I actually bought a rg2228 from guitar center a month ago. I talked with the clerk on the phone and he told me it was in "very good condition, I can't find anything wrong." Long story short, the thing was beat to hell when I received it. It had stripped out hardware, worn down frets, messed up volume pot, weird marks and scratches up and down the neck. I returned it at my local GC. The guy that took the return was super cool though, and they were very friendly on the phone. Just buy at ones own risk when it comes to the guitar center used department.