Smooth pretty much nailed it.
1000/1200's come with the edge pro these days. Satch plays a few equipped with the edge pro, but most of his guitars have the original edge.
I have both, and honestly I can't say I favor one significantly over the other.
My advice, take the 1200 with the Fred just as Rich sets it up, and you'll be floored at how great the guitar is.
I understand the trepidation in buying a guitar without laying hands on it first. When giving out advice to younger players who asked what guitar they should get I would always answer 'I can't tell you that, you need to get your hands on it first", and I generally still agree with that.
Go out and get your hands on a 1200 or 1000. Play it, listen to the tone, the sound, the feel. Then realize that the guitar you're playing is only a portion as good as it could be. Most Guitar Center wall hangers are set up like bricks. After I ordered my JS
from Rich I went to GC to buy a strap. Low and behold they had a 1200 in stock. So I took it down and played it. I was not impressed, but I also knew a few things about set-ups, and the action was WAY high, intonation was off, the relief was off, etc.
This made me nervous that I might be buying a guitar that was no better than the 2 I already had (rg570 and Jem777dy). Boy was I wrong. Now I look at those guitars and think of what they might be if Rich had his way with them for a few days.
I took a blind leap of faith that the users of this forum were not misleading me on how good a job Rich does, and it paid off big time. That's one of the reasons I always try to point people Rich's direction. He's as good as advertised, if not better.
There's a lot of what appears to be Rich butt kissing that goes on here. Maybe there's some of that, but I honestly believe most of us who have bought from Rich just want others to be as happy with their guitars as we are with ours.