how much for a '91 RG570
Someone is offering me an old RG570 for the serial I know is 1991, for about $230, before asking if it's a good deal I'll try to describe the guitar first
What I liked:
- Cosmetically is in players condition, a few scratches wich really doesn't worry me, the wood of the body is in good condition no dents or serious hits, at least I didn't noticed while I inspected it
- The neck is good too, it feels very good (it feels more thin than my 2008 RG1570), the frets are I good condition (no too worn), the action was low and wasn't any fret buzz, it sounded clean in all frets
What I didn't like:
- The nut was rusted and one of the presure pads was replaced
- It doesn't have a tremolo arm (the owner lost it)
But the major thing that it's keeping me is the bridge (edge bridge)... it looks good and appears to work too... but I don't really know how to inspect it, I used it and abused it to see if it was working, It didn't keep the tuning to well, but the hing is that guitar had very old and rusty strings, and the trem angle wasn't set well... so it think the only way to see if it works good is to do a setup first :s
So my questions are...
It's a 20 year old guitar... is it safe to buy a guitar this old? old trems like this are reliable? what are the thing that I have the check about the edge to know if its good?
I've seen some guys posting about old Ibby's that they get in pawn shops (where surely the guitar is not in a good setup most of the time), how do you figure it out that the guitar was a good buy?
Please, give some advice