RG1570 vs. RG2570
while in australia, i sold my '05 RG1570 for a very good price, which would enable me to replace it with a RG2570 should I so choose.
my question is, though: what are the real differences between the two IF a pickup replacement is on the cards for both? (so disregard the IBZ vs. V-series pickup argument).
i mean, i realise that the 2570 has the bound neck and 'tooth inlays versus the 1570's rather plain but tasteful neck. and obviously the 2570 has the unique textured finish (which, sadly, isn't matched by the headstock anymore!). but is there a difference in quality?
is there any point in going for a 2570 over a 1570 if the intention is to replace the pickups anyway?