I saw this guitar about a year before I bought it, and I promised myself I would get it some day. Yeah, Satriani, Gilbert, Buckethead, Vai, Morse, Moore, Mongrain, Emmanuel, Petrucci, the list goes on!
Well a lot of the money went towards getting the EMG pickups, which had to be shipped from America. Then the paint job was also not a cheap one. There was a lot of tweaking in the whole guitar to make it play like a top of the line Ibanez. I spent only an extra $1100 on it, but the place where I got it done was quite cheap to begin with.