Re: RG2XXV quality?
Why people are paying $699 and up for Indonesian guitars when they can do what you did and spend under $600 for a used or NOS MIJ Prestige is beyond me. I guess if you gotta have neon THAT bad, then more power to you. If I get hungry for neon, I'll pick up my daughter's refinished neon pink RG560. Guarantee it plays better than anything currently coming out of Indonesia, and it's 20 years old.
And for what it's worth, I WOULD pay $900 for a mint RG565 any day. Hell, I'd pay double that for an honest-to-god, brand new, MIJ reissue. But no, Ibanez is happy to poop out Indo "replicas" for $699. Frustrating.