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Great axe!!!!!!! I have an RG1570 and i`m about to replace the stock pickups with DiMarzio`s. How do you like the TZ and AN? Thats the combo i might go with!
 

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A prestige RG that has a hardtail. I've never seen that guitar before, but it looks like it would be more affordable than one of the new RGA's.....
 

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I picked it up for 51,905 yen from Ishibashi (including shipping and a high-end gig bag).

That's around $500.00 USD today.

They have a 1522 (rare) that's pretty beat but do-able and another 1521 that is less than perfect.

http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/ubox/

As soon as a white one comes up it's mine.
 

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IMO the RG-1521 is a "step-up" from the RG-421.

The neck is better. The prestige neck feels nice.

The pickups are direct-mount. It definitely has more sustain. When they both had the same pickups it sounded better.

The output jack is a is a switchcraft long shaft stereo.

Otherwise I'd say they are very similar.
 
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