Rondo Music. Never heard of it? Gather around my children…

“Rondo Music is an American owned and operated family business, founded in 1959.  Rondo Music sells a variety of musical instruments including electric guitars, power amps, PA, keyboards, recording gear, and DJ equipment. While we sell 1000s of items from 100s of manufacturers, our primary on line focus is SX Guitars, Agile Guitars, Douglas Guitars, Valencia Guitars, Brice Basses, CNB Cases, Drummer’s Design and Century Drums.

Since about 1985 Rondo Music has built these custom brand instruments to our specifications based on our customer’s requests.  The instruments are imported from a variety of countries including China, Taiwan, and Korea.”

Search for reviews online, but most people have the nicest things to say about Agile and Douglas guitars. The SX ones aren’t bad either, but they are much more of beginner guitars. That being said, their more expensive ones tend to be better. For $99-$150, they’re much better than Fender Starcasters, that’s for sure.

Here are some of my favorite models in no particular order:

Douglas Gravity WF SH TA

Douglas Gravity WF SH TA



Ash Burl Top for a Fantastic Look!

 

 

  • Flat-top guitar with basswood body and ash burl top!
  • Hard rock maple neck with adjustable truss rod!
  • Rosewood fretboard with 22 fretsand dot inlays!
  • Bound body and gold hardware.
  • Two humbucker pickupsfor traditional sound!
  • One volume, one tone control, plus and 3-way pickup selectorswitch
  • Traditional TOM bridge
  • Die cast chrome tuners!
  • Trans amber finish!
  • Width of the Neck at Nut: 1 5/8″, at the 22nd Fret: 2 1/4″
  • Length: 39 1/2″, Scale Length: 25 1/2″
  • Width at the Widest Point: 13″, Body Thickness at the Edge: 1 3/4″
  • Weight: 9 lbs


  • $139.95

    Douglas Gravity WF SH TBS

    Douglas Gravity WF SH TBS



    Ash Burl Top for a Fantastic Look!

     

     

  • Flat-top guitar with basswood body and ash burl top!
  • Hard rock maple neck with adjustable truss rod!
  • Rosewood fretboard with 22 fretsand dot inlays!
  • Bound body and gold hardware.
  • Two humbucker pickupsfor traditional sound!
  • One volume, one tone control, plus and 3-way pickup selectorswitch
  • Traditional wilkinson bridge!
  • Die cast chrome tuners!
  • Trans amber finish!
  • Width of the Neck at Nut: 1 5/8″, at the 22nd Fret: 2 1/4″
  • Length: 39 1/2″, Scale Length: 25 1/2″
  • Width at the Widest Point: 13″, Body Thickness at the Edge: 1 3/4″
  • Weight: 9 lbs


  • $139.95

    SX Deimos Amber

    SX Deimos TOR



    Introducing the SX Deimos! With Great High End Features!

     

     

  • Real Flame Maple top and single cutaway solid Mahoganyarch top body
  • High quality wax potted EMG Select humbucker pickups for improved sound
  • Full body and neck binding
  • Set-in Maple neck with Rosewood fretboard and trapezodial inlays
  • 22 Jumbo 2.7mm frets and a 13.7″ (350mm) radius neck for fastplay
  • Grover Die Cast tuners
  • Two volume & two tone controls and a 3-way pickup selector switch help you find your sound
  • Stop-Bar tailpiece transfers string vibration to the body of the guitar and produces superior sustain
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8″; at the 22st fret: 2 3/16″
  • Thickness of neck at the first fret approx 7/8″
  • Overall length, including the strap button: 40″; Scale length: 24.7″
  • Bridge pole spacing is 3″, and the Tail piece pole spacing is 3 1/4″
  • Width at the widest point: 13″
  • Body thickness 2″ at edge
  • Actual Weight is only 10 lbs


  • $199.99

    SX ISIS CUS 24 BUS

    SX ISIS CUS 24 BUS



    Modern Styling with Real Maple Flame Top!

     

     

  • Unique solid Mahogany Single cutaway design with an arch top body with a real flame maple top
  • Set-in Mahoganny neck with 24 fret Rosewood fretboard with adjustable truss rod and REAL Abalone Bird Inlays!!
  • Rosewood fretboard with 24 jumbo (2.7mm) frets – 25″ scale
  • High quality humbucker pickups help reduce hum and noise and offer superior performance by giving a thicker fuller sound than single coils
  • Recessedvolume, tone and pickup selector switch controls tailor your sound
  • Gold hardware(including gold diecast sealed tuners), and body binding compliments the guitar’s beautiful vintage appearance
  • Actual Weight is only 8.5 lbs. D’addario 10-46 strings installed at the factory.
  • Width of the neck at the first fret is 1 11/16″ at the 12th fret: 2 1/16″
  • Thickness of the neck at the first fret 27/32″. At the 12th fret: 15/16″
  • String Spacing at nut: 1/4″ at bridge: 3/8″
  • Width at lower bout 12 3/4″ Width of upper bout 9″ Body length: 15 3/4″ Overall length: 39 1/2. Body thickness: 1 7/16″ at edge.
  • Distance from bridge studs to edge of body is 7 3/4″
  • ISIS Wiring Diagram 

