Apologies for the small picture, I'm posting this from work and needed to get it down small enough to attach. It's not like you can really photograph these things anyway - the headstock is as close to the "true" color as I could get, but the rest of it is so totally blown out that it almost looks pastel. This was my iPhone - I did a couple quick test shots with my Nikon DSLR, and it was coming out solid orange. Insane. Either way, the headstock is pretty true to life, in this shot.
Anyway, this is a 2013 Genesis series reissue RG550RFR, used but in more or less flawless condition. I literally picked this up from the post office this morning before heading in to work, but it showed up from Ishibashi in Japan in a matter of days (The order was finalized on Saturday, and they tried to deliver it last night, Tuesday, but I wasn't there to sign). I've barely got to play it so far, but once I dial in the setup a little (it's pretty good, but strung up with 9s and I'm a 10s guy - otherwise, the biggest issue was the prior owner seems to hate output, and had the humbuckers screwed all the way down flush and, in the case of the neck, below the pickguard).
I've logged about 10 minutes of playtime, but it sounds great
, somewhat to my surprise (again - 9s, and the stock V-series pickups), and very much to my relief. This has always been one of my "white whale" guitars and I got it at a fair price so I was fine with it showing up as toneless eye candy, but the tone is actually pretty beastly. I'm thinking of throwing in a set of green Breeds for maximum visual carnage, but it really sounds pretty good as it is.
The flamed maple fretboard - luck of the draw, not a formal spec - was also a very nice surprise.