I've got my eyes on a pair of guitars but can only get one. One is a USRG30 and the other is an RG1680. Both caught my eye because of the offset for inlays, LoPro edge, maple top, non basswood body (alder on the US, mahogany on the JC) and the price they're both at is right (<$1000)
Anyone had any experience with the USRG models? I've played a few J Customs but not the older ones which this is (pre 2000). I've heard the USRG's edge out the J Customs slightly in build quality and I've heard he necks on the USRG is something special.
I haven't played either, so take this with a pinch of salt, but that sounds like a great price on the USRG. On the very rare occasion they crop up, they're usually well over £1000. I'd love to grab one of those. They always have great tops on them in great colours. Which one is it?
That 1680 isn't nearly as unusual as the USRG, so that'd sway me.