$975 is a good deal if it's in good shape.
The tone is absolutely different. I had one for a few months and found it to be far brighter and more aggressive than my BFP (also equipped with an evolution in the bridge).
The Evo neck pickup was far too biting for my taste.
They're not too too hard to come by. at least a few pop up every month here or on the auction site tha shall not be named.
I did like the way it looked, but eventually sold to Paul Secondino (a forumite). I think i needed the cash more than i needed the guitar at the time.