GRX20 2000 vs 2011
The preface: I bought an used 2010(ish) GRX20 with Line 6 amp, deciding to finally get an electric after years of playing an acoustic. Literally the next week, I found a 2000 GRX20 (vintage considering this was first production year) in the garbage. After cleaning them both up and testing they seem to work fine, but are they truly the same??
My understanding is that the GRX20 changed from an Agathis body in 2000 to a Basswood body by 2010, as well as from a "standard tremelo" to a fat6 version. My question is, why were these changes made and did the changes improve the guitar or simply cut the production costs?
Not a terribly important question for a beginner with a cheap guitar, but I am curious. I only have room in my heart for one of these beasts and I want to decide who to love before kicking the other to the curb. Thanks!