 Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop PRO Electric Guitar Wine Red | Musician's Friend - Sunburst = $429.00 Root Beer Agile : (nicer colour of the two - imho) Solid mahogany (not a multi-ply!) arch top body Graph Tech NVS2 Bridge with String Saver saddles High quality Spalted Maple Top! Triple bound body, and headstock. Single binding on neck. Chrome hardware, including die-cast Grover tuners with 18-1 turning ratio for ultra fine tuning (Model 102-18N) Two Type V Alnico humbucker pickups for warm, tradional sound The AL-3000 now comes with improved wiring (single conductor braided 18 gauge American wire for pickups), improved pots (now higher voltage with brass shafts for reduced noise) and an improved pickup selector switch Two volume and two tone controls, plus a three way pickup selector switch One piece Mahogany set neck with 13.7" (350mm) radius neck for fast play and adjustable truss rod Ebony fretboard with 22 Jumbo Frets and real Abalone Trapezodial inlays The AL-3000 features GHS strings installed at the factory and a professionally cut Graph Tech Tusq Nut Individually hand filed frets for professional feel and playability Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8"; at the 21st fret: 2 3/16" Neck taper/thickness at the 1st fret: 21.5 mm; at the 12th fret: 23.5mm Overall length: 40"; Scale length: 24.7" Body thickness: 2" at edge; Width at the widest point: 13" Actual Weight is only 10 lbs . . . VS . . . Epi Plus Top Pro : Mahogany body Carved flamed maple top 24.75" Scale set-in mahogany neck Rosewood fretboard 22 Medium jumbo frets ProBucker 2 neck humbucker with coil-split ProBucker 3 bridge humbucker with coil-split LockTone tune-o-matic bridge LockTone stopbar tailpiece Grover tuners It just seems to me that when you start compairing the two, the Agile punch way above it's weight ! What do you say ?