Price paid: $ 350
Purchased from: Lakeland Music
Sound — 10
I bought this guitar because when I played it through the amp at the shop the sound was amazing. I figured maybe it was just the amp, but I tried several of the amps in the store and it didn't effect how awesome it sounded. I play it through Line 6 Spider II amp and I haven't found a guitar that sounds better to me yet.
Overall Impression — 10
I play several styles of music, classical, punk, metal, blues, and other various emo/screamo/hardcore genres. This guitar is versital in all those genres. I've been playing 13 years now and I haven't found another guitar that feels as good and sounds as good as this one. If this guitar was stolen I would personally try to track it down, but if I couldn't find it, I would deffinately try to buy a new one or a used one. The RG470 is my favorite out of my collection and one of the best guitars I have ever played.
Reliability & Durability — 10
This guitar will deffinately take some abuse. I try to take very good care of my guitars, but my younger brother unfortunatly has no respect for them what so ever. This guitar has be dropped and knocked into several walls and doors. This guitar is my main stage guitar. I wouldn't choose any other. It stays in tune wonderfully and feels sturdy and secure while I play.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
This guitar is very well put together. I found no flaws in the way it plays. The neck is thin and fast. The hardware is securely attached and the holes are routed out perfectly. The body cut isn't in the way and it's fits comfotably with my style of playing. The body is light weight and the strap buttons are slightly larger than others, letting the strap stay on better.