I have been playing guitar since I was 14, I am 26, about to be 27 now.
I was going to purchase a Ibanez Steve Vai "JEM" Model in 2006, while I was in High school. I still remember to this day, it was listed at 1,799$ in ***************s catalog.
I had the 2000$ ~ cash sitting in my room...
I was digging through my old collection of Guitarist and guitar Techniques magazines (they have been stuck in back of a cupboard for years) and found a Guitarist August 1992 edition - makes for interesting reading on prices.
Jem 77 Blue floral £959
PGM 100 Jewel...