Just add pickups and assemble! A superb Japan-made Prestige and a shredder’s dream guitar for the home tech or tinkerer. Every piece is here, other than electronics so you can use whatever pickups you like, or we can install prior to shipping. The guitar is super clean, zero fret wear, nice case, etc., although the past owner did a textured refinish that you may love or hate. The finish is a nice job with the only flaws being non-textured spots on the bottom edge from sitting in a stand before the finish was dry. The Prestige series by “Team J-Craft” are some of the nicest guitars coming out of Japan. The RG-1570 is an new version of the old RG-570, although with improved high tech hardware, better Wizard Prestige neck, with 5-piece maple/walnut, and the new Edge-Pro tremolo system. Other specs are Basswood body; maple neck; rosewood fretboard with 24 jumbo frets and pearl dot inlays; pickups direct mounted to body; Cosmo black hardware; HSH pickup configuration with 5-way switch, master volume, master tone; pearl logo inlay, and finished in Suede Black only. For additional cost I can supply pickup sets like Duncans, DiMarzios, EMGs, and probably even an Ibanez V7-S1-V8, which were stock for this guitar. The IBZ V7 (Vintage 7) pickup is tight, but bright, very dynamic for chording and rhythm; the S1 single coil is very articulate with especially clear mids; the IBZ V8 (Vintage 8) pickup is a warm and articulate, with enhanced harmonics without excessive brightness. The RG-1570 Prestige currently runs $1199 at Zzounds; don’t know if there’s an upcharge for lefty. With less than two hours of bench time you can do final assembly on this one and come in way under 1/2 that price. $450 includes nice form fit Prestige case, factory hang tags, wrenches, and everything needed to complete the guitar. If you want pickups installed, choose from ones we have in stock and you’re looking at $675 with Duncans/DiMarzio/EMG/etc.