Conclusion: I give this a solid 9. I will not even compare it to a Gibson other tahn to say it is far better than any studio I have tried and a couple standards. It is not fair to compare it to most of the Gibson LPs. It is a nice guitar in its own right. If you do not have the money for a real LP this is the way to go. It is better than all but the Elitist Epi's (and better than the Elitest Studio) and some lower end Gibsons.
Conclusion: Been playing since the early 70's. I own more equipment than I care to think about. I'm not even sure exactly what I own anymore as my 3rd floor is has become my own personal warehouse. I LIKE GEAR! I'd replace this ASAP if it was stolen but not before I found the bastard who took it and then beat his sorry ass down with my triple P-90 (and that would HURT, this things a tank) The only other guiters which I feel are better made are the very early Ibanez Musician models...
Conclusion: I compared it to Epiphones and Schecters. The Schecter C-1 Plus was a pretty close choice. I'll probably change the pickups eventually because of the cover and magnetic polarity issues. Except for the pickup issues, I can hardly find any fault with this guitar and with some minor upgrades, it's as close as you can probably get to a Gibson Les Paul. Quite a bargain! If it were stolen or lost, I'd buy it again.
Conclusion: Yeah, this is probably a bit over the top and I am the last person I ever thought would rate this guitar this high before playing it. I don't know how the rest of the Agile product line is, but this is top notch from top to bottom. It's basically a really nicely made guitar with all upgraded components and a lot of attention spent in setup and fit and finsh. I can't say that it's better than a Gibson LP.