i hate the new neck pocket
I will just copy my post from other forum...
About Wizard II radius & ZR Tremolo:
I don't have any problems with Wiz II radius.
Neck joint photos sucks, we made them after test, in our houses (my friend lives in other city, I don't have a time to meet him now)
So, some ppl say, that korean guitars are heavy etc. OK, its your opinion.
That's my opinion:
s2170 / 540s
Tone: no big difference, s2170-more bite, more bass, longer sustain, 540s- more mids& treble detail (anyway pickups were different, s2170 - stock dim/ibz, 540s - dimarzio super 3/ bill lawrence 500L, maybe XL)
Weight: 540s is only little heavier than s2170 (s2170 body is 5mm slimmer!), anyway i've got ebony finish, it's veneer(0,3mm I think), but ebony is very dense, it could add some lbs
Neck: s2170 is heavier than 540s, 540s has got better shape but wizard II is playable too
Bridge: ZR >>> Lo pro. easier maintentance(intonation etc), double bends, doesn't need D-Tuner to make drop D (d-tuners aren't flawless, ZR fine-tuners work ok),
I like screwed in whammy bar (like in original floyd rose bridges)
cons: strange feeling if heavily used (ZPS system)
Price: used 540 >> used korean prestige.
I have paid 1300$ (including taxes - 25% !!!, shipping etc). My friend - 680$.
So...if you don't need ZR tremolo advantages and original finish options of s2170 go for 540s or non-prestige korean model.
S2170 is overpriced, but I like it (finish&zr trem is awesome). Killer sustain (better than 540) (maybe it's all about pickups)