Not at all dude. I've had it since May and I'm the second owner. Best guitar I've had so far. I changed the pickups to Dimarzios (X2n-FS1-AirNorton) and it's fantastic. I actually used to own the Flare Red one too but I had to sell it when my band decided to go 7 string and I bought my RG1527. I wish I would have know about you cause I sold it cheap! How do you like your other RG/ I always wanted that one too!