Ibanez AT100cl observations and questions
This is my first post as I don't currently own any Ibanez electrics, but am looking to do so very soon.
One of my favorite guitarists is Andy Timmons. I'm learning some of his songs and would love to pick up his AT100cl signature model to get my sound as close as reasonably possible to his. So when I searched the price on the web, the AT100 retail price is $2,699.99! Having never purchased an Ibanez electric, the price was a bit of a shock. (For example, a brand new, American made Gibson Les Paul Standard retails for $2,499, and an American made Fender Stratocaster Deluxe retails for $1,599.)
Has Ibanez become a premium guitar brand over the years? I'm sure it's a great guitar, but I'm not so sure I want to part with that much jack for a new one. I may just search this site for a used one. Please let me know if you know of any strategies to get this guitar more reasonably priced, or if you guys see a used one turn up. Thanks so much.