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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-17-2011, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
 
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I got the chance to buy either a R520QS which looks to be in excellent condition or an Rg570 (2 available).

One of the Rg570's is silver and the other is cherry sunburst.


Rg520QS @ $299

Rg570 Silver @ $299

Rg570 Sunburst @ $399 (w/ case)



Decisions.........
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Re: Rg520 vs Rg570 ... Help me decide!

Well If you want H-H go for the 520

Go for the 570 if you want H-S-H

They should both be the same Trems.
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Re: Rg520 vs Rg570 ... Help me decide!

hard decision.

520 Qs is one of the ebst sounding RG ever made, mahogany body, super wizard neck, 5 way line switch with H-H config, just can't go wrong with it.
on the other hand, RG 570 FM is hard to find these days, especially in good conditions.
I always love those old school RGs.

If I were you, it comes to these :
1. If i had enough money, buy them both ( 520 and 570 FM), forget about the silver 570.
2. If only can make 1 choice, If the 570FM in excellent conditions : minimum dings dongs scratches, fret wire is fat and full of live, I'd go with this.
Because it's easier to find 520QS, just in case in the future you want it too.

good luck.
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hard decision.

RG 570 FM is hard to find these days, especially in good conditions.
I always love those old school RGs.

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Hehe I have an Rg570FM from 1991 in Teal Blue
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Re: Rg520 vs Rg570 ... Help me decide!

theyre pretty cheap. if you can, i say get the 570fm and the 520. but if your posting this that means that probably isnt an option so i say the 570fm if you can only pick one
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Re: Rg520 vs Rg570 ... Help me decide!

I'd have to sell something to get both.

Are al of you saying the 570 because of the finish?
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Are al of you saying the 570 because of the finish?
Yes, but only if it IS the flamed maple top 570. As PsychoShredder said the RG570FM is getting quite hard to find lately. If you pass on this one, you may not find another when your ready to buy again. The 520QM is more common so, theoretically, should be easier to find in the future. Otherwise the two guitars are complete equals. neither is "better" than the other.

BTW... they are both great guitars

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http://tinypic.com/r/x54lsm/7
There's a pic.
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Have you gotten to see it in person??
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No unfortunately not. Both guitars would be bought online...
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If you have, and its in really good condition I personally would jump all over that one. It (to me) is by far the best of the bunch.
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can the seller send you a lot more detailed pics??? I would insist on it.
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the only thing I see "wrong" is that its missing the truss rod cover, but thats not a big deal at all.
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I'll ask for more pics tomorrow. Thanks for your help man
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cherry sunburst 570 FM !! love it...
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