Price paid: C$ 445
Purchased from: Long & McQuades
Sound — 9
It has 2 Knobs; A volume and a tone with a 5-way selector which makes it simpler than most guitars. It still uses it's Infinity Pickups which are quite hot but not fit for playing mellow clean songs. This is one of the greatest guitars you can purchase if you're mainly a Rock or Metal Player.
Overall Impression — 10
I'd give the old 370dx a 8 while I'd give this one a 9.5 due to the lack of versatility with the pickups... If you're a rocker or metal player under a tight budget, a guitar like this for around $400 is just perfect; I'd suggest this one to almost anyone.
Reliability & Durability — 10
I've only gigged once with this guitar but it was perfect, I'd absolutely bring a backup though, the tremolo is much easier to move but that might tempt me to push too hard and screw it over; I'm a die hard metal artist so to easy rockers there are going to be little to no issues.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
My only issue I had with this guitar was that I had to fix the nut a little because it was off just by a bit, took 2 minutes out of my life but maybe it was just this one... Still a solid, powerful, sexy guitar. Compared to the old 2003 model with the powersound pickups this would totally kill the 2003. When it came to me it was glossy with very little scratches (Probably due to my own handling prior to examining it). It's a 10 because of the greater improvements.
Features — 10
The RG370DXZ is a 24 fret Superstrat shaped guitar mainly meant for Rock and Metal. The RG370DXZ is part of the RG's 2011 line, Notice the Z as in the New Edge Zero II Tremolo which will ultimately replace the Horrible Edge III and it's still made in Korea. The new Edge Zero II Tremolo is more comfortable than the Edge III and with the new ZPS system, you can smash away with your tremolo and stay in the same tuning. Compared to the old RG370DX, this is a great leap forward.