it looks better than the 555,in my opinion.it's just that 24th fret inlay on the 555 that turned me away.but the old neck Vai had on Flo was cool with just the dots on the 24th inlay;they should have used that on all 555's.but again that's my opinion.
oh thats not as bad as i thought, u guys are right!
a straight up "lets not beat about the bush" cheaper version!! and the neck looks way classier than the 555s half vine half dots (guitar that cant make its mind up!!)
and the red finish looks quite nice actually!!
i still reckon a signature guitar should be precisely that though, as played by the artist and they shouldnt do all this almost the same only cheaper stuff!!