I wasn't in the market for a new guitar, having just bought a NOS RG1570 suede red last week. However while searching the classifieds in my home town I came across a cheap RG1527Z, seller had it listed for $700AUD. I asked him what's the lowest amount he'd take and he said $550AUD ($375USD). Had a look on ebay and the cheapest examples are over twice that amount. I got it, needed a good clean but look at the result. It's hardly been played, and at $550 was a steal!