To me this is a no-brainer!! 'Custom Shop' stuff in general is WAY too expensive for me! Plus, I like having 'choices'. So, give me $4500 to spend on guitars, and I'm coming away with 5 or 6 'good' guitars, most likely all 'used', but carefully chosen to meet my expectations and desires! Seriously...... just think about it: 5 or 6 'GOOD' guitars, or 1 expensive, over-priced, perhaps not even all that great sounding or playing, but clearly 'fancy' product being sold to maximize profit for the manufacturer!!???? Really? NFW!!!