Itīs very difficult to decide. These both guitars are very good ones. If you would be in my position what would you do? I think now you can understand my decision problem. On the one side the s9870 on the other rg8670. The s was a exhibition guitar. The rg is completely new. Both bodies are mad from mahagony. The s body is made with honduras mahagony. The RG have a "mytery" mahagony. The s have a AAAA quilted maple top. The RG have a AAA flamed maple top. The neck of the s is made from mahagony (mahagony 5 piece bubinga stripe), itīs a set in neck. The neck of the RG is a 5 piece maple bubinga neck), bolt on. Both mechanics are gotoh made. The RG have a irresistible tree of life. The s have a lo pro edge. The RG have a edge pro. Both have the tone zone, blue velvet and an air norton pu.
So if I could I would by them both. But I canīt. So I donīt know which one.