Questions I would ask myself: Are you a professional performer, or plan to be one? Will you feel good about your decision (buy or not) in 3 months or 6 months? Will anyone else be affected by your decision, plus or minus? Is this an impulse? Are you feeling pressure because of marketing ("Limited Edition"! Signature model''! Rich Robinson! TV Jones! ..."commands respect"? There’s a lot of bling there; is it worth it, really? My old dad warned me, "Don’t buy a car for the paint job." And so did Smokey Robinson: "Pretty girls come a dime a dozen... you better shop around..." And he wasn’t related to Rich Robinson, who will be even more rich if you buy this. Many of us here have faced this same quandary, so I think it’s safe to say we’re sympathetic. My vote: Let it go for now, man. What’s yours will come to you, and at that time the money -your money- will be there.