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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-15-2010, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
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1989 RG560 or NEW RG1570

I want to get back into playing after many years.
My last guitar was a 1989 RG560 I bought new in 89.
It seems like the closest thing available new is a 1570.
I really liked the candy apple finish. Anyway as I have been
out of playing for 10+ years I want to know how these
models compare. Should I hold out for a vintage RG or
is the 1570 the way to go. I am not an expert player but
I absolutely loved my RG560 and have always missed it.
After a trip to Memphis and the Gibson factory last year I
cant stop wanting to get back into it. So, lets hear it from you
experts - Vinatge or New RG ??

Thanks in advane for any and all comments.
BTW - a JEM would be wasted on me I think.

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 01:22 PM
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Re: 1989 RG560 or NEW RG1570

In my opinion old RG560 will be better =)
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 01:25 PM
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Re: 1989 RG560 or NEW RG1570

Go with any of the older RG 500 series guitars. You'll not regret it. Go llok around at how many Jemsiters have multiple RG 500 series guitars in their collections as opposed to multiple 1570s, etc. Not to say anything is wrong with the 1570, but the older ones just scream.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 03:47 PM
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Re: 1989 RG560 or NEW RG1570

The RG560 is hands down the way to go. My brother has a 1988 and to be honest, it's the best feeling guitar that I've ever played. I'm not too savvy on the current models, but from what I've read they don't compare.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 04:20 PM
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Re: 1989 RG560 or NEW RG1570

RG560 if the neck is in good shape. If not, the RG1570.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 04:35 PM
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Re: 1989 RG560 or NEW RG1570

I recently sold an '89' RG560 to a customer/ friend of mine that I had swirled GMC, the guitar was awesome and the range of tones from the guitar blew me away as in the past I never favoured the single coil in the neck position, but the 560 was some thing else, I sold it for £300 GBP......... this was the 5th swirled Ibanez the guy had purchased from me since the beggining of May so I feel he had to have a bargain from me . DUDE, GO FOR THE RG 560.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 04:48 PM
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Re: 1989 RG560 or NEW RG1570

This poor guy didn't get a response for almost a month!

But yeah, I agree. RG560 from '89 (which I have one) is one hell of a guitar.
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Re: 1989 RG560 or NEW RG1570

I don't care much for the newer trems, so the 560 would be my choice.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-14-2010, 03:10 PM
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Re: 1989 RG560 or NEW RG1570

As being an owner of a '90 RG560, I would pick another one up in a heartbeat...
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