Planning to buy an RG1570, need advice
Since my "good" old RG270 is falling apart (warped neck, tremolo rattles), I decided to get myself a new guitar. I had enough of Korean crap, now it's time to get a real Ibanez. But there is a problem - I understand that guitars are not made equal, and even in a hi-end line like Prestige there can be an occasional dud.
Where should I look for signs of bad workmanship?
My biggest fear is the neck. I saw that they are not using the reinforcement stripe anymore. Does this mean that Prestige necks are more prone to warping?
And another thing - is there supposed to be a thin "wall" between the neck pickup route(sp?) and the neck pocket?