Re: Recommendations wanted for a budget '70s/'80s metal/hard rock guitar
If you're looking for Edge Pro, or Edge, skip the 470's unless you can find one from before 94, I believe. The older ones came with Edge's, but the later ones came with the Lo TRS, which isn't too good. It's not bad, but if you can find an Edge equipped guitar, then definitely go for that. I own a 98 470L, and I enjoy my TRS, but it's definitely showing signs of wear. I'm either switching to a Gotoh trem soon, or getting a custom built from a local guy here in Portland.
I would say:
560 - these can usually be had pretty cheap on the bay. I just missed out on a lefty that ended at $107. I'm SUPER pissed.