Agree about the trans purple burst, very nice with the ash body and maple fretboard.
I was always interested in the RG5170 in black and gold until I saw the red pearl (maybe tortoiseshell?) binding, I’d assumed (hoped) they’d got rid of it from the grey one last year.
Yeah. When I saw that one my fist thought was they should've done black/red pinstripe binding, like on some of the old Roadstars.