Re: old RGs or modern RG prestiges?
I have an original 1991 RG 550 and a prestige 2550. IMO the older RG feels alot better to me, of course I have played it since 1991, but I have had about 30 plus guitars since '91 and for some reason I have never traded, swapped or sold the RG 550. Don't know why, I just can bare to lose it. It does have the cracks in the neck pocket (clearcoat) and the "v" crack by the locking nut screws, but it hasn't been adjusted or setup in 10 years and it still play PERFECT. Neck hasn't moved one mm. The prestige is butter, neck feels great, solid build, I expect it to last just as long, and be just as reliable. You really can't go wrong, both guitars are top shelf buys, I wouldn't really worry about it, play both , buy the one that feels right, the quality is going to be about the same.