- Nov 28, 2022
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Early 90s rg560 in Grape Ice. Good condition for $475 or 2550z Prestige in Mint condition for $775 ? What is the better deal and how do they compare in quality?
The "hands on" part is really the crux of the choice. If OP doesn't want to shell out for fretwork, then the 2550Z might be a surer bet. I think the 560 would have way more charm. A lot of the guitar's from the 2550's era are so boring and those tiny dot inlays remind me of Milhouse Van Houten when he takes off his glasses. I think the frets could be gooched on either one, so my advice would be the 560 + setting aside a couple hundred for a refret (doesn't have to be stainless). Provided there are no issues with the guitar, I think a 560 would slay. The necks of the newer Prestige guitars will be stronger and more stable, and something to note is that if OP feels like having an HSS guitar, he can build an HSS pickguard very easily. I think the tonal options of the 560 are way tastier. Just my two cents!Depends on how they've been treated over the years. Even the RG2550Z could be nearly 15 years old.
So knowing absolutely nothing about the age and condition, I'd probably grab the RG560. Less risk (cheaper) and should be easy to flip again.
But I can sort these out in my sleep, if you're not as "hands on" it might be more worthwhile to grab the newer guitar.