True, but there are those that come with upgrades that you don't get on a standard model. By example, I've always loved the binding on the Paul Stanley model Iceman. That binding is not available on any other Iceman. I don't remember them being insanely overpriced either. Even the new Prestige PS10 is competitively priced at $2999.99 USD. If the PS10 were a Gibson, I'm guessing... $7999.99 USD?