Join Date: May 2003
Location: Hilversum, The Netherlands
Re: Japan vs. Korea
I'm afraid of clicking that link at work.
Prestige guitars receive extra care, primarily, and mostly felt in the neck/frets. They should feel more playable to the guitar afficionados. If you look at the thread with the factory pictures, there are some closeups of prestige necks there. You won't see non-prestige necks there, but at least you'll see how good the prestige's are. My RG570EX is not prestige, and I've never played a prestige, so I can't say for sure how much better one would feel over it.
I would say that generally, anything with 4 digits after the model name (RG, SZ, etc) is considered prestige, if it isn't a J-Custom, or some other "thing". Therefore a 2550, 2550E and a 2550EX would all be prestige of some form or other.