At $10K, there is no carved monkey grip. What you get instead is an actual monkey who is trained to carry your guitar around for you. A few random points: that "tree of life" could not be more boring. It's doubtless mass produced both in cutting the shapes and routing the fretboard -- it's just an instant, automated hunk of pointless bling. The massively overpriced collector's guitars are a "thing" for most makers. Heaven knows that Gibson has been hawking those for ages. I intensely dislike the idea of guitar collections, where the basic principle is imply to own stuff that other people don't have, simply for the unhealthy, non-musical "pleasure" of ownership. Martin wins the all time trophy for the most disgusting example of this in its 2 Million Martin clock abortion. Ibanez is just joining the club. I do like the Zemaitis ripoff metal engraving on the 10th ann. model, though where I work we have a laser engraver that can produce that stuff for just about zero dollars.