I found a great travel/beater guitar. In my travels I came across a NOS 2002 RG 450 Limited Edition that was made in Japan for $450. It is a metallic maroon like color. It has a mirror pickguard. It also has a really cool reverse headstock as well. It has the decent V and S series pickups. The store had ordered it 5 years ago and it just never sold. I looked it over and told the sales guy that I was very interested and was hoping they would change the strings and allow me to play it. They gladly agreed and I gave it a go and bought it. It still had the tags and plastic on it. It didn't even have a pick scratch. I feel for the $ I got a great guitar after paying about $1900 for my Jem7WH, $1200 for my JS1000, $1000 for my JS2000, and $700 a piece for the 3 RG1570s (did differant p/u configs in the 3 RG 1570s) - all new. I travel back & forth between the east & west coast. So, based on the investment, I figured the RG 450 would be a great guitar to though in a gig bag as a carry on and take with me when I traveled. I use a Roland Cube 60 as my travel amp. Anyways, I've done some research on this model and wasn't able to find out much. Where it was a limited edition, it would be nice to know how many were made. Also, I've found that some came w/ TRS trems and some came with TRS IIs. I find that odd. It makes me wonder if they were just randomly grabbing one or the other during assembly. Apparently, I got lucky because I have the TRS on mine. I've read it's not as good as the Edge but a lot better than the TRS II and decent enough to use. I'm not going to do any mods. It is what it is and you can't get much better (NEW!) for $450.