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Hello everyone, I'm new here and new to playing guitar. I have a Casino brand (Chinese generic I think?) Strat that I have been testing the waters with for 6 months or so, and am now ready to buy a better guitar to continue learning on. This brings me to my question, I have been looking at the RG370AHMZ, and the RG350DX both of which brand new goes for around $900 dollars here in Australia. I have an opportunity to buy a pristine condition (hardly been played) 2007 MIJ (Team J Craft), RG2570e Prestige in the Gold colour, for around the same price. From researching I gather that the 2570e is a fantastic guitar. What I want to know is, is it worth buying the 2570e (11 years old although great condition), for the same money I can buy a new (medium quality), 370 or 350? Thanks in advance.
 

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Absolutely, buy the 2570 and pay for a pro setup, you won't regret it.
Thanks you for the input. I was leaning that way, but unsure because of the age. I thought perhaps technology had made the new medium quality units as good as the older one. Glad that is not the case, as I really like the 2570. I was planning on getting a set up done whichever way I went. I think the 2570 is probably a better unit to spend extra on, so worked out well.

+1: Go for the Prestige (assumed it is technically in good condition).
But be warned: You will not be able to blame the instrument if your playing is not as expected ;)
Hahahaahah thanks mate for the input, (and the vote of confidence lol). No chance of blaming the instrument, I am well aware of my awesome playing skills lol. At least with a good quality unit, if my playing is still awesome in 12 months, I know I'm either doing something wrong or I need to practice more often.

Thanks again for the help guys. I'll post a pic once the deal is done.
 

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Absolutely, buy the 2570 and pay for a pro setup, you won't regret it.
Thanks you for the input. I was leaning that way, but unsure because of the age. I thought perhaps technology had made the new medium quality units as good as the older one. Glad that is not the case, as I really like the 2570. I was planning on getting a set up done whichever way I went. I think the 2570 is probably a better unit to spend extra on, so worked out well.

+1: Go for the Prestige (assumed it is technically in good condition).
But be warned: You will not be able to blame the instrument if your playing is not as expected
Hahahaahah thanks mate for the input, (and the vote of confidence lol). No chance of blaming the instrument, I am well aware of my awesome playing skills lol. At least with a good quality unit, if my playing is still awesome in 12 months, I know I'm either doing something wrong or I need to practice more often.

Thanks again for the help guys. I'll post a pic once the deal is done.
Did you buy the Prestige in the end?
 

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G'day Alan. Thanks for the interest mate. No I didn't buy the one I mentioned above as the guy kept stuffing me around. Organising time to meet up so I can check it out, then pulling out at the last minute with what felt like lame excuses. After the third attempt I walked away. But instead of the others I was looking at, my wife convinced me to go better quality and buy a new RG652AHMFX prestige which I am happy to say that I absolutely love. Feels so awesome to play compared with my old Casino. Pics attached.
 

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G'day Alan. Thanks for the interest mate. No I didn't buy the one I mentioned above as the guy kept stuffing me around. Organising time to meet up so I can check it out, then pulling out at the last minute with what felt like lame excuses. After the third attempt I walked away. But instead of the others I was looking at, my wife convinced me to go better quality and buy a new RG652AHMFX prestige which I am happy to say that I absolutely love. Feels so awesome to play compared with my old Casino. Pics attached.
That's an absolute beaut! Your wife gives good advice. 🙂
 

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G'day Alan. Thanks for the interest mate. No I didn't buy the one I mentioned above as the guy kept stuffing me around. Organising time to meet up so I can check it out, then pulling out at the last minute with what felt like lame excuses. After the third attempt I walked away. But instead of the others I was looking at, my wife convinced me to go better quality and buy a new RG652AHMFX prestige which I am happy to say that I absolutely love. Feels so awesome to play compared with my old Casino. Pics attached.
That's an absolute beaut! Your wife gives good advice. 🙂
Hahhaha the advice actually came from you guys but she did the convincing lol. Yeah I think it's a beauty too, I love it.
 
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