Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: The FTL, Florida
Re: A good guitar to upgrade to?
I'd honestly look for an early 00's or late 90's RG. That '87 560 is mad sweet, but if you haven't been playing that long an old RG with potential neck issues and God knows how much fret wear might put you off. You're also going from a Squire Strat with, I'm assuming, a standard non-locking rocker trem. A floating trem takes work, particularly the Edge 3. Edge 3 isn't a bad trem when set up right but they DO take work! So would an original Edge if you haven't worked with floating trems. If you're the patient sort and use some of the good resources out there on the net you should be okay.
My $.02: Get a late model 90's-00's RG and block the trem. Maybe remove the block and work on it as a floater as you get more experience.