The 555 is a beginerrs guitar ???!!?!?
what a dumb statement !!! what snobbery !!!
Its not the guitar, its the player, i have seen some people with quality instruments who couldnt play 3 notes, and some people with cheap strat copies that shred.
I am from Scotland, but was in the USA for 5 months working, and believe me, you dont know how lucky you have it over there. I bought an RG450DX, the white 7V lookalike, in a "Cash America" pawn shop for $300 then just brought it back here and sold it for nearly 3 times that !!
I have an RG560 with a Lo-Pro, and a Jem 555 WH, my Jem cost me £600 (maybe roughly $1000) and that was second hand. Sure the 555 is Korean and not Japanese, but I have had mine for a couple of weeks, and i cant put it down, i am over the moon with it. I think 555 bashing has gone on long enough
Some people dont know when they have it good ...