The honeymoon with my Agile Interceptor Pro 625 has been long over for some time, but was recently dismayed when I realized that it sounds more dull and less resonance than my LTD F-50 that I bought out of pocket after tax about 170 USD. The strings have a very quick transient with a quick and hollow decay, the low end of the tone is very unstable and has little to no weight. After doing some clean test I found that the guitar has about a 20dB shelf on everything above 5KHz that my LTD doesn't it goes smoothly down about 10dB at about 20KHz. The LTD is much lighter and when you knock on the wood it resonates longer, the Agile on the other hand has less resonant volume and quickly dies. The fact that it is heavier than hell indicates that the wood wasn't treated correctly and has way too much water. Sad considering the guitar was over 800 USD when it was all said and done. That amount of high end loss explains why my tone still sounds sloppy in the low end even with an OD pedal. I know that there are a few Agile owners around here and was curious if that was normal or did I get a dud. Even when I first got the guitar the frets were worn out like they had been salvaged from another used guitar. The wear on the frets appear to be like they were worn from string bending, not from incompetent fret install, there is tones of fret buzz too even at medium action because the frets weren't even properly dressed and leveled. I hear everyone talking about how awesome they are for the price and quality but the sad thing is while mine looks expensive, feels expensive, it has the sound quality of a cheap starter guitar, similar to that of the LTD 10 series starter pack guitars. I am definitely thinking of selling it to save up for a new guitar, something under 1000 USD with the same features. Unfortunately I cannot find a plain vanilla guitar spec'd for traditional metal playing. ESP/LTD makes most of their guitars out of Alder uke:...I would prefer Mahogany and their deluxe line that has mahogany bodies are have that gaudy abalone and the ones that don't are Alder. I'd like just a plain vanilla guitar that is simple and to the point: *Mahogany Body *Maple Neck (neck-thru) *Ebony Fretboard (no fret markers) *Floyd Rose (would sacrifice for an Evertune though) *EMG 81/85 *Translucent flame maple top or no visible top (quilted maple is gross) *Binding is cool, don't care either way as long as it isn't tasteless if it does have binding Fine with solid colors or natural wood that isn't tasteless, Black, White, Dark Greens, Purples, Reds (Reds are pushing it though), Teals are cool. The only thing I could find is the new PRS Torero in white. I have been saying my next guitar would be white, but I don't care either way, just really want something with the same features in the same price range that sounds as good as it looks and feels. Suggestions?