Re: Trying to test my own memory on RG470's
Catalogs say that the RG450 came out in 1992 in Europe and then the RG470 was added in 1993. US only had the RG470 in 1993. During that year, it doesn't look like they were selling the RG570.
It was basically an RG570 but in addition to the non-tilt neck joint, also didn't have the recessed barrel jack.
Basically, when they switched to a LoPro on all guitars in 1992, they were selling the Edge as a low end option. Maybe they had an excess of inventory they were trying to move? Anyway, during those two years, the low rent guitars were the EX series.
With the major redesign to AANJ and discontinuation of a bunch of models for 1994, anything sub-500 became a Korean guitar and the EX line was dropped. During the next couple years, there was a big expansion of the number of Korean models.