can you put your hands on both?...if the new ones feel just like the old ones i'd say go new as it'll be longer before you have to do things like fret jobs...d.m.
The problem is, the Genesis wont even be released until the end of September so I can't actually touch one. I am, however, going to try out the 560 tomorrow. Condition-wise, it's in probably better shape than my Candy Apple 550 (the problems with my 550 are minor scratches and whatever, nothing serious).
In terms of neck dimensions, they are very close to the Super wizard HP (which I have on my RG2550 prestige). The only differences are that the super wizard in the genesis are 1mm wider at the 12th fret and they are 2mm thinner at last fret.
Honestly the only things that make the Genesis attractive are:
1. The violet chameleon color (or road flare red on the 550)
2. the fact they are japan only limited releases, collectors items.
The thing that I love about the 560 is that it's H-S-S. All my current axes (RG1550M PBL, 2550Z GW, RG550CA, RG350EXZ) are all H-S-H and for something different, the 560 has what I want.
So that's why I'm so confused on what to do. I know if I dont manage to get a chameleon now, I'll never be able to get one. 560 Grape Ice may not be that common, but I may be able to find another 560 someday. So yeah, I'm lost.