Re: Which RG for me?
For your budget, I'd try to find an RG550, RG560, or RG570, depending on your pickup/pickguard preferences. These are workhorse guitars that are still going strong 20 years later. Quality materials, quality hardware, proven track record. Prestiges are also excellent quality instruments, but you start getting into different neck profiles and hardware specs. Again, they're still pro-level guitars, just depends on what your preferences are. And they tend to be a little pricier in the used market.
My opinion is that a nice used RG5XX is a much better investment than a Premium, regardless of how cute the rounded fret ends are. Others will undoubtably argue the contrary.
Last edited by TAorama; 08-16-2012 at 03:37 PM.