  • $199.95

    Agile AL-2500 Albino Nat

    Agile AL-2500 Albino Nat


     

  • Die-cast Grover tunerswith 18-1 ratio for ultra fine tuning
  • Full body, neck and headstock binding
  • Jumbo 2.7mm frets and a 13.7″ (350mm) radius neck for “fast”play
  • Solid Mahogany arch top body
  • 22 fret Maple set neckwith Maple fret-board and trap inlays
  • Wax potted humbucker pickups for improved sound
  • Two volume & two tone controls and a 3-way pickup selector switch help you find your sound
  • Stop-Bar tailpiece transfers string vibration to the body of the guitar and produces superior sustain
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8″; at the 22st fret: 2 3/16″
  • Neck Taper is 21.5 mm at the 1st fret and 23.5mm at the 12th fret
  • Overall length, including the strap button: 40″; Scale length: 24.7″
  • Width at the widest point: 13″
  • Body thickness 2″ at edge
  • Bridge pole spacing is 3″, and the Tail piece pole spacing is 3 1/4″
  • Actual Weight is only 10 lbs Ceramic Pickup spec:
    Neck: Inductance: 3.8 Henries, DC Resistance: 8.14k ohms
    Bridge: Inductance 15.2 Henries DC Resistance: 17.4 k ohms


  • $279.95

    Agile ST-802 EB White

    Agile ST-802 EB White



    Traditional Styling with Ebaony Fretboard.

     

     

  • Solid, 2-piece Alder body with dual cutaway body for access to the highest frets
  • Three single coil pickups provide the traditional sound your looking for
  • You can tailor the sound with 1 volume & 2 tone controls plus a 5-way pickup selector switch
  • The bolt on Canadian Maple neck has an adjustable truss rod
  • 22 jumbo frets and a graphite nut
  • Grover tuners with 18-1 turn ratio for ultra fine tuning
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 11/16″
  • Scale length: 25.5″; Fingerboard radius: 254mm Distance between trem posts 56mm
  • Neck Profile – 20mm at the 1st fret and 22.5mm at the 12th fret
  • Actual Weight is only 7.5 lbs

  • $349.95

    SX Furrian MN VGN

    SX Furrian MN VGN



    Traditional style at an un-traditional price!

     

     

  • Traditional / retro styled 3-piece body made of solid Alder
  • A padded carry bag and an instructional DVD in English and Spanish are included!
  • Great sound perfect for rock, jazz, blues, country, and more
  • Maple neck with Aged Maple fretboard, 21 jumbo (2.7mm)frets, and dot inlays
  • Chrome covered mini single coil pickup and standard single coil pickup
  • String-through body bridge with 6 adjustable saddles
  • Passive volume and tone controls with classic blade 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Chrome hardware
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8″
  • Neck radius: 13.7″ (350mm)
  • Scale length 25.5″
  • Overall length 39″
  • Width at the widest point: 12 3/4″
  • Thickness of body 1 3/4″
  • Actual Weight is only 8 lbs

  • $109.95

    SX Furrian MN HH TBR w/Bag

    SX Furrian MN HH TBR



    Furrian with 2 Humbucking Pickups!

     

     

  • Traditional / retro styled 3-piece body made of solid Alder
  • A padded carry bag and an instructional DVD in English and Spanish are included!
  • Great sound perfect for rock, jazz, blues, country, and more
  • Maple neck with maple fretboard, 21 jumbo (2.7mm)frets, and dot inlays
  • Wilkenson Bridge
  • Passive volume and tone controls with 3-way pickup selector switch
  • Chrome hardware
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8″
  • Neck radius: 13.7″ (350mm)
  • Scale length 25.5″
  • Overall length 39″
  • Routing: HH
  • Width at the widest point: 12 3/4″
  • Thickness of body 1 3/4″
  • Actual Weight is only 8 lbs

  • $119.95

    Douglas Classic TVY

    Douglas Classic TVY



    The Name Says it All! Classic Stying make this new Douglas a Great Guitar!

     

     

  • Single cutaway flat top, made from beautiful, three piece, natural solid Mahogany
  • For vintage sound, the guitar features two P90 pickups
  • Volume and tone controls and a three way pickup selector switch help you find your sound
  • Stop-Bar tailpiece transfers string vibration to the body of the guitar and produces superior sustain
  • Maple set neckwith adjustable truss rod
  • The set neck and angle headstock also help transfer string vibration to the body
  • Rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 11/16″; at the 22st fret: 2 3/16″. Bridge studs are 3 1/4 ” apart Weight: 9 lbs

  • $149.95

    Agile Valkyrie Prestige Blue Flame

    Agile Valkyrie III PrestigeBlue Flame



    The Top-Of-The-Line Valkyrie!

