Is it a good guitar for metal and hard rock (mainly metallica, iron maiden, ac/de, guns n roses...)? Im trying to replace my Epiphone Les Paul Studio.
it just depends, i have an rg and i thought having a thin guitar with a thin neck would be great, but the neck for me is a little too thin, and the body doesn't absorb the vibrations like a les paul.
with RGs, its all about the pickups. i have emgs in mine and they make the guitar scream.
yes it is
It has an edge 3 bridge right? The stock pickups will be less than decent and the bridge won't last you very long.
I previously owned a cheap Ibanez (GRG170DX), and my friend has a RG370DX, so i have a pretty good idea of what its like to play on a thin neck, and for me at least, its much easier and much more fun than on my Epi.
Also, im looking at a second-hand one with a Dimarzio Evolution bridge pickup.
I'd say it's still not worth it. Save more for an ibanez with a decent trem system or save for a different guitar with a good trem.
The S Series are easier to maintain. I mean, its made of Mahogany, and the ZR trem is badass.