     

     

  • Stunning Blue Flame Maple top,fades from light blue to dark blue!
  • Flat top, dual cutaway Solid 3 piece Mahogany body(not a multi-ply not alder!) is contoured on the edges for comfortable play and offers great sound
  • Set in Canadian Maple neckwith adjustable truss rod
  • Two octave, Ebony fret-board with 24 jumbo fretsand a 13.7″ radius neck for fast play
  • Neck Taper is 21.5 mm at the 1st fret and 23.5 mm at the 12th fret
  • The headstock and fret-board are fully bound
  • Headstock features a detailed mother of pearl inlay and the fretboard features a special abalony inlays
  • Die-cast Nickel Grover tuners with 18-1 ratiofor ultra fine tuning
  • Two Alnico Type II humbucker pickupswith nickle covers
  • Two volume and two tone controls plus a three way pickup selector switch to help you get the sound you want
  • Gold Hardware
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8″; at the 22st fret: 2 3/16 “
  • Overall length 38.25″ not including the stra button; Scale length: 24 3/4″
  • Width at the widest point: 13.25″, body thickness at the edge: “
  • Actual Weight is only 8.5 lbsAlnico 2 Pickup spec:
    Neck: Inductance: 8.4 Henries, DC Resistance: 14k ohms
    Bridge: Inductance 8.6 Henries DC Resistance: 16k ohms

  • $425.00

    SX SR1 MWR

    SX SR1/MWR



    Power and performance in an awesome guitar!

     

     

  • An incredible array of sounds are possible from the powerful pickup configuration of Humbucker, Single Coil, Humbucker
  • 24 Jumbo fret necklets you hit those elusive high notes solos
  • Dual cutaway solid Alder bodyis contoured for comfortable play
  • Bolt on Maple neck with bound Rosewood fretboard and adjustable truss rod
  • 5-way pickup selector switch and one volume and one tone controlhelp tailor your individual sounds
  • Vintage bridge with whammy barcreates cool sound effects
  • All black hardware including diecast machinesgives this guitar a distinctive look
  • D’Addario stringsinstalled at the factory
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8″; at the 24th fret: 2 3/16″
  • Neck Profile (thickness) 13/16″ at the first fret. 2 1/4″ at the 22nd fret
  • Overall length, including the strap button: 39 1/2″; Scale length: 25.5″
  • Width at the widest point: 12″
  • Body thickness 1 5/8″ at edge
  • Actual Weight is only 7 lbs
    SR1 Wiring Diagram
     

  • $99.99

    SX Liquid RN 3P90 Stop Black

    SX Liquid RN 3P90 Stop Black

  • Solid Alder body for that great rock-n-roll sound
  • Three single coil p90s, one volume and two tone controls, plus a 5 way pickup selector switch let you create an incredible range of sounds
  • Beautiful Maple neck with adjustable truss rod and Rosewood reinforcement for added stability
  • Ultra-fast Rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo frets
  • Stop-Bar Tailpiece
  • Three-ply pickguard (White, Black, White)
  • D’Addario strings are installed at the factory
  • Actual weight is only 8.5 lbs
  • Overall length is 39″ including the strap button
  • Width at the widest point is 13″
  • The neck is 1 5/8″ wide at the nut and 2 1/8″ at the 22nd fret. Scale is 25.5″
  • Body is 20″ Long. Upper bout is 11 1/2″ wide, lower bout is 14 1/2″ wide. Waiste is 9″ wide.“When plugged into an amp, I was somewhat shocked by how good it sounded. I expected some weenie sounding pickups but was treated instead to a full, rich sound that came darn close to real-deal P90s. Impressive! I could not put it down! Will Ray, May 2008 Guitar Player Magazine.


  • $149.95

    SX EG2 BO TWR Electric Guitar

    SX NGG2 BO TWR



    Radical Styling!

     

     

  • This guitar features a radical modern body made from solid alder wood
  • The maple bolt on neck features an adjustable truss rod
  • Rosewood fretboard with 22 jumbo (2.7mm) frets and dot inlays
  • High quality humbucker pickupshelp reduce hum and noise and offer superior performance by giving a thicker fuller sound than single coils
  • Humbuckers also create a much larger magnetic field, which helps eliminate dead spots and increases overall power of the pickup
  • Two volume and one tone controls tailor your sound
  • Along with the angled headstock and Stop Bar Tailpiece help transfer string vibration to the body for great sound and sustain
  • All chrome hardware(including diecast sealed tuners)and pick guard compliments the guitar’s beautiful vintage appearance
  • Actual Weight is only 8 lbs
  • Width of the neck at the nut: 1 5/8″; at the 22nd fret: 2 3/8″
  • Bridge studs are 3″ apart
  • The guitar measures 47″ in total length
  • Length of the body (tip to tip) is 28″
  • Width is 18″; Body thickness is 1 9/16″
  • Scale length is 25.1/4″Sorry, no case is available.

  • $169.95

 